Pomegranates! Everyone knows about them and no one can contest the benefits of this apparently non- descript looking yet amazing gift of nature. It is not for no good reason that the pomegranate has found mention in ancient scriptures of The Book of Exodus, Babylon Texts, Homeric Hymns and The Quran. However, the real shocker here is who knew the humble pomegranate peel had more benefits to yield than the fruit itself.
In recent times, Chinese researches have claimed that the pomegranate peel does hold immense potential as it contains double the antioxidants than the fruit pulp contains. Anyone who knows anything about antioxidants knows that you really can’t have enough of them hence the more the merrier.
Now that the initial shock for some of us who have actively ignored this worthy champion of potential health benefits is done and over with,let’s take a comprehensive look at how and why the pomegranate peel is a treasure trove of health benefits.
As mentioned earlier the pomegranate peel is rich in antioxidants and these antioxidants are highly capable of protecting LDL cholesterol against oxidation. The reason this is so beneficial is only because LDL cholesterol oxidation in your body can lead to oxidative stress, a major contributing factor towards heart disease and other ailments.