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Digital Subscriptions > Healthy Magazine > February 2018 > In seasonÉ POMEGRANATE


This decadent and exotic red fruit is perfect for brightening up a winter salad, and full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to boot

We all know that pomegranate’s jewel-like seeds are a shortcut to glamour when sprinkled over salads or gracing your latest bake. In Turkey, they’re eaten on New Year’s Eve to symbolise fertility and abundance for the upcoming year, while the ancient Egyptians saw the pomegranate as a symbol of prosperity and ambition. But there are a number of health benefits hiding behind the glitz – the ruby-red seeds, known as arils, are packed with nutrients. No wonder the Middle Eastern fruit has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Containing three times as many antioxidants as green tea, including vitamins A, C, and E, pomegranates can help bolster your immune system. They’re a rich source of dietary fibre, essential for good digestive health. Plus they’re high in folate (or vitamin B9) which helps the body create healthy red blood cells. In all, they more than make up for their somewhat fiddly extraction process.

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Kickstart your healthy new year with our special Vegan issue! Inside, you’ll find our Veganuary food section, bursting with delicious recipes and handy tips to help you make the transition to a plant-based diet. We investigate the decline of the diet and Gemma Cairney talks mental health, body image and navigating the challenges of modern life. Plus, how to beat the bloat, power your way through winter, and we reveal the new, holistic approach to beauty. Find out more in the brand new issue of Healthy!

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