Superfood Series: Pomegranate Power

The next powerhouse in this Superfood Series is the Pomegranate.


Here are a few reasons why you may want to include pomegranates in your diet:

Powerful Anti-Inflammatory
Studies show that the pomegranates’ powerful anti-inflammatory properties positively effect the digestive tract, as well as breast cancer and colon cancer cells.

May Help Fight Prostate & Breast Cancer
Prostate cancer and breast cancer are the most common types of cancer in men and women respectively.

Studies have shown that pomegranate extract can slow down cancer cell reproduction, and even induce apoptosis (cell death) in cancer cells.

Anaemia
Pomegranate supplies iron to the blood, thus helping to reduce symptoms of anemia, including exhaustion, dizziness, weakness, and hearing loss.

Lower Risk Of Heart Disease
Research shows that pomegranate can have benefits against heart disease. It improves the cholesterol profile and protects LDL cholesterol from oxidative damage.

Help Fight Bacterial And Fungal Infections
Pomegranate has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, which may be useful against common diseases of the gums.

May Help Improve Memory
Some evidence shows that pomegranate can improve memory in the elderly and post-surgery, and studies in mice suggest that it can protect against Alzheimer’s disease.

Diabetes
For diabetic patients, drinking pomegranate juice can reduce the risk of various coronary diseases. Along with this, there is a reduction in the hardening of the arteries, which can inhibit the development of various heart diseases.

Here are some healthy recipes to help you get your dose of pomegranate power:

 

Spiced Pears & Pomegranate
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Spinach, Feta & Pomegranate Salad
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Hot-Smoked Salmon, Lentil & Pomegranate Salad
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Roast Chicken With Pomegranate Glaze
Roast Chicken with Pomegranate Glaze

 

Pomegranate Berry Smoothie
Pomegranate Berry Smoothie

Why not try them out and let me know how they turn out in the comments below?

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P.S     You can also find a clinical dose of this in a single shot of Moa

 

 

 

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