Super Fruit With a Super Pow(d)er
If you’re all about fighting free radicals and you drink the antioxidant craze Kool-Aid, you might want to consider using organic pomegranate powder. This organic fruit powder is not metaphorically, but quite literally an antioxidant rich and low-calorie alternative to the refreshing juice drink you may have enjoyed as a child. Fast forward to adulthood where your priorities and most likely your taste buds have changed. Actual Kool-Aid and soda are rich in sugar and calories, but seriously lacking in nutritional value and health benefits. So what are the benefits of organic pomegranate powder? There are various answers, but the key lies in the antioxidants.
This fruit is actually categorized as a berry, but it’s vibrant red skin and size are slightly reminiscent of a small apple. The pomegranate differs from other fruits in that it contains hundreds of arils, which are juice filled seed sacs. The arils are the edible part of the fruit and the peel is typically deemed inedible. However, the peel also contains high amounts of antioxidants and can be used in conjunction with the arils to produce organic pomegranate powder. None of the fruit is wasted in the quest for amazing health benefits through the antioxidants found in organic pomegranate powder.
ANTIOXIDANTS, POMEGRANATES AND YOU
Most of us are probably well aware that antioxidants carry numerous health benefits. However, a select few could probably explain what an antioxidant is or what kind of health benefits they produce. To simplify, the term “antioxidant” is used to denote a man-made or natural substance that has the ability to delay or prevent damage to cells caused by free radicals. Antioxidants found in organic pomegranate powder have been known to have some anti-aging and anti-inflammatory effects. Some very commonly known antioxidants are vitamins A, C and E. Pomegranates are rich in vitamin C, and organic pomegranate powder is a great way to get a dose of this immunity boosting antioxidant. Nature Restore’s organic pomegranate powder boasts 260% daily value of vitamin C per 2 tablespoon serving. While vitamin C is abundant, other antioxidants such as polyphenols and punicalagins are also ready to serve up a laundry list of health benefits.
THREE TERRIBLE DISEASES, ONE DELICIOUS CURE
Ok so maybe to call organic pomegranate powder a “cure” is a bit of a stretch, but it is certainly a great resource to prevent some terminal illnesses. Namely, pomegranates have been found to reduce the risk of both breast and prostate cancer. These cancers are the most common types of cancer among women and men, respectively. While cancer affects millions of people each year, heart disease remains the number one cause of premature death in the world. The punicic acid found in organic pomegranate powder has been shown to greatly reduce the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, which is a key factor in preventing heart disease. While none of these illnesses quite have an exact cure, the regular use of organic pomegranate powder can greatly reduce your risk of developing these diseases.
IT MAY EVEN HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT
Organic pomegranate powder can even assist in the process of weight loss, which has become somewhat of an obsession in our modern culture. There is no shortage of dietary supplements on the market, should that be your preferred route. For others seeking a more natural approach, organic pomegranate powder is a viable option. Pomegranates have been found to reduce the overall amount of body fat in obese individuals when used with a diet and exercise regimen. Nature Restore’s organic pomegranate powder is very diet friendly with a mere 60 calories and 4 grams of sugar per serving. Pomegranates are also rich in dietary nitrates, which improve exercise performance by delaying fatigue.
BENEFITS, SO MANY BENEFITS
As you can see, organic pomegranate powder is extremely beneficial for overall health. There are many more health benefits to consuming organic pomegranate powder in addition to those listed here. It is important to remember that to achieve these benefits, organic pomegranate powder must be consumed on a regularly. While adding the powder to water seems most ideal, many options are available. Nature Restore’s organic pomegranate powder can be added to yogurt, desserts, dips and much more. The possibilities are endless and the health benefits are invaluable. Organic pomegranate powder is a great way to incorporate this incredible fruit into your diet.
By Bill Hess, Nature Restore Wellness Contributor