Pomegranate (رمان) is mentioned in Quran several times. Incorporating foods from Quran and the hadith (saying of Prophet Muhammad) has its own blessings.
According to fitness magazine:
This fruit is packed with vitamin C, which helps guard against the wrinkling effects of sun damage. Plus, says Debra Jaliman, MD, an assistant professor of dermatology at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, the juice in pomegranate seeds contains both ellagic acid and punicalagin. The first is a polyphenol compound that fights damage from free radicals; the second is a supernutrient that may increase your body’s capacity to preserve collagen, the subdermal connective tissue that makes skin look smooth and plump.
Serve yourself: A cup of pomegranate seeds — not just juice — every week, suggests Jackie Newgent, RD, a nutritionist based in New York City.
I incorporated pomegranate or the juice for pomegranate (whatever was available) into my diet to strengthen my digestion system. There is something about pomegranate and its juice that brings extra glow to your skin and refreshes your soul and mind. Its full of healthy antioxidants and according to GHC increases oxygen levels to the heart and fights cell level.
Pomegranate Salad Recipe – a very quick salad to prepare
This is an excellent addition to your meal. Start your meal with this healthy salad.
1 pomegranate peeled and seeds separated
1 bunch of rocket salad
1 small red onion finely sliced
handful of salad olives
1/2 cup of chick peas
1 cup cucumber
2 tbsp squeezed lemon
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional for added healthy kick)
1 tsp freshly milled black pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp salad herbs
few mint leaves
Place rocket salad in a bowl and toss it with few drops of olive oil, some freshly milled pepper, salt, chickpeas and then layer with red onion, cucumber and sliced salad olives. Add lemon juice, crumbled feta cheese and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and drizzle olive oil on top. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and seasonal salad herbs.