Can Pomegranate Increase Weight? Facts And Myths Revealed

I consume some form of the fruit, sometimes pomegranate, everyday. Therefore, you may be wondering, can pomegranates increase weight?

Pomegranates will not increase weight if consumed in moderation. Pomegranates are healthy and can help reduce weight if added to your nutrition. Like all food and drinks, pomegranates can increase weight if too much of it is consumed. Pomegranates are more efficient at reducing weight than increasing it.

There is much more to it than just that straightforward answer. In today’s article, we’re going to take a look at everything you need to know about weight gain and pomegranates.

Can Pomegranate Increase Weight?

Pomegranate in yogurt.
Pomegranate in yogurt

As a Certified Health Coach many clients ask me about healthy fruit including pomegranate. Also, I purchase and consume it almost every day. Therefore, I have researched this topic in the past and present. Let’s examine this topic closely.

One of the best ways to determine whether or not something will make you fat is to take a look at how many calories it contains. 

When it comes to pomegranates, it’s best to look at how many calories are in the fruit itself and how many are in the juice.

Pomegranate Fruit: Calories

100g of pomegranate fruit contains 83 calories. The average pomegranate weighs about 282 grams so that would equal 234 calories per 4″ pomegranate fruit. 

That may seem pretty high, but most people don’t eat a full pomegranate in one sitting. In addition, it’s important to note the makeup of those calories is not unhealthy. Most of the calories come from healthy nutrients good for your body.

It is a bit easier to determine how many calories are in each pomegranate fruit1 than it is to determine the same thing for the juice.

Pomegranate Fruit Juice: Calories

100% fresh pomegranate juice contains 54 calories per 100g. Every cup of pomegranate juice contains 134 calories. 

Every brand of pomegranate fruit juice2 contains different ingredients which can play a heavy role in how many calories it contains. So while I cannot answer for every single brand out there, I’ll be taking a look at how many calories are in my favorite juice.

My favorite store brand is POM pomegranate juice. They sell two kinds, one with 100% pomegranate juice and another with some blueberry juice mixed in. Typically, I buy the one without the blueberry juice unless that’s all they have. In addition, I add blueberries to my smoothie including the juice so there’s no need for extra.

One 8 ounce cup of POM pomegranate juice contains 150 calories3. It has 100% pomegranate juice and no other ingredients or added sugar.

Have you ever bought an unripe pomegranate and didn’t know what to do with it. You can’t wait for them to ripen because they don’t ripen after being picked. Check out my blog post by clicking here, Here’s What To Do With Unripe Pomegranates.

a man eating pomegranate fruit
Eating pomegranate fruit

Pomegranate and Reducing Belly Fat

Pomegranates can reduce belly fat in a few ways. They contain antioxidants which helps boost the body’s metabolism. Pomegranate consumption lowers cholesterol and triglycerides which are both associated with obesity.

Pomegranate Consumption and Exercise

Yes, you should still exercise. Pomegranate consumption, although beneficial4, cannot replace the positive effects of daily exercise. 

Nothing should be a replacement for exercise. Pomegranates and other healthy foods are a great supplement to an exercise program. Most medical experts recommend approximately 20 to 30 minutes of daily physical activity.

Disclaimer: Always check with your physician prior to starting any exercise program. 

What Happens If You Eat Pomegranate every day?

There is the old saying too much of a good thing can become a bad thing. That being said, I don’t think this logic applies to eating pomegranate every day.

Eating pomegranate in moderation every day provides many nutrients and health benefits.

Eating a pomegranate every day could actually be a good thing as long as you do it in moderation. Obtaining and maintaining the actual fruit may make it difficult to consume every day. Like I mentioned earlier, I buy pomegranate juice for convenience and add it to my smoothies.

If you have any questions to ask me about this article don’t hesitate to comment below or email us. You can find an email on our contact page.

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  1. NutritionData: Pomegranates, raw []
  2. NutritionData: Pomegranate juice []
  3. Pomwonderful: Pomegranate Juice []
  4. University of California: Antioxidant Activity of Pomegranate Juice and Its Relationship with Phenolic Composition and Processing []

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