1 medium=105 Calories
Pomegranates are one of the most talked about and popular fruits today for two major reasons. The first being that pomegranates are five inch globes packed with symmetrical red seeds that are surrounded by a tart juicy flesh. Second, they are pumped full of disease-preventing antioxidants. Reports of pomegranate juice’s protection against cardiovascular disease are making it a supermarket best seller. The fruit reduces oxidative stress that can lead to atherosclerosis. Research suggests that fresh pomegranates and pomegranate juice can help alleviate symptoms of arthritis and fight many types of cancer. One study showed pomegranate juice may cut the harmful buildup of proteins linked to Alzheimer’s disease.