From their crown to their lovely sparkling jewel-like arils (seeds) and not to forget the plethora of health benefits each of them holds, pomegranates have so much about them that give them this royal charisma among the fruit family.
During my research I wasn’t surprised to find out that the pomegranate has been held in high esteem in different folklore, legends and cultures. Due to the abundance of edible ruby-red arils this fruit is bestowed with, pomegranate holds symbolism of power, prosperity, fertility and good-luck.
These are just SOME of the health benefits this wonder fruit is associated with:
- Cancer Fighter – Packed with high amounts of anti-oxidants, pomegranate is effective in defending against free-radicals and development of cancerous cells.
- Heart-Friendly – Rich with Granatin B and Punicalagin, these components are said to fight heart-related diseases and lowers the level of bad cholesterol.
- Anti-aging – Increases collagen production that in turn regenerates skin cells and reduces appearance of fine line and wrinkles
- Immunity-Booster – Pomegranates are good source of Vitamin-C which gives it anti-bacterial properties.
- Fat-Burner – The amazing amounts of dietary fiber it contains will make you feel full and curb your hunger and thus can become a great addition to your weight-loss diet.
- Maintains Sugar – Studies showed there was no significant increase in blood sugar level after pomegranate juice consumption therefore it’s a great drink for even diabetic patients.
Pomegranate juice is also my personal favorite. Just a day back I tried making Pommie-Apple Smoothie at home and it turned out wonderful! The combined health benefits of both fruits found in this drink makes it extra special and tastier.
Here is the recipe to make two glasses:
- 3 cups of pomegranate arils (seeds)
- 2 apples
- 1/4 cup water
- Honey according to how sweet you like
- Ice cubes
Blend all of the ingredients above at full speed until you see a smooth foamy pink mixture. Pour the mixture into your favorite glass and serve immediately.
Tip: Milk or yogurt or both can be included as well to make your smoothie more creamy.
There are MANY ways pomegranate smoothie can be made with. Just use your imagination.
What other variation would you like to make to the recipe above? Please do share 🙂