Pump up your Weight Loss Efforts with Pomegranate Seeds
Adding lots of fruits and vegetable to your diet will no doubt help boost your weight loss efforts. But a few prove particularly effective. One of them is the pomegranate. Tart, juicy and filled with antioxidants, pomegranate arils (the fleshy part that surrounds the actual seeds) and seeds pack a real nutrition punch.
Here's how pomegranate can rock your weight loss plan:
- It reduces belly fat: Pomegranate blocks triglycerides, the type of fat that gets into your blood and increases your risk of heart disease. By attacking this fat before it can be stored in your body, pomegranate also keep them from manifesting as belly fat.
- It's high in fiber: High-fiber foods make you feel fuller longer, which will help to curb cravings and overeating.
- It cleanses your system: Pomegranate helps to flush your system of harmful toxins and raise your energy levels. That energy boost goes a long way in helping assure you'll keep your exercise commitment.
Pomegranate also offers a host of additional health benefits such as improving your immunity, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, and helping to prevent certain types of cancer including breast and prostate cancer.
Give your weight loss and health efforts a boost by sprinkling pomegranate seeds on a salad, bowl of oatmeal or cup of yogurt; mixing it into a sauce to serve as a complement to grilled chicken or roasted turkey; or pressing it into a juice. And, to really rev up your weight loss, call your nearest Metabolic Research Center location.
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