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The Surprising Health Benefits of the Pomegranate

September 10, 2020

The Surprising Health Benefits of the Pomegranate

At different times through history, the pomegranate has been known as the ‘divine’ fruit, a metaphor for female fertility, and has been a prominent symbol of wealth and splendour. However, what are the actual health benefits of a pomegranate and is it a valuable ingredient for wellness?

Here are some surprising health benefits you can gain from adding pomegranate to your shopping list:

1. Pomegranates are bursting with antioxidants – Antioxidants are essential to protect your body against free radicals. Free radicals increase the risk of disease and premature ageing.
2. Each delicious pomegranate seed is rich with Vitamin C – Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that helps to boost your immune system along with many other benefits.
3. Pomegranates have anti-inflammatory benefits – Pomegranate seeds are perfect for your diet to aid prevention against disease due to their anti-inflammatory properties.
4. They’re an excellent source of fibre – Fibre is essential in helping weight loss, regular bowel movements and maintaining digestive health.
5. Pomegranates prevent plaque formation – Pomegranate seeds have anti-plaque effects, so are the perfect alternative to a sugary snack.

Try adding pomegranate to your diet today either in a delicious salad or have a bowl of pomegranate seeds as a luxurious dessert.

P.S. If you’re interested in trying pomegranate in a salad, try our favourite recipe:

½ a pomegranate
Handful of Watercress
1-2 spring onion(s)
½ a red sweet pepper

And drizzle in olive oil (source of Omega 3)

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