Pomegranate juice is known since biblical times as a gift from God and pomegranate tree was considered a “tree of life.”
Recently, pomegranate juice has regain some of its popularity, because it has so many benefits for health: help infertility treatment, protects against heart disease and contains a large quantity of folic acid.
Pomegranate juice is a good source of folic acid, essential for healthy fetal development of a baby. Folic acid, also known as folate, is vital for the formation of red blood cells and DNA containing individual genetic code.
New studies have shown that there is a relationship between folate levels and birth weight in babies. Women who have higher levels of folate in early pregnancy will have babies with healthier and more weight at birth. In Iran, for example, pomegranates are recommended for pregnant women which have high levels of iron.
The most intriguing is that the benefit of the pomegranate has a reputation known for improving sexual desire and fertility. Pomegranate Sintra was one of the main symbols of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love (hence the word “aphrodisiac”). Nobody knows exactly why pomegranate acts as a sexual stimulant on the body, but it seems that this is related to the chemical composition of the fruit.
Regular consumption of pomegranate juice could boost sperm quality and mobility, another recent study shows. Anti-oxidant properties of pomegranate juice may play an important role in treating male infertility, so if you’re trying to get pregnant, ask your partner to drink pomegranate juice regularly.
You can eat fruit such as pomegranate, because it is very tasty, or as a concentrate juice. Pomegranate fruit can be used to make the compote, syrup and sherbet or various fruit tarts.
A glass of pomegranate juice a day is the simplest and most effective way to enjoy all the benefits of the fruit. A glass of pomegranate juice daily will provide you 100% of the RDA of folic acid.
Pomegranate fruit has no contraindications for consumption because it does not have a toxic effect on the body. It is a fairly common fruit, except for very high concentration of vitamin C. But products made from the tree trunk or root of rhodium can be poisonous, acting as a nicotine on your body.