This delightful fruit has always been appealing to me with its beautiful vibrant red color that sparkles and glistens... but the darn thing is so hard to open that I usually pass it up. I mean really people, who has time for that "carefully cutting then soaking in water to gently pick out the seeds one at a time so they don't burst open" method? You are in luck, if you aren't one of the 1.5 million people who have already been enlightened by this next video then please allow me to share it with you! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this video that I found today that has forever changed my life and love for pomegranates! Please take a moment to watch this life changer: (plus the guy it pretty funny, well at least he thinks so, haha) And PS. Put on an apron before you try to work along with the video, I ruined a pretty white shirt today, he mentions the possible mess at the end.
A few of their health benefits according to one of my fave docs, Dr Joel Fuhrman:
Not only are pomegranates good for your heart and blood vessels but they have been shown to inhibit breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, leukemia and to prevent vascular changes that promote tumor growth in lab animals.3 Several in vitro studies have shown this remarkable anti-cancer effect. Additional studies and clinical trials currently taking place are hopeful to reveal this fascinating effect on humans.
Also of note, pomegranate juice contains phytochemical compounds that stimulate serotonin and estrogen receptors, improving symptoms of depression and increasing bone mass in lab animals.
Many studies show that the pomegranate is one of the most powerful, nutrient dense foods for overall good health. These clinical findings clearly show a correlation between pomegranate compounds and their positive effect on both human and animal cardiovascular, nervous, and skeletal health. This is one fruit that you can't afford to exclude from your diet!