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13 Reasons to Love Pomegranates

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6.  Protects against heart disease:  New research published in the journal Atherosclerosis shows that pomegranate improves the body’s ability to synthesize cholesterol and destroy free radicals in the vascular system.

7.  Prostate-cancer protection:  Research conducted at the University of California, Riverside, and published in the journal Translational Oncology indicates that pomegranate juice and pomegranate extracts caused cancer cell death.

8.  Breast-cancer protection:  Scientists at the University of California, Riverside, also studied the effects of pomegranate juice and its nutritional components: luteolin, ellagic acid, and punicic acid against breast cancer.  They pubished their results in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment and concluded that pomegranate juice and its extracts “are potentially a very effective treatment to prevent cancer progression…”

9.  Skin-cancer protection:  Consumption of pomegranate was associated with a decrease in both main types of skin cancer—basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, according to new research in the British Journal of Dermatology.

10.  DNA-protection:  The antioxidants and/or phytonutrients in pomegranates also appear to interact with the body’s genetic material for protection.

Keep reading to discover ways to benefit from pomegranates…

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4:08AM PST on Nov 18, 2014

Thanks for sharing

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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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