Pomegranates add a bit of summer to winter diets

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Belle Kendrick

The post summer fruit sorrows have begun as the weather seems to be getting colder and colder. No need to worry, there are many fruits that flourish during the winter, including the all-important pomegranate fruit.

Also known as the “miracle fruit” because of the rich antioxidants, pomegranates can be consumed in a variety of ways. Pomegranates can either be ingested as a juice, or you can eat the seeds as a pick me up throughout the day.

Aside from being a delicious treat for your taste buds, the benefits your body receives from this miracle fruit are worth every bite. With hefty servings of fiber, protein and other vitamins and nutrients, pomegranates are clearly beneficial to your health and heart.

With heart disease being the leading cause of death in the United States, people are always looking for heart healthy foods to consume. Pomegranate juice contains higher levels of antioxidants than other juices and it is proven to help the wellbeing of those who are at a high risk of heart disease.

Laura Rosselit, a UK nursing student, said more about the benefits of pomegranates and why people should add them to their everyday diet.

“Pomegranates are proven to reduce joint and arthritis pain as well as provide healthy nutrients for our bodies,” Rosselit said. “In many cases, they have shown to fight bacterial infections and help your body maintain a healthy heart, too.”

Pomegranates are a necessity to add to your daily diet and you don’t have to eat them by themselves either. By adding the seeds to your smoothie, yogurt or grabbing a glass of juice to-go, your body will receive the nutrients and benefits of pomegranates.

While many of our favorite fruits are going out of season for the winter, pomegranates are stepping in and will fulfill your fruit needs. Pomegranates provide an essential form of nutrients and other health benefits to keep your body healthy and active. By either drinking pomegranate juice or eating the seeds from the fruit, your body will engulf in nutrients and other health advantages.

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