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13 Reasons to Love Pomegranates

11.  Blood pressure normalizing:  Early research published in the journal Plant Foods for Human Nutrition found that pomegranate extract may help prevent blood pressure increases associated with eating high fat meals.

12.  Metabolic syndrome regulating:  Research published in the journal Food and Function shows that pomegranate helps regulate blood sugar, improves the body’s sensitivity to insulin, decreases inflammation, and improves numerous other factors involved in metabolic syndrome—frequently implicated in obesity and often a precursor to diabetes. Because of these effects, pomegranate may aid weight loss.

13.  Anti-infectious:  New research published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology found that an extract of pomegranate increased the effectiveness of a drug used against gram-negative bacteria.  Many gram-negative bacteria are known for drug resistance.

How to Enjoy Pomegranates:

You can eat them fresh on their own for a delicious snack or dessert.

Sprinkle pomegranate seeds on a salad for a beautiful and nutritious addition.

Drink unsweetened bottled pomegranate juice devoid of preservatives. I recommend diluting 1 part water to 1 part pomegranate juice to avoid blood sugar spikes and crashes.

Use a splash of pomegranate juice in salad dressing to jazz up a plate of greens.

Add some pomegranate juice to your favorite smoothie recipe.

Enjoy pomegranate juice with citrus juices for a delicious citrus cocktail.

I’d love to hear how you are enjoying pomegranates or pomegranate juice.

 

Subscribe to my free e-magazine World’s Healthiest News to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow me on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.  Copyright Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD.

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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 her new 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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10:03AM PST on Feb 27, 2015

Nice to know, just having one now :)

5:07AM PST on Feb 27, 2015

allergies? ty

10:33AM PST on Feb 13, 2015

Thank you

2:50PM PST on Jan 26, 2015

I already love them.

5:27AM PST on Jan 21, 2015

yummy..

8:04AM PST on Jan 16, 2015

Thank you

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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