Top 5 Amazing Health Benefits of Pomegranates July 16 2015 1 Comment

 

It’s no secret that SCRUB simply loves pomegranates. Apart from being irresistibly sweet and delicious, this superfood has been used for centuries because of its unique nutritional qualities and health benefits. Pomegranates are great for your body and equally amazingly nutricious for your skin! Check out our list of the top five health benefits of pomegranates and see why we’re obsessed!

 

#1 Great antioxidant

The Globe and Mail deemed the pomegranate a superfood due to its polyphenol content, a powerful antioxidant believed to help reduce the risk of cancer. In fact, pomegranate seeds have higher levels of antioxidant power than green tea - simply amazing! [i] 

 

#2 Makes skin look younger

Overtime, the sun’s harmful rays can cause age lines, brown spots, and wrinkles. The compounds found in the pomegranate helps to regenerate the cells needed to repair damaged skin and help prevent aging. This is great news for those of us guilty of forgetting to lather up with sunscreen on a daily basis.

 

#3 Loads of Vitamins and Minerals

Who needs vitamin C supplements when a pomegranate holds about one third of your daily vitamin C intake? Turns out those little pomegranate seeds hold a lot of nutrition including vitamin A, C, K and B-6, magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium and, not to mention, some serious dietary fiber levels! [i] 

 

#4 Helps to get you in the mood

If you’re not convinced yet, pomegranates are also a natural aphrodisiac. According to a study conducted by Queen Margaret University, pomegranates raise testosterone levels in women and men which increases stimulation. [ii] Need we go on?

 

#5 Lowers stress levels

Not only does the pomegranate offer a boost of a stimulation hormone, it also lowers levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that is increased under stressful situations. [ii] Looks like pomegranates are more Zen than we may have thought! 

 

This superfood’s serious health benefits inspired us to create our very own POM POM SCRUB body scrub! Check out our fruity and uplifting scrub, made with real fresh pomegranate seeds, that can be lathered from face-to-feet. It’ll leave your skin feeling refreshed and leave you benefitting from its healthy attributes!

[i] Beck, Leslie. Globe and Mail.  December 4 2013. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/pomegranate-a-superfood-that-goes-straight-to-your-heart/article15742280/

 

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