The winter season brings us pomegranates and I have definitely been taking advantage of this beauty fruit. I don’t consider it a beauty food only because it is a super pretty fruit to look at with its distinct ruby red colour – it is a food that can help you maintain your visible youth and glow from the inside out as part of your healthy diet and lifestyle.
Pomegranates are a good source of fibre, potassium, vitamin C and other antioxidants which can protect your cells from free radical damage. Research has shown pomegranates to be an anti-inflammatory food as well. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of this beauty fruit may help protect your skin and decrease the visible signs of aging.
Just like the rest of my fruit, I tend to eat the fruit versus drinking the juice as juice lacks the fantastic fibre that helps control your blood sugars and keeps you full longer. I like adding pomegranate seeds on top of my salads, eating them plain as a sweet snack, and adding them to my chia puddings or overnight oats. Since I’ve been doing a lot of baking for Christmas I also couldn’t resist boosting the nutrient value of some treats by adding pomegranate to them!
How to Open a Pomegranate:
The seeds (arils) are the edible portion of the pomegranate. Cut the pomegranate into halves. Then in a bowl of cold water pull apart with hands and pop the seeds out. This makes it super easy and less messy!
Have an amazing week, we are so so close to Christmas!