10 Great Reasons to Eat Pomegranates

The Fellowship  |  September 1, 2021

10 reasons to eat pomegranates
(Photo: Moshe Bukhman)

The pomegranate is a symbolic food to eat during the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah, which begins the evening of September 6. But our friends at Israel21c also share 10 reasons why they are so good for your health. Here’s the first one:

Prof. Michael Aviram from Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center was the first to discover that powerful flavonoid antioxidants in pomegranates help prevent atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), the leading cause of cardiovascular disease.

He also found that drinking pomegranate juice for a year reduced study participants’ systolic blood pressure by 12 percent. (If you are on blood pressure and cholesterol medications like statins, consult your doctor before drinking pomegranate juice.)

Learn more about the High Holy Days here.

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