Anti-aging Mediterranean pomegranate salad

Anti-aging Mediterranean pomegranate salad

This anti-aging Mediterranean pomegranate salad is perfect for the colder weather, as it is packed with seasonal foods.

There are few meals healthier than a salad. The problem is, store-bought or restaurant salads can be packed with unnecessary calories and are drenched with dressing.

Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients in this anti-aging Mediterranean pomegranate salad.

Carrots:
They are an excellent source of beta-carotene, which is a potent infection fighting antioxidant.

Cilantro:
This potent medicinal herb is high in antioxidants, which kill disease-causing free radicals. Free radicals cause oxidative stress, which are linked to serious diseases including cancer and heart disease. Cilantro is a great source of phytonutrients and flavonoids like quercitin, kaempferol, rhamnetin, and epigenin. It also has powerful detox benefits.

Cucumbers:
They are an excellent source of caffeic acid and vitamin C, two antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties that help fight oxidative stress and reduce signs of aging. Cucumbers are also packed with water, which means better skin, better hydration, and better removal of toxins form the body.

Olive oil:
The often-called liquid gold has been recognized for many years as a potent oil. It is full of healthy fats, provides anti-inflammatory benefits, and has shown benefits in the area of cancer prevention.

Pomegranates:
They are champions when it comes to antioxidants. A UCLA study ranked fruit juices from highest to lowest in antioxidant levels, and pomegranate juice came out on top. Antioxidants kill disease causing free radicals and keep the heart healthy.

Directions:

Chop the following vegetables into bite-sized pieces:

1 zucchini
1/2 cucumber
1 carrot
1 apple
1 handful of parsley
1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds
1 bell pepper

Sprinkle with 1 tbsp of flax seeds
Dress the salad with our zesty raw salad dressing

Make sure ingredients are organic
Enjoy this anti-aging Mediterranean pomegranate salad!

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REFERENCES:
1. “Refreshing Fall Mediterranean Chopped Salad Recipe.” Mercola.com. Mercola.com, n.d. Web. 27 Oct. 2016.

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