Who doesn’t love autumn? It is a season that brings vibrant colours, fresh smells, home comforts and a whole new season of fresh fruit and veg. From pumpkins to pomegranates, autumn brings the perfect opportunity to head out and try some of the produce available at this time of year. Today, we focus on the benefits of pomegranates…autumn’s antioxidant.
They might not look like much on the outside, but pomegranates hold many benefits. The inside of a pomegranate holds little red juicy gems and seeds. It is these that don’t just provide you with a number of vitamins but a tasty too!
How to eat it?
We know what you’re thinking, “How do I eat this odd looking fruit?” There are a few ways to eat a pomegranate and gain as many of the health benefits as you can. Cut it into quarters and pop out all the red gems; the seeds inside are a good source of fibre and are proven to help towards maintaining healthy cholesterol levels.
If you fancy a quick fix, we suggest pomegranate juice. A single glass of pomegranate juice can provide you with 40% of your daily requirement of folic acid, and vitamins A, C and E. Try switching orange juice and green tea for pomegranate juice; these incredible fruit contain three times the amount of antioxidants.
You can also try using pomegranates in cooking; we suggest adding them to salads and Mediterranean dishes.
As well as the benefits above, pomegranates also:
- Maintains blood sugar levels
- Boosts your immune system
- Aids in digestion
- Is good for your heart
- Contains benefits for all skin types (both when eaten or applied in a cream or mask)
With all of the health benefits it is a shame that these fruits are only in season for a limited amount of time, go get some and try the benefits for yourself!