Good Deed: #45 Eat pomegranates

TGD-45

  • 6:99 (Y. Ali) It is He Who sendeth down rain from the skies: with it We produce vegetation of all kinds: from some We produce green (crops), out of which We produce grain, heaped up (at harvest); out of the date-palm and its sheaths (or spathes) (come) clusters of dates hanging low and near: and (then there are) gardens of grapes, and olives, and pomegranates, each similar (in kind) yet different (in variety): when they begin to bear fruit, feast your eyes with the fruit and the ripeness thereof. Behold! in these things there are signs for people who believe
  • 55:68-69 In them will be Fruits, and dates and pomegranates. Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?
  • Anas bin Malik (Radhiyallahu anhu) narrated that Rasulullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, “There is not a pomegranate which does not have a pip from one of the pomegranate of the Garden(of Jannah) in it.”
  • Narrated Ali (RA)Rasulullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, “Pomegranate and its rind strengthen digestion(stomach).”
  • The Prophet S.A.W. also said: “pomegranate will cleanse you of Satan and evil aspirations for 40 days”

ehowhealth Nutrition Tips : Health Benefits of a Pomegranate

Action Plan

How to peel and Eat (and Enjoy) a Pomegranate?

Eating a pomegranate takes some work because the edible seeds are encased in an inedible white membrane. Here’s the best way to get to them:

  1. Slice the crown end of the pomegranate off.
  2. Score the rind in several places around the fruit (from top to bottom).
  3. Break (or cut) the sections apart.
  4. Put the sections in a bowl of water.
  5. Pry the seeds out with your fingers (be careful, the juice will stain clothes permanently).
  6. Strain the seeds using a colander.
  7. The seeds can be eaten right away, stored in the refrigerator or even froze

Source: sixwise

Health benefits of pomegranates

  1. Pomegranate contains higher level of antioxidants than those of blueberries, cranberries and oranges and even  green tea.
  2. The fruit is eaten around the world to make their skin clear and glowing.
  3. The anti-inflammatory agent in pomegranate juice significantly reduces arthritic pain.
  4. Drinking concentrated pomegranate juice may reduce cholesterol.
  5. Pomegranate juice prevent breast cancer cell from forming.
  6. The juice destroys breast cancer cells while leaving healthy cells protected.
  7. The juice may inhibit the development of lung cancer.
  8. Research show that maternal consumption of pomegranate juice may protect the neonatal brain from damage after injury.
  9. It may prevent and slow Alzheimer’s disease.
  10. The juice may prevent dental plaque.
  11. Pomegranate fruit helps to remove intestinal worms in children.
  12. Drinking pomegranate juice frequently is extremely beneficial in fighting the hardening of arteries (atherosclerosis).
  13. Eating pomegranate frequently may reduce the blood vessel damage, it is found to actually reverse the progression of this disease.
  14. Pomegranate juice can help keep blood platelets from clumping together to form unwanted clots.
  15. Drinking eight ounces of pomegranate juice daily for three months improved the amount of oxygen getting to the heart muscle of patients with coronary heart disease.
  16. Studies show that long-term consumption of pomegranate juice may help combat erectile dysfunction.
  17. The high content of ascorbic acid in this fruit can help prevent and remedy some respiratory problem.
  18. Pomegranate juice can help increase your appetite.

Source: Health Benefits of Pomegranate

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  1. Zaimah says:

    As Salaam Alaikum,

    Where I do think it is a very good deed, and of the utmost benefit for us to eat healthy foods and take good care of our bodies, I think it is very far off to say that eating a physical food will ward off Shaitan. Shaitan is a spiritual creation, he affects our material matter and is affected by material matter, only when it takes the form of consciousness, will and thinking within the human creation. So, instead of encouraging one to “eat pomegranates!” ” Eat olives!” “Eat blackseed!”… it is more important and based in reality to say “eat of the pure and healthy and beneficial things so that you can take care of your body that Allah has given you!”, which comes from being conscientious and conscious about a very important facet of our human lives. This then grows into a lifestyle and a mentality. A good and healthy lifestyle, based in the fact that ACTIONS must be judged by their intention…. as should all of our deeds.

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