POM SEEDS // probiotic bacteria booster! • Gut health is all the rage right now and rightfully so; healthy gut = a healthy mind and by mind I mean everything! Pomegranates contain hundreds of different bioactive compounds, including ellagic acid, ellagitannins, punicic acid, flavonoids, anthocyanidins, anthocyanins, estrogenic flavonols and flavones, which appear to be the most therapeutically beneficial pomegranate components. Pomegranate extracts have been used since ancient times to treat several conditions, including parasitic and microbial infections, diarrhea, ulcers, aphthae, hemorrhage and respiratory complications. Not surprisingly, pomegranates have been suggested to stimulate probiotic bacteria, thus enhancing their beneficial effects at fighting bacterial infections, according to research published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. So, next time you’re ingesting their seeds or juice, pair it with your probiotics for a double whammy. • 📸 @so_delicious DF unsweetened vanilla yogurt topped with a banana, Pom seeds, blueberries, mango and @manitobaharvest hemp seeds.