P…P…PICK UP A POME­GRAN­ATE

Yes, we know those pips are a faff, but here’s how to seed – and why they’re so worth the ef­fort

Women's Health (UK) - - SEEDING FRENZY -

How to seed a pome­gran­ate:

1. Quar­ter the fruit and sub­merge it in wa­ter.

2. Pull apart the quar­ters, re­leas­ing the seeds with your hands.

3. The pith will float and the seeds will sink. Magic.

4. Re­move the pith and dis­card, then drain the seeds. Drink­ing a pome­gran­ate can be just as good for you as eat­ing it. A 50ml daily shot of the juice can re­duce blood pressure within two weeks and, if you blitz dates with its seeds, you’ll max­imise the ef­fects*. Add three dates to 100ml to cut your lev­els of ox­ida­tive stress by a third. Yep, it’s packed with an­tiox­i­dants, but the pome­gran­ate’s anti-aro­matase phy­to­chem­i­cals are worth not­ing, too. Re­search says th­ese com­pounds can cut your risk of hor­mone-de­pen­dent breast can­cer, thanks to their oe­stro­gen-sup­press­ing prop­er­ties*. Pro­tect your as­sets.

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