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The Superfood You Should Be Eating (And Drinking!)

Your skin will thank you!

What It Is

Pomegranates are a red fruit in season from September to February. They are a little tricky to open, but worth it, as they have insane health benefits and taste delicious!

What It Does

Pomegranates are a nutritional powerhouse. They are full of good-for-you antioxidants, along with vitamin K (prevents heart disease), folate (important if you are trying to get pregnant) and vitamin C (good for your immune system). Vitamin C also enables proteins in the skin to create collagen, making your skin appear younger and clearer. One pomegranate will give you almost half of the daily recommended dose of vitamin C.

Pomegranate juice is one of the most common ways to consume this fruit. The bright red juice can be mixed with sparkling water, cocktails or served by itself. Also, 100 percent organic pomegranate juice is great for dry skin, since it contains micronutrients that are essential for hydration. These micronutrients can also benefit your hair making it more strong and shiny.

Why I Love It

Pomegranate seeds are a great way to add fiber to your diet. They can be eaten alone, added to a salad (like my go-to healthy summer salad), stirred into yogurt or blended in a smoothie.

Here's a cool tip for getting the seeds out of the fruit: Slice the pomegranate in half put into a large bowl of water. Separate the white (inedible) pulp from the seeds while the fruit is under water. The seeds will sink to the bottom and the pulp will float.

Photography by Ivan Solis for Kourtney Kardashian