HEALTHY FOOD OF THE WEEK —

THIS WEEK’S HEALTHY FOOD IS…

POMEGRANATES

Pomegranates

 
  • Pomegranates are a symbol of hope & abundance in many cultures.
  • Pomegranate translates to “seeded apple.”
  • They are in season during early winter.
  • Pomegranates are one of the world’s most popular fruits.
 

BENEFITS:

  • add valuable nutrition, including ANTIOXIDANTS
  • may have anti-cancer properties
  • may reduce arthritis symptoms & support joint health
  • heart healthy
  • possible natural treatment for erectile dysfunction
  • excellent source of Vitamin C
  • high levels of Potassium & Fiber
  • may help lower cholesterol
  • may prevent & slow Alzheimer’s disease

HOW TO DE-SEED A POMEGRANATE

(It’s easier than you think) 

  1. Cut off the crown, then cut the pomegranate into sections (see photo)
  2. Place the sections in a bowl of water, then roll out the arils (seeds and their bright red cover) with your fingers.  Throw away everything else.
  3. Strain out the water, then enjoy the arils whole!!

So pick up a pomegranate this week.  So TASTY and GOOD for YOU!!

***Delicious to add the arils to a salad – along with some goat cheese!***

 


 

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