Pomegranate Season: What’s In It For You?

Pomegranate is one of the most important foods to maintain the health of the cardiovascular system. Because of its high vitamin B12 content, pomegranate flesh helps to normalize blood pressure (for both high and low blood pressure), strengthens the walls of blood vessels, increasing their elasticity and promoting the active synthesis of red blood cells and haemoglobin. The latter is also important for the proper functioning of the brain and nervous system. With a lack of haemoglobin, the brain does not get enough oxygen, due to which we experience chronic fatigue, memory and concentration disorders. 

The pomegranate season falls in late, when our body is particularly prone to viral diseases. The fruit is rich in vitamin C and fruit acids, which protect the body’s cells from damage and stimulate the production of immunoglobulin, the main “building material” for our immune defence. In addition, pomegranate has powerful antibacterial and antiseptic properties, allowing it to provide robust protection for the body against pathogenic bacteria. 

Pomegranate juice is rich in various fruit acids – citric, malic, tartaric, oxalic and succinic acids. They help regulate the pH balance of the body, remove toxins and waste, provide an effective detoxification of the body, stimulate digestion and speed up the metabolism. However, if you have a sensitive stomach, the juice must be diluted with water before consumption, otherwise its high acidity may cause painful sensations. 

Pomegranate can also help maintain beauty and youthfulness. Thanks to its high content of vitamin C, fruit acids and tannins, the fruit provides good protection against free radical damage, prevents inflammatory reactions, slows down the ageing process, prevents the appearance of wrinkles and protects the skin from the harmful effects of UV radiation.