National Pomegranate Month is an annual designation observed in November. Pomegranates date back to ancient civilizations throughout the Mediterranean, and they are also featured in ancient Egyptian mythology and art.
The pomegranate tree is native to Iran and the Himalayas in northern India, and used to be carried by desert caravans because of it’s thirst-quenching abilities. Now, we enjoy pomegranates in a wide variety of dishes and drinks, because it’s so healthy and almost tastes like candy! Research shows they are among the healthiest fruits in the world because of their wide range of beneficial plant compounds that other foods do not contain.
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HOW TO OBSERVE
Check out this list of some of the incredible health benefits pomegranates have to offer.
- They are PACKED with important nutrients. I mean, packed. They contain fiber, protein, vitamins C and K, folate, and potassium.
- Pomegranate has anti-inflammatory effects. This means they can mediate diseases and conditions like cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and even obesity.
- Studies show they can help fight prostate and breast cancer.
- Regular consumption of pomegranate juice has been shown to lower blood pressure levels in as little as two weeks.
- If you have joint pain, try some pomegranate seeds or juice. It’s anti-inflammatory effects can even help treat arthritis.
- Pomegranates may even help you exercise. Studies show intake of pomegranates increases blood flow which can help you perform better in a workout.
Whether you’re eating it or drinking it, take an aesthetically pleasing picture (it’s not difficult with such a beautiful fruit) and use #NationalPomegranateMonth to post on social media.