Ooh THIS color! That beautiful pop of red! ❤
When’s the last time you ate a pomegranate? I can safely say that they’ve become a staple in my house for this time of year. They’re crisp and light, but so juicy and wholesome. They’re also amazing with chocolate. So delicious!
They’re so important to my house’s diet, I made a whole video about opening up pomegranates as quickly as possible. We have to have them!
These fruits look like jewels, and to me they are like jewels. Ones that shine in the dead of winter and bring health to whoever finds them. Here’s why I’m going to keep hunting for them as long as possible!
Top 5 Health Benefits of Pomegranates
1. Pomegranates Are Rich in Antioxidants
Let’s be honest: This is a season where we tend to eat more food and not exercise as much as we normally would. That’s okay! It’s only natural that our bodies go through stages and waves. But it also means that we should pay extra attention to keeping a lot of our diet wholesome.
The antioxidants in pomegranates protect your body from free radicals, which are unwanted molecules that linger in your body after food or medicines are broken down.
They can also be passed remnants of pollution in the environment. Not good! So pomegranates work to help your body cleanse itself from free radicals.
2. Pomegranates May Boost Your Immune System
Winter’s the one time we could all use an immunity boost!
Pomegranates are wonderful for keeping your body free of disease, mostly because of the incredible amount of vitamin C they contain.
That’s right—pomegranates are right up there with oranges on the list of fruits that will keep you from becoming sick this winter. Even more bright foods to enjoy!
3. Pomegranates Are High in Vitamin K
Haven’t heard of vitamin K? That’s okay, not many people have. This lesser-known vitamin is important for two big functions: Keeping the blood flowing and keeping your bones strong.
Vitamin K is often prescribed to people who have been through operations. It helps your blood to thicken and stop bleeding normally (e.g., after an accidental cut or injury).
Vitamin K helps to treat and prevent unusual bleeding by increasing the body’s production of blood clotting factors.
If you’re interested in vitamin K, I highly suggest reading about vitamin K2. It’s a very unique vitamin that directly affects both bone density and aging.
4. Vitamin D & Bone Health
Continuing on with vitamin K, it also works hand in hand with vitamin D to strengthen bones against osteoporosis. They’re a strong tag team.
In a season with very little sunlight and not a lot of activity, it’s important to think about your bone health. Keep moving, use raw cultured butter and eat your pomegranates this winter.
Vitamin K is commonly found in bone broth, natto and other wholesome foods. Butter is also on that list, so I’m a happy camper.
5. Pomegranates May Aid in Keeping Your Heart Free of Plaque.
This is actually very recent research, and it’s really exciting. There’s evidence growing that suggests that eating pomegranate lowers one’s cholesterol levels. As in actively lowering it!
This is huge because it means that this delicious fruit may be a fruit that actively helps prevent future damage to your heart. It may even actively help cut down on plaque deposits already in the heart! Our hearts just love pomegranates.
And finally, one of the most important reasons of all…
Pomegranates Pair Well With Chocolate
Enjoy your pomegranates however you like, everyone. I will be eating a good amount of mine with chocolate. I hope you all enjoy eating pomegranates with me this winter!
Don’t forget: Here’s a video about how to open up a pomegranate in 1 minute.
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