The summer superfood to keep you healthy!

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One of our summer superfoods is the delicious ruby red pomegranate! 

Here are 10 things to know about this summer fruit.

  1. Anti-inflammatory:  Eating pomegranates reduces the production of chemicals that cause inflammation.
  2. They're good for the heart:  It's a heart-healthy fruit that can help reduce blood pressure.
  3. Assist with weight loss:  Pomegranate might help reduce obesity caused by high-fat diets and protect against metabolic disorders.
  4. Skin damage:  The strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of pomegranate might help protect skin against sun-induced damage.
  5. Could improve sexual health:  Pomegranate juice has been shown to enhance blood flow.
  6. Protect the liver:  The major antioxidant components harnessed from pomegranates are polyphenols and flavonoids, these may protect people from liver damage.
  7. Fight infection:  Recognized for its antimicrobial effects, the pomegranate can help conditions like candida and yeast.
  8. Women in labor:  Pomegranate extract has the potential to be used to encourage the uterus to contract during labor, through a rise in calcium, which is necessary for any muscle to contract.
  9. Protect against arthritis:  Pomegranate is used as a nutritional therapy in alternative medicine for inflammatory conditions like arthritis.
  10. Help with brain health:  Pomegranate can inhibit inflammation in specialized brain cells, to help prevent or slow down Alzheimer's development.

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