Health Benefits of a Pomegranate

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The health benefits of pomegranates include providing fiber for the digestive track, blood sugar regulation and support of the vascular and inflammatory systems. Eat pomegranates instead of drinking pomegranate juice to get the full health benefits with advice from a nutritionist and herbalist in this free video on nutrition.

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Hi, my name is Charlotte Skiles, I'm a nutrition consultant and clinical herbalist with Eat in Peace Wellness Consulting located in Austin, Texas and today I'm going to talk to you about the health benefits of pomegranates. So like any other fruit, and I just want to make this statement from the beginning, eat the fruit, don't drink it. That's generally my motto because what happens, there's a lot of pomegranate juice on the market and the poor pomegranate in the grocery store in the produce section gets ignored and that's what needs to be consumed because it's got all the yummy fiber in it for the digestive tract and that maintains our intestinal flora and our good digestion and blood sugar regulation. So avoid the pomegranate juice, enjoy eating the pomegranate, it's a rather messy fruit but it is fun to eat and the health benefits and quite honestly like any other plant or fruit for that matter. They're very nutritious for us because once again, they're colored, the color indicates a certain amount of what's called polyphenols and bioflavonoids and these chemicals support the tissue integrity of the vascular system and our connective tissue making it very healing for that part of the body and they modulate the inflammatory processes. So we all have inflammation going on because inflammatory response is necessary for healing in the body so when we get sick or we have an injury of some sort, these fruits like pomegranates can be very healing for our bodies and we need to be eating them on a daily basis. Not to mention the water content, it's very hydrating and yeah, that's what I have to say about the benefits of eating pomegranates.


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