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The Power of Pomegranate

Dubbed the “miracle fruit” by some fans, pomegranate has earned its popularity because it is thought to possibly help support the body’s natural defenses against Alzheimer’s disease, various cancers, heart disease, arthritis and many ailments an aging person may experience. Because of its so-called anti-aging properties, pomegranate has had several food and beverage variations from juices, ice cream, and even in flavored waters.

Why is pomegranate good for you? This handsome fruit is quite popular for its deep and purple-colored juice that is packed with lots of antioxidants that rid the body of toxic free radicals keeping our bodies healthy and vital.

While no health claims are made regarding pomegranate whatsoever, here are some of the remedies and uses that some people hope pomegranate can help with.

1. It may help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Studies show that drinking pomegranate juice daily may help support the normal blood flow to the heart. Because of its antioxidant properties, pomegranate keeps bad cholesterol from forming, and thus, may help keep the arteries clear of clots.
2. It may help support the body’s normal defense in the prevention of certain cancers. Since pomegranates are high in antioxidants, they can be effective in counteracting various cancer-causing radicals.
3. Pomegranates are a good, natural source of vitamins A, C and E, and an excellent source of dietary fiber.

So enjoy these pearls of health, they’re delicious in smoothies, salads, over low-fat ice cream and frozen yogurt, or all by themselves. Eat them and do your body a big favor!

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1 Ronnie Campbell November 17, 2011 at 10:56 am

You’ve sold me! Pomegranate is now on my shopping list. Thanks for your helpful advice, Janet. Look forward to listening to your radio program, too.

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