Pomegranates are round, reddish-purple fruit that you should feel lucky to have found. Why? Well, they happen to be one of the healthiest fruits on earth. Pomegranates are high in vitamin C and antioxidants like ellagic acid and anthocyanins, which help fight free radicals and may prevent cancer.
They also contain B vitamins including folate, which is important for pregnant women; potassium; and pectin, which helps keep your blood sugar levels steady.
All of these benefits make this fruit a great addition to any diet. It's time to give up other sweets, desserts, and juices for pomegranates! Here are some other reasons why you should eat them all the time.
Why pomegranates are so healthy
You should feel lucky to have found pomegranates because they're one of the healthiest fruits on earth. Pomegranates are high in vitamin C, antioxidants like ellagic acid and anthocyanins, which help fight free radicals, and B vitamins including folate, which is important for pregnant women.
They also contain potassium and pectin, which helps keep your blood sugar levels steady. All these benefits make this fruit a great addition to any diet.
Pomegranates for weight loss
Pomegranates are a great fruit to eat for weight loss. They contain a type of sugar called erythritol, which helps your body burn more fat.
Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that gives you the feeling of eating something sweet without the calories. This makes it easier to stick to a diet, especially if you normally struggle with sweets cravings.
Pomegranates can also give you more energy because they contain natural sugars and vitamins like potassium, which helps the body use carbohydrates the right way.
Pomegranates are also helpful for skin because they contain antioxidants like ellagic acid and anthocyanins, which fight free radicals and may prevent cancer.
These antioxidants help your skin stay healthy by promoting collagen production and reducing wrinkles.
Dos and don'ts of eating pomegranates
Eating pomegranates might be simple but there are a few things to keep in mind.
Pomegranates are high in sugar, so if you're diabetic or have a condition that requires you to watch your sugar intake, then it's best to eat them sparingly.
If you do choose to eat them, it's important not to eat the skin as the majority of the nutrients are found just under it. And don't squeeze the juice from a pomegranate onto your food because this will release a lot of seeds and take away from the flavor. Pomegranates should be eaten as whole as possible.
Pomegranates are an excellent snack and a great way to start your day—but it’s important not to abuse them. When you follow these dos and don’ts, you’ll find that pomegranates can be a wonderful addition to your diet and lifestyle. And did we mention it makes a great smoothie?
The other day, I wrote to you about the Smoothie Diet, Coach Drew Sgoutas’ 21-day smoothie-based diet program.
I know this is all new to you, so I want to help you decide if this is the right program for you.
Here is just a tiny fragment of ways that The Smoothie Diet is different from other weight loss programs.
It’s No Miracle Diet
The Smoothie Diet is a sustainable, healthy eating plan that allows you to lose weight over 21 days, and gives you the option of either continuing on afterward or returning to all solid meals. This diet is not a fad or a trick. It’s easy to follow and anyone can do it.
It was MADE for busy people
If you’re busy, then you’re about to fall in love with a diet (yes, you read that correctly). As long as you can set aside about 20 minutes to make the smoothies in the morning, you’ll have all the time you need to make this diet work for you.
It’s easier than pie (and also kind of tastes like pie?)
All the recipes are super easy to follow and made with ingredients you can find in any grocery store. (And yes, they’re decadent and delicious!)
You don’t have to give up food
This isn’t JUST a smoothie diet. You drink 2 smoothies every day, but you still eat a whole healthy meal and snacks every day (samples are provided in the Smoothie Diet guide). If you need or want a break, you can add in a flex day every week and just eat regular foods (following the included Smoothie Diet guide). This flexibility makes it easy to manage, even if your schedule is unpredictable.
You get WAY MORE than just fat loss
In case losing 10, 20, 45, or 70lbs of stubborn fat isn’t enough for you, you also get all kinds of other incredible benefits from the Smoothie Diet. People who complete this program also experience:
Boosted energy (you won’t even need your coffee anymore - though you can still drink it because coffee is wonderful)
No more “brain fog” so you can watch your productivity soar!
Healthy, dewy, glowing skin (Hello Instagram-worthy selfies!)
A permanent end to annoying belly bloat
Cozy, amazing deep sleep so you can launch into each new day, alert and happy
And most importantly, you can lose as much weight as you want!
I can’t tell you exactly how much weight you’ll lose on the Smoothie Diet, because it will depend on a lot of factors, but one of Drew’s clients (Amanda) used the Smoothie Diet after the birth of her second son and lost 70 lbs (she started with the 21-day plan and then kept going for a few months by following Drew’s tips). Another client, Dawn, lost 14 lbs in the 21 days. So, while there is no specific number, you can be sure you’ll lose weight and love the process.
Not bad for a 3-week commitment! Get started here.
To quote one of Coach Drew’s clients, “It's hard for me to put a price on something that changes your health so much for the better.”
And while it’s true that it’s hard to put a price on something so wonderful, this program does have a price, and right now that price is $10 cheaper than usual!
What are you waiting for?