Don't Take For Granted The Pomegranate!

'Tis the season to explore new foods!

As the holidays slowly approach, family and friends discover creative dishes with vegetables and fruits - like pomegranate.

Pomegranate has become a popular food element elevating new food dishes from worth trying to a favorite.

Known as one of the healthiest fruit on Earth, pomegranate is categorized as a berry packed with plant compounds, phytochemicals, antioxidants, and medicinal properties.

Take a tastier look closer to what pomegranate brings to the table.

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Pomegranate is PACKED with antioxidants, compounds - you name it!

According to Medical News Today, pomegranate has three times more antioxidants than red wine and green tea. Antioxidants, like Vitamin C and E, protect against illnesses and infections. Pomegranate is packed with antioxidants which help hair follicles become stronger while improving blood circulation of the scalp. The popular fruit is good source of folate, potassium, and vitamin K which can reduce soreness and improving strength and muscle recovery.

Pomegranate is filled with polyphenols which can improve function improvement, combat cancer cell growth, and help reduce the spread of cancer.

The healthy fruit is filled with anti-inflammatory properties that help decrease joint tenderness, swelling and pain.

Flavonols found in pomegranate juice can combat against joint inflammation like osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Lab tests also suggest pomegranate extract can block enzymes that lessen joint strength.

Studies suggested pomegranate extract aids in blocking properties that can worsen arthritis affecting surrounding cartilage.

According to a 2013 study published in A Taste of Home Magazine showed consuming pomegranate can reduce bone loss.

Two essential compounds of pomegranate, punicalagin and punicic acid, are needed to promote good gut health.

According to BBC Good Food, studies suggest punicic acid found in pomegranate has anti-inflammatory properties that can aid in good gut health.

Punicalagins and punicic acid is a type of conjugated linoleic acid. Studies show the fatty acids found in pomegranate extract could slow various cancer cell reproduction and terminate cancer cells like breast cancer cells.

Pomegranate promotes good blood circulation.

Pomegranate is rich in dietary nitrates.

According to Healthline, studies with 19 participants felt less fatigue and enhanced blood flow.

Another study exhibited pomegranate juice promotes good blood flow. The healthy fruit reduces plaque and cholesterol buildup in the arteries.

A 2005 study with participants suffer from coronary heart disease showed pomegranate juice improves blood flow to the heart.

A 2013 study showed participants suffering from hypertension drank pomegranate juice for two consecutive weeks had lower blood pressure.

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Dress up your food dishes with pomegranate!

Pomegranate is very versatile. Whether you add the healthy fruit to your salad, holiday stuffing or baked desserts, allow pomegranate to meet and greet your taste buds!

What food dishes do you use pomegranates to spruce?

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