We all know that pomegranates are delicious and healthy because of their high amount of the antioxidant Vitamin C , polyphenol compounds, catechins and antocyanins, making them a powerhouse fruit, fighting free radical damage to your DNA. One pomegranate can supply 40% of an adults daily requirement of Vitamin C.
But did you know that they also help in skin rejuvenation? The active compounds in pomegranates have been found to stimulate cell turnover, which means the generation of new “keratinocytes”, skin cells (Journal of Ethnopharmacology). This process unfortunately slows down with age. They also help stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in skin, hence leading to preserve its volume and tone.
Another compound, punicic acid, or punicalagin, is an Omega-5 fatty acid that helps your skin hold onto collagen, rehydrate skin and prevent moisture loss, giving your skin a plumper, more youthful look. It creates a rejuvenating effect on elasticity, texture, tone, softening of wrinkles, and decrease of redness and dark age spots. The oil has also been found in research to reduce the growth of skin tumors.
So, HAPPY JUICING!