At 100 Year Body, we try not to lend emotion to food. That’s try. As you know, trying does nothing, only action does something. So what if we’re excited? So what if we are squealing with childish glee over a particular food?
Why? Why are we acting like kids at Christmas?! Well, because…
These heavy, thick-skinned, beauties are jam packed with nutritional goodness. All those little ruby colored arils (seeds) glistening and shining like the haute gems they are… coupled with loads of YouTube videos to show anyone how to open these treasure fruits open like a pro, yes, we get a bit emotional.
Pomegranates boast extremely powerful antioxidants called punicalagins. These antioxidants have even been found to be three times more potent than the antioxidant activity of red wine and green tea. Add to that less than little plus that pomegranates also contain a conjugated linoleic acid called punicic acid and you have a gorgeous fruit packed with its own unique cocktail of awesomeness.
In these gem-filled fruits you can attribute anti-inflammatory properties, anti-cancer, lowered diabetes markers, lowered risk of heart disease. They fight bacteria and fungal infections, reduce joint pain, lower blood pressure and may also help treat erectile dysfunction.
Those tiny red glossy jewels do all of that. They pump vital nutrients into your system. Stir them into your oatmeal, juice them, pick them with stained fingertips or dump them carelessly onto your salad. Little tiny disease fighters. Delicious fruit heroes.
Even if we leave emotion aside, we can’t say enough about this power fruit. It’s beautiful, delicious, ridiculously nutritious and seriously fun to eat.