A little detour from the looming General Election and what it ‘May’ mean for us, I made these autoimmune beauties this morning! After a fab Easter weekend of entertaining visiting friends, I find there’s never enough veg when eating out, so myself and the bf have been craving veg and all the good stuff this week!
This DIY breakfast was totally delicious! Avocado, pomegranate and sesame seeds on Rude Health organic buckwheat and rice multigrain crackers to start the day! Very filling too! I try to feed my autoimmune body, rather than eating just any old crap for the sake of it. This breakfast is also a lot more nutritious than the old school cereal or toast breakfast! Nowadays avocados and pomegranates are called ‘superfoods’ so here’s a little bit of the science bit…
“Avocados have a unique nutrition profile. They contain lots of fiber and are rich in vitamins and minerals, such as B-vitamins, vitamin K, potassium, copper, vitamin E and vitamin C. The consumption of avocados has been associated with various health benefits, such as decreased risk of cardiovascular disease.” Authority Nutrition
“Pomegranate can be used reduce weight and control cholesterol. Regular inclusion of fruits in the diet boosts immunity, improves circulation and offers protection from cancers.
Certain ellagitannin compounds such as Granatin B, and Punicalagin are found abundantly in the pomegranate juice. Studies suggest that punicalagin and tannins can be effective in reducing heart-disease risk factors by scavenging harmful free radicals from the human body.
Total antioxidant strength of pomegranate fruit measured regarding its oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) is 2341 µmol TE/100 g.
They are also good source of antioxidant vitamin-C, provides about 17% per 100 g of the daily requirement.
Pomegranates are also a good source of vital B-complex groups of vitamins such as pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5), folates, pyridoxine and vitamin-K, and minerals like calcium, copper, potassium, and manganese.” Nutrition and You
But they also just taste really bloody good! 😋