From being revered as the symbol for fertility and prosperity to a fruit sent by God to bring emotional and physical peace among the mankind, the pomegranate holds many titles. This exotic fruit is touted for its benefits, one of which includes weight loss. Great news for those of us who love this delicious juicy fruit--and it's the perfect time since the fruit's harvest season runs from October through February.


Of course, there's more! Those little red pods are jam-packed with antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and plenty of vitamin C. It's a superfruit you should definitely add to your rotation. It's very easy to peel and use too: Simply roll the fruit on any counter to loosen the seeds, then cut around the middle to open it up into two halves. Put the halves over a container and tap the skin with a wooden spoon. It's that easy!

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Now that you know how to get your pomegranate on, let's look at five ways the pomegranate helps you lose weight and boosts your overall health. You'll be surprised at how versatile and healthy it really is--from using it in licuados and smoothies, to using the seeds in salads and other foods, it's as multi-use as they come! And luckily it's in season, so you can chow down!

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