5 Pomegranate Perks

Five Pomegranate Perks

Pomegranates are often called a superfood but what make them so special? Find out!

  1. Pomegranates are a rich source of antioxidants. Seeds are full of B vitamins, potassium, and folic acid.
  2. A study completed in 2006 revealed that pomegranate’s anti-inflammatory properties may help prevent cancer. Pomegranate juice may help the body’s attack cancer cells in human breast, prostate and colon cancer. How amazing is that?
  3. Studies have also found that pomegranate helps prevent and might even help fight cardiovascular disease.
  4. There are five grams of fiber in a half cup of pomegranate seeds.
  5. “Pomegranate juice is high in three different types of polyphenols, a potent form of antioxidants. The three types – tannins, anthocyanins, and ellagic acid – are present in many fruits, but fresh pomegranate juice contains particularly high amounts of all three.” From the Pom Council Website.

I love pomegranates! They are fantastic on yogurt, oatmeal, cereal, salads, and on their own. Check out this Antioxidant and Protein Parfait.

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Sources:
http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/pomegranate-power
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/superfood-pomegranate-health-benefits-tips.html#ixzz2HzqBe2Yr
http://www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/health-benefit-of-pomegranate-juice
http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2007/may2007_report_pomegranate_01.htm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leo-galland-md/pomegranate-juice-health-benefits_b_946853.html
http://pomegranates.org/index.php?c=3

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