5 Reasons You Need Pomegranate Molasses In Your Diet

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Our modern lifestyles take an endless toll on our health and our diets. The phrase “overfed, but undernourished” has been widely used as an accurate description when explaining the challenges presented with modern diets that are packed with too many refined sugars, simple carbs, and easily snackable, tasty items with low nutritional value. When we audit our daily diets it is obvious that many essential elements are missing, elements that could easily improve our general health and well-being. Of course, we’re going to advocate for pomegranate molasses in your diet, but not alone–as a part of the easiest and most recommended dietary change anyone can make: Eating more whole foods.

The trouble with processed foods is that they tend to neglect or remove important nutritional elements on their way to making a snack or a meal tastier. Including whole foods in your diet such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, and grains means including a bunch of essential nutritional elements essential to our functioning, like micronutrients, minerals, antioxidants, and vitamins.

Without these, our bodies may not be able to successfully stave off disease and infections and, coupled with modern stressors, this may leave us with weakened immunity and potentially exposed to a range of lifestyle illnesses.

So what’s to be done about this?

Small Changes

Firstly, talk any diet or lifestyle change over with your healthcare professional to ensure you have expert medical guidance on your side. Next, make small, sustainable changes that you can accomplish and maintain, rather than trying to change your entire diet or lifestyle in the same week. Small achievable goals stick, whereas large, idealistic goals are much harder to accomplish and tend to be responsible for the failure of most diet changes.

Small changes tend to both introduce a little novelty to our lives and be something we can usually manage and maintain over time. For example, it may be easier to bring a lunch to work rather than order take-out on your breaks. Is this too much already? How about switching some fresh fruit for those fries? Little changes, which are achievable, can help you shift from a reactive, “always-on” diet to a more proactive, considered diet based on your health goals.

Include Superfoods

There are many “superfoods” that are incredibly beneficial to our health: Garlic, turmeric, citrus fruits, and pomegranates. The pomegranate has an impressive nutrient profile with fiber, protein, vitamins, and Potassium:

Fiber: 7 grams
Vitamin C: 30% of the RDI
Vitamin K: 36% of the RDI
Folate: 16% of the RDI
Potassium: 12% of the RDI
Protein: 3 grams

If you are struggling to find an all-purpose superfood to include in your daily diet, pomegranates, and pomegranate molasses, may well be the answer you are looking for.

Fiber is kind of a big deal

Fiber is an essential, non-negotiable dietary element. It aids in digestion and is one of the reasons we feel “full” after a good meal. Beyond this, fiber can help in regulating blood pressure and, diets that contain fiber have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Wherever you get it, be sure to include fiber in your daily food intake, the benefits are overwhelming.

Look for: Apples, bananas, carrots, kale, pears, pomegranates, spinach, strawberries

Potassium is your friend

The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans identified potassium as a “nutrient of public health concern” because we don’t seem to be eating enough of it and yet, it is strongly associated with healthy brain function and physical well-being. But you already take a supplement for that right? Unfortunately, potassium from dietary supplements doesn’t help the total daily potassium intake, most likely because supplements typically supply less than a few grams of potassium per serving. Look to up your potassium intake with whole foods like:

Almonds, apricots, banana, pomegranates, potatoes, salmon.

Antioxidants & Vitamins

When it comes to vitamins and micronutrients our favorite is vitamin C. It is an essential antioxidant, always gives a much-needed boost to the immune system and it has a secret superpower–it can help to regenerate other antioxidants. Antioxidants help rid the body of free radicals which degrade cells and can even feast on our very DNA! The antioxidant super-boost of vitamin C helps to quell free radicals and support our immune system.

Look for: Apples, berries, carrots, citrus fruits, grapes, green tea, onion, pomegranates, sweet potatoes

Pomegranate Molasses: Get it all in one bottle

One way to ensure that you get your fair share of fiber, potassium, antioxidants, and vitamins in your daily diet is to include a serving of Molassity’s Pomegranate Molasses in a meal every day. The health benefits of pomegranates and pomegranate molasses cannot be overstated and as a simple, manageable inclusion in our daily diets, this is an easy and healthy choice to make. Mix Molassity into smoothies, salad dressings, glazes, marinades, and even your favorite drinks for a healthy boost to the body and the mind.

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