Healthy Eating Guidelines : How to Eat Pomegranates for Health

Healthy Eating Guidelines : How to Eat Pomegranates for Health


My name is Christine Marquette and I’m a registered
dietitian with the Austin Regional Clinic and I’m going to talk to you about how to
eat pomegranates for health. Pomegranates are very high in Vitamin C and a lot of other
antioxidants so they have a lot of health benefits. They are useful for lowing cholesterol.
They may have some benefit to lowering your risk for developing cancer and being a fruit
they’re healthy for your overall health in a variety of ways. Again as far as the mineral
content and the vitamin content, it does have a lot of vitamin C and it does have a lot
of antioxidants so it is beneficial for your overall health. The problem for a lot of people
is they are slightly difficult to handle. If you have ever gotten a fresh pomegranate,
cut it open and you’ll find that it is full of a lot of little seeds so it can be a bit
of a challenge to actually consume a fresh pomegranate. For that reason a lot of people
choose to have their pomegranate in juice form. It is perfectly fine to drink the pomegranate
juice. You can have an 8 ounce cup per day and that will give you what you need to get
the health benefit of it. You really want to eat the fresh pomegranate. What you want
to do is cut it into quarters, get a large bowl, fill it up with a little bit of water
and then try to roll off all the seeds into that bowl. Avoid getting any of the white
matter in there that is not really edible, you just want the little seeds. Once you get
it in your bowl you are going to drain off that water and then you can basically eat
the whole thing even the little seed in the inside of the juicy part is actually edible
so you can pop the whole thing in your mouth and eat it like you would a blueberry for
example. But it is a bit of a process to get all those seeds rolled off of the inside of
the fresh pomegranate. Again fresh, whole pomegranate or the juice, either one of those
are healthy options, very good for your overall health and can lower your risk for heart disease
and cancer so that’s just a few ways to eat pomegranates for your health.

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