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So Why Pomegranite?

This fruit has held legendary powers for countless centuries. I have always loved this fruit but fell even more head over heels in Istanbul where you can get it freshly squeezed on the streets. Click here to see more about this.

Here is why you should get into pomegranites more often:

They are full of antioxidants:

They act as defense mechanisms which fight the harmful effects of free radicals on your body. Free radicals are substances which occur due to exposure to pollutants such as smog and cigarette smoke or as a by-product of the digestive process.  They can cause damage to your cell membranes and the structure of DNA. Due to its high antioxidant content, some say that drinking pomegranate juice can prevent cancer.

They are very high in fiber:

Pomegranates are naturally high in fiber. Fiber can lower blood cholesterol levels, reduce blood sugar levels and help with weight loss, as high fiber foods make you feel more full and more satisfied for a longer period of time. Pomegranates are an excellent source of fiber, containing five grams of fiber if you consume the seeds and pulp.  One pomegranate contains only 105 calories, making it a beneficial, low calorie food.

They keep your heart healthy:

Pomegranate fruits and seeds have been used in traditional medicines for years due to their high content of essential vitamins and nutrients which are great for your heart.

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Day 4: My Adventures in Istanbul

The fun continues! On my fourth day I walked around the “Asian” side, the side that is less modern, more traditional, and where you can find all the monumental mosques. This side of Istanbul has so much history to offer, and being Australian, where the history is relatively modern, makes me feel like I am walking in Disneyland, or in a documentary.

The freshly squeezed Pomegranite juice is just incredible, and very tart!

View over the water.

And of course, Turkish coffee, my favourite!

Gosh, how am I going to be able to go back home after seeing all this? I could stay here another month and explore because there is just so much to see!

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