Sweet, juicy, tender: everything is great about pomegranates, except for they stain your hands when you eat them and the hands stay dirty for days afterwards! None of this dirty business happens if you simply put your pomegranate seeds into a smoothie.
Many studies show that pomegranate is one of the most nutrient dense foods available to us. Punicalagins are the major component responsible for pomegranate’s antioxidant and health benefits. These compounds not only lower cholesterol, but also lower blood pressure and increase the speed at which heart blockages melt away. Other potent antioxidant compounds found in pomegranates have been shown to reduce platelet aggregation and naturally lower blood pressure, which prevent both heart attacks and strokes. Pomegranates have also been shown to inhibit breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, leukemia and to prevent vascular changes that promote tumor growth in lab animals. So, enjoy your smoothie!