Do you know pomegranate can help you get healthy, glowing skin, luscious hair and keep sun damage and ageing at bay? Pomegranate is one of the healthiest fruits on earth. Other than enhancing the taste of our dishes, pomegranates are also known to have many other incredible benefits.
However you enjoy pomegranate, you get healthy amounts of vitamin C, folate and potassium, along with soluble and insoluble fiber, but no cholesterol or saturated fats. The fruit contains punicalagins, powerful antioxidants that possibly reduce chronic inflammation, a factor in the onset of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
Get all their benefits and enjoy pomegranates. Here are some delicious ideas to get you started. Scroll down to see our favorite healthy ways to eat a pomegranate.
Health benefits of pomegranate
- Protects us from free radicals
- It improves memory
- Lowers stress levels
- It thins your blood.
- Fights erectile dysfunction
- Boosts immunity
- Prevention of atherosclerosis
- Prevent plaque formation
- It prevents arthritis
- Helps in digestion
- It acts like an oxygen mask
Follow these simple rules to pick the right pomegranate:
Look for a large pomegranate. The larger the fruit, the more pulp it has.
Pick the one with a bright colour and shiny skin. A good colour means good quality and a shiny skin means it is fresh.
A good pomegranate should feel heavy in your hand, as its seeds are loaded with juice.
Now, that you know to how to pick the right pomegranate and how to deseed it, it’s time to know the creative ways to use pomegranate.
Mix a half cup of old-fashioned oats with one cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk in a large bowl, cover and chill overnight. In the morning, mix in a half cup plain fat-free yogurt, top with a quarter cup of pomegranate arils and two tablespoons of almonds. Enjoy!
Whip up a quick and refreshing breakfast with one cup nonfat milk (or soy milk), a quarter cup of strawberries, a quarter cup of frozen banana slices and a quarter cup of arils for a delicious fruit smoothie. If your smoothie feels low on liquids, add a splash of water or a cup of unsweetened almond milk.
After baking one pound of sweet potatoes to fork tender, scoop their insides into a bowl then mash them with a fork. Mix in a quarter cup of light coconut milk, two tablespoons of toasted (unsweetened) coconut flakes and a quarter-cup of pomegranate seeds. Season with salt and pepper and a squirt of lime juice. Divide into four portions.
Add a fresh fruit-veggie salad to your brunch menu to kick-start mornings. All you need is – One peeled and chopped sweet potato, 5 tablespoons olive oil, Salt and pepper (as per taste), Thinly sliced kale leaves (half bunch), 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar, half cup pomegranate seeds
Method: Cook the sweet potato with 2 tablespoons olive oil, add salt and pepper as per your taste. Roast at 425 degrees Fahrenheit until tender for about 15 to 18 minutes. Toss Brussels sprouts with remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil and sherry vinegar, plus salt and pepper. Toss with the sweet potatoes, toasted pecans, pomegranate seeds, and ricotta salata.
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Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion.