Pomegranates are not only an incredible edible, they have a great aroma and are extremely healthy!
It’s packed with Vitamin C, potassium, niacin, folic acid, fiber and has antioxidants.
It’s often used in dietary supplements because the extract is sugar free, it has zero calories and zero additives.
Although only the seeds of this luscious fruit are edible, its rich color makes it useful and pretty in centerpieces, garlands and wreaths.
The color red tends to speed up your heart rate boosting the blood flow which in turn makes you more sensitive to smells, sounds and tastes.
The aroma is invigorating because the citrus scent stimulates your brain’s trigeminal nerve that manages alertness.
Try cutting the top off and scrape out the seeds, then insert a votive candle in the gourd.
It gives off an excellent aroma. You can also use a pomegranate-scented candle.
This fruit’s seeds can be used in appetizers, salads, entrees and
desserts. The rich juice is excellent and has many healthy uses.
It’s rich in antioxidants which helps reduce cholesterol.
It helps keep blood platelets from clustering and forming blood clots.
A study showed that after a three month period, consuming 8 ounces of pomegranate juice daily improved the amount of oxygen reaching the heart muscle of patients with heart disease.
It contains 60% punicic acid that stimulates the renewal of skin cells, leaving your skin smoother.
Punicic oil locks moisture into the skin and helps prevent aging signs.
It contains physoestrogen which is a natural compound that levels the hormone fluctuation that causes PMS symptoms.
Research indicates pomegranate-juice may be effective against prostrate cancer and osteoarthritis.
Because of the punicic acid that helps stimulate new skin cells, this fruit is a beneficial ingredient to use in facial masks.
Facial Mask Recipe
Using the seeds, mix 2 teaspoons of the fruit’s seeds with 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt and 1 tablespoon of the fruit’s juice.
Blend until it’s smooth. Apply this to your face for approximately 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse off with cool water.
Do you love the raw, vegan lifestyle? Do some recipes seem to be very rich or too high in nuts? Even raw recipes with too much fat can cause you to gain weight or elevate your estrogen!
As healthy as they might be, they could stress out your liver or even affect your complexion. The solution? Enjoy raw, but increase the amount of fruit (for energy) and decrease the nuts and fat. Check out these amazing pomegranate recipes and enjoy!
Pomegranate Apple Salad with Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette
6 cups mixed greens
1-2 green apples, peeled and sliced
1-2 Tbsp raw pumpkin seeds
3 Tbsp fresh pomegranate seeds
Now. The dressing!
Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette
1/2 cup raspberries
1/4 cup mandarin orange juice
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp chopped walnuts
3 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
2 Tbsp Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar
Dash sea salt
Mix in blender or Vitamix until smooth, then mix up salad and dressing. Enjoy!
Pomegranate, Beetroot & Cucumber Cleanse for Weight Loss
If you can get a fresh pomegranate for this juice your taste buds will thank you.
Yes, it takes a little effort to separate the ruby seeds from the bitter pith (see the glossary for tips on working with them), but the flavor and health benefits are so worth the work.
Pomegranates contain superior antioxidants that protect against cellular damage, neutralize abnormal cell activity, decrease inflammation in the blood vessels, and help regulate blood pressure.
Beets build healthy blood and detox the liver, and blueberries combat oxidative stress in the brain and scour toxins in the colon.
Stimulate your lymph and add crazy amazing back-end kick with the cayenne, lift with lemon for a berry good tang and alkalizing edge, and up the pomegranate’s punch with a boost of the fruit in powdered form.
- Seeds of 1 pomegranate or 1 cup cranberries
- 1⁄2 large or 2 small raw red beets, scrubbed
- 1⁄2 English cucumber 1⁄2 green apple, cored 1⁄2 cup blueberries
- 1⁄2 cup filtered water Pinch of Celtic sea salt
- 1⁄2 lemon, peeled
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pomegranate powder
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
Push the pomegranate seeds, beet, cucumber, apple, blueberries, lemon booster, and water through your juicer. Strain any pulp.
Stir in the salt, and pomegranate and cayenne boosters, if using.