Pomegranate, the other red fruit, is usually in season from September to January. This nutrient dense food is high in vitamin C, potassium, B vitamins, fiber, folic acid, and iron. They’re a great antioxidant that can help the body against free radicals and oxidation. In fact, pomegranates are more powerful as an antioxidant than green tea, cranberries, or blueberries. Some of the other benefits include: lowering blood pressure, preventing plaque build up in the blood vessels, lowering cholesterol, and inhibiting cancer growth. This vibrant red fruit is great for the heart and blood vessels.
In Indian tradition the root chakra or muldhara is equated with the red color. It’s said that if you consume red foods such as the powerful pomegranate it can strengthen this base chakra which grounds the body, provides security and confidence. If you’re feeling ungrounded, break open a pomegranate and enjoy the sweet juicy seeds found inside.