Do you know what a super food is? It’s a food that is considered to have an abundance of health benefits. Pomegranates are one of them.
These red, round fruits are packed filled with important nutrients. But they’re not like other fruits. They’re tricky.
You don’t want to bite right into them. Instead, you have to break them open and consume the seeds.
It’s weird, I know. We’ve been taught to not eat the seeds of most fruits. But you have to trust me on this one.
Pomegranate seeds contain fiber, protein, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, and potassium.
Another good thing about pomegranates is that they are filled with powerful antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory effects. Inflammation is known to cause heart disease, cancer, Type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and even obesity.
Pomegranate seeds contain the necessary components to reduce inflammation — which will help you live a healthier life.
Pomegranates also fight prostate and breast cancer, and the juice can inhibit cancer growth and even lower the risk of death.
Having trouble with maintaining your blood pressure? Well, adding pomegranates to your diet you can lower your blood pressure, which can reduce your risk for heart attack and stroke.
Aging can make you wiser, but it also leads to arthritis and joint pain. Consuming pomegranates has been shown to reduce arthritis and joint pain.
Also, they contain an anti-bacterial property that can be used to fight off germs and diseases within your mouth.
Still not enough reasons to start eating pomegranates? Then how about increasing your memory? This benefit is great at any age.
Do you ever get that 2 o’clock feeling? Don’t grab that cup of coffee. Instead, reach for your pomegranate seeds; they can wake you up just as much as java.
Healthy is the new trend nowadays. Why not jump on the bandwagon and be a healthy version of yourself?
Eating pomegranates will be the right start to improving your health.
Posts by Kelly Springer, RD
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