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Powerful Pomegranate: Know the 7 health benefits of this wonder fruit

This juicy red fruit is nothing less than a treat to your tongue. It serves a host of health benefits and has irreplaceable impact on your well being. So, go ahead and have it regularly.

Written by Aishwarya Iyer | Updated : September 12, 2018 12:14 PM IST


Pomegranates or anar is fondly called as the 'fruit of paradise'. Owing to it rich nutritional value and amazing taste, it is one of the most favoured fruits among kids and adults alike. It has tons of health benefits and is equally amazing in taste.

Heart Health

Keeps your heart healthy: Anar is loaded with polyphenols that have powerful antioxidant properties. Antioxidants prevent free radical damage of the walls of the arteries, thereby protecting your heart from diseases. They also prevent cholesterol that causes plaque formation or development of coronary artery disease.  Also Read - Environment Day 2023: Why Time Has Come For Us To Go Beyond Sanitary Napkins?

Blood Pressure

Lowers blood pressure: Pomegranates prevent the activity of serum angiotensin-converting enzyme that helps in lowering blood pressure. Furthermore, punicic acid, which is a main component of anar lowers cholesterol and reduces blood pressure.


Boosts immunity: Pomegranate is loaded with anti-inflammatory compounds. It is, therefore recommended for anyone with a weak immunity. Also, they are rich in Vitamin C that boosts antibody production and amps up immunity. So, they keep infections and diseases at bay.


Lowers stress levels: According to a study conducted by Queen Margaret University, people who drank pomegranate juice had lower levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that is increased under stressful situations.