Pomegranates for Health
The tiny seeds of this crimson fruit are packed with antioxidants that may lower blood pressure and plaque buildup in the arteries, according to numerous studies.
How to Eat Pomegranates:
These days you can often find fresh hulled pomegranate seeds in the produce section, making it a snap to cook with them.
- Toss the bright seeds onto grilled fish, salad or yogurt.
- Sip pomegranate juice. Try mixing with half sparkling water for a refreshing, healthy drink.
Pumpkin Seeds for a Healthy Snack
Nutrients in pumpkin seeds called phytosterols, or plant chemicals, are linked to prostate health, making these tasty gems a great addition to any guy’s diet.
How to Eat Pumpkin Seeds:
You can get shelled, roasted pumpkin seeds, also called pepitas, at most grocery stores and always at natural products stores.
- Sprinkle toasted or raw pumpkin seeds onto salads or into cereals or smoothies.
- Make pumpkin-seed butter by spreading 2 cups of raw seeds onto a baking pan, heat for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees F. Blend in a food processor until creamy.
Health Benefits of Lentils
Increasing fiber can help prevent heart disease and promote digestive regularity. Lentils also contain a healthy dose of protein and minerals, like iron.
How to Eat Lentils:
You can get canned organic lentils that make it a snap to consume these legumes.
- Toss with vinaigrette and some chopped veggies and you’ve got lunch.
Lentils make for a great soup—we love Amy’s Organic Lentil Soup.