Health Benefits of Pomegranates

If you think seeding a pomegranate seems like a lot of work for just a piece of fruit – think again! The fruit and juice are bursting with powerful antioxidants.

A glass of pomegranate juice has even more antioxidants than red wine, green tea, blueberries and cranberries.

Compounds found only in pomegranates (punicalagins) benefit the heart and blood vessels. They lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure and increase the speed at which heart blockages melt away.

Pomegranates have also been shown to inhibit breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer and leukemia.

This fruit really is too good to pass up!

Try tossing the seeds into your salad or adding the juice to your favorite smoothies.

Here’s a delicious recipe for you to try:

Pomegranate Muesli

recipe courtesy of www.DrFuhrman.com

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup steel cut or old fashioned oats (not quick or instant)
  • 1 apple, peeled and grated
  • 4 raw cashews or hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup halved grapes
  • 1/2 cup cubed cantaloupe
  • 1/2 cup sliced organic strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon dried currants
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds

Instructions:

Soak oats in pomegranate juice overnight in refrigerator. Oats will absorb the liquid.

In the morning, combine oats with remaining ingredients.

Note: You may add or substitute any fruits according to taste.

 

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