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13 Reasons to Love Pomegranates

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13 Reasons to Love Pomegranates

One of my favorite fruits, pomegranates offer more than just incredible taste—they are nutritional and healing powerhouses. Here are 13 reasons to start eating pomegranates or drinking their juice if you aren’t already:

1.  Anti-aging effects:  Pomegranates contain plentiful amounts of antioxidants. They rate high on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s ORAC scale (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity)—a measure of how well free radicals are absorbed. Pomegranate juice measures 2860 on this scale.

2.  Kidney protection:  New research published just days ago in the journal Renal Failure showed that an extract of pomegranate prevented kidney damage and protected the kidneys against harmful toxins.

3.  Liver protection and regeneration:  More new research published in the journal Toxicology and Industrial Health showed that pomegranate juice not only protects the liver, it helps it to regenerate after it has been damage.

4.  Immune-boosting:  Pomegranates and pomegranate juice are packed with immune-boosting vitamin C—an essential and quickly depleted nutrient at this time of year.

5.  Anti-allergic:  Pomegranates are high in substances called polyphenols which have been shown to reduce the biochemical processes that are linked with allergies.

Keep reading to discover the types of cancer pomegranate has been proven to help prevent and treat…

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and the upcoming book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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4:09AM PST on Nov 18, 2014

Ty

4:08AM PST on Nov 18, 2014

Thanks

4:08AM PST on Nov 18, 2014

Thanks for sharing

3:46PM PDT on Oct 31, 2014

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9:34AM PDT on Oct 26, 2014

Yum

8:29AM PDT on Oct 16, 2014

good to know

8:12AM PDT on Oct 16, 2014

Love pomegranates. Thanks for article.

8:08AM PDT on Oct 16, 2014

I lurve pomegranates, and taking them apart slowly and eating them, is an interesting exercise also, in attention.

11:36AM PDT on Aug 17, 2014

Pomegranate juice is a staple of Turkish cuisine, which combines the best of Middle Eastern and Greek with a Mediterranean diet. It is often served with spicy bulgur dishes which are a great alternative to minced meat kebabs.

12:07PM PDT on Apr 28, 2014

tasty but expensive :-(

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