Pomegranates figure in many religious paintings by the likes of Sandro Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci, often in the hands of Virgin Mary or the infant Jesus. The fruit, broken or bursting open, is a symbol of the fullness of his suffering and resurrection. In fact, pomegranate was cited as a desired food and a symbol of beauty in the Bible. For example, in Song of Solomon 4:3, it reads “Your lips are like a ribbon of scarlet. Oh, how beautiful your mouth! Your cheeks behind your veil are like pomegranate halves lovely and delicious. ”
An Halal Food
Prophet Mohammed is said to have praised the pomegranate for its nutritional and spiritual values, and encouraged his followers to eat them as a means of purifying their bodies of envy and hatred.
The Arab Bedouins weddings prominently feature pomegranates—a ripe fruit is split open by the groom as he and his bride enter their home. Abundant arils ensure that the couple who eats it will have many children. Similar culture rituals have been around in Northern China for centuries.
Hindu and Buddhism
In Buddhism, the pomegranate is one of the three Blessed Fruits of Buddhism, along with citrus and peach.
In every Hindu function, invocation to Lord Ganesha for His blessings takes precedence over all other Gods to ward off any mishap. This has been the practice from the Vedic times. The Vedas, some of the oldest religious texts in Hinduism, consider the pomegranate, with its inner treasure of edible seeds, a symbol of fertility and prosperity. It is also revered for its health benefits.
Lord Ganesha's image is revealed in 32 forms; of those, 6 of them appear with pomegranate.
Healing Power of Pomegranate
Inflammation is the key cause and symptom of many fatal diseases such as heart disease, some types of cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and arthritis. Substances containing anti-inflammatories can have a positive impact on such diseases. This is why new discoveries keep coming out about Aspirin, one of the oldest drugs in modern medical science.
The pomegranate has strong anti-inflammatory power from its rich punicalagins chemical compound.
In traditional Chinese medicine, the pomegranate (especially liquid from the rubbery husk) is used to clear digestive tract infections and stomach worms grown due to poor hygiene.
Pomegranate for Men
The idea of pomegranate being good for futility is probably truer for men! A regular daily glass of pomegranate juice may boost such desire and strength. More importantly, men must worry about prostate health as this has become the leading cancer in many areas, including Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Some studies have shown the pomegranate can slow down cancer cell reproduction or even cause cancer cells to die.
The antioxidants in pomegranates may help improve blood flow and oxygenation which helps with erectile dysfunction.
More for Women
For women the main concern is breast cancer, which has become the leading cause of death. Lab research has shown promising effects when pomegranate extracts were used against cancerous cells in the breast. Of course, we are not suggesting that this is a cure, but it is a positive indication of the goodness of this fruit.
Pomegranate also has the proven benefit of slowing the aging of skin. Have you noticed that every major cosmetics line has pomegranate-infused skincare products at this point?
You can drink pomegranate juice for the same benefits!
High Blood Pressure, Stroke and Heart Attack
Stroke is one of the most dreadful diseases we must confront, and the rate of those suffering from one is steadily rising. High Blood Pressure is the most obvious marker we have to watch out. Potassium has the opposite effect on blood pressure as compared to sodium (salt). Potassium softens blood vessels and lowers the tension within. Pomegranate is one of the richest natural sources of potassium.
Many studies have shown pomegranates to have positive effects on high blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, which all point to a lower risk of heart attack, heart disease, and diabetes.
Hope for Arthritis
One study by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has shown positive effects on arthritis. Pomegranate extract appeared to inhibit the over production of enzymes that leads to the damage of cartilage. This is just one more reason humans, and especially seniors, should consume pomegranates.
Why PomeFresh Pomegranate Juice?
PomeFresh Pomegranate Juice is the Original ONE introduce to local market. We have kept the price low even though we have the best quality. We don’t want to disappoint our loyal customers who have been drinking it for years! They have insisted on PomeFresh Pomegranate Juice because it is still the juice that:
FROM WILDLY GROWN FRUITS
JUICE FROM THE WHOLE FRUITS INCLUDE THE HUSK
NOT FROM CONCENTRATE
NO OTHER JUICE OR WATER ADDED
NO COLORING OR ANY ADDITIVES
Why Not Pomegranate Juice?
Are we saying that the pomegranate is a silver bullet for all kinds of health issues? No. The pomegranate is a common food you can enjoy just like many other fruits and juices. The difference is that, as multiple sources have shown, pomegranate has treasured qualities which may benefit us more than another glass of orange or apple juice.
So why not incorporate pomegranate into your daily diet? After all, a varied diet is always better than a rigid routine littered with refined sugar, artificial ingredients and preservatives.