When I lived in China, I was lucky enough to get the chance to eat pomelos on a regular basis. My first impression of this fruit was that it was like an overgrown grapefruit. Since I love grapefruit, I was thrilled every time my husband brought home a pomelo from the market.
In other places, you may need to do some searching to find a pomelo near year, but the fruits of your labor, pardon the pun, will be completely worth it. Pomelos are incredibly healthy. If the taste does not draw you in as a believer, perhaps these health benefits of eating pomelos will.
1. They are highly nutritious
Pomelos contain high levels of vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, magnesium, and fiber. While it is not a giant roster of nutritious elements, those pomelo contains are in extremely high levels, making it a potent dose of healthful nutrients for your body.
2. Boost immunity
If you are feeling under the weather, try eating a whole pomelo. True that they are large, you will not be overloading your calorie intake if you do. Plus, the real benefit is the giant boost of vitamin C you will get from it.
Nutritionists value an entire pomelo’s vitamin C content at roughly 600% of your daily requirement, which can help you ward off colds, fevers, infections, and other nasties.
3. Regulate digestion
With a high fiber content, pomelos are outstanding for keeping things moving. If you have been having digestive issues like constipation or diarrhea on a frequent basis, eating a pomelo will help set things right again.
4. Lower blood pressure
Pomelos feature a robust amount of potassium that helps relax blood vessels and promotes ease of blood flow. Potassium is a fantastic agent for reducing strain in your circulatory system so that your blood and heart function optimally, which means lower blood pressure and reduced risks for heart attack or stroke.
5. Strengthen your bones
Another thing potassium is responsible for is helping to keep bones strong. So if you want to avoid osteoporosis in your future, eating plenty of potassium-rich pomelos will surely help.
6. They are the fountain of youth
As mentioned, the vitamin C content of one pomelo is astounding. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that destroys free radicals. Aside from harming your cells in your body, free radicals can cause your skin to age more rapidly. All the more reason to enjoy the tart and tangy taste of pomelos.
7. They aid in weight loss
Just like the grapefruit, pomelos have the same enzyme – carnitine palmitoyltransferase, which burns fat. If you are working on slimming down, incorporate pomelos into your meal plan for speedier results.
Pomelo has many other health benefits so why not enjoy this citrus fruit more often? Have you tried pomelos before? Tell us what you think!