The pomegranate seeds and berries contain many antioxidants. Antioxidants help eliminate free radicals inside the body, which contribute to cancer cell growth if not kept in control. Pomegranates and berries are particularly rich sources of ellagic acid. Ellagic acid is a type of antioxidant that inhibits cancer formation and mutation.
Lemons and limes contain flavonoids that have both antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. These flavonoids can stop cell division in cancer cells. The vitamin C content in lemons and limes helps to eliminate free radicals inside the body.
Raw honey can act as an antibacterial and antioxidant in our blood. It is a good source of B-vitamins, vitamin C, calcium, potassium and many raw enzymes. Read more about the health benefits of raw honey here.
This recipe is great for summer bbqs or parties. It meets my mom's expectation of having lots of color at every meal, and is a perfect touch of sweetness after a good meal. Enjoy!
1 cup strawberries, slice strawberries as desired
1 cup blueberries
1 cup blackberries
1 cup raspberries
2 medium apples, diced
2 pomegranates, remove seeds and include with fruit
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup raw honey
1 lime, juiced
1 TBSP orange zest
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Combine all ingredients right before serving.