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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.

 

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-time book author and doctor of traditional 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 Phytozyme Cure. 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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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 :-(

1:21PM PST on Feb 16, 2014

Thanks.

8:56AM PST on Jan 24, 2014

Thanks

2:50AM PST on Jan 24, 2014

thanks

4:11PM PST on Jan 8, 2014

YES!!!

7:45PM PST on Dec 18, 2013

tasty too

3:58AM PST on Dec 16, 2013

Thanks.

3:13PM PST on Dec 7, 2013

Cool

2:18PM PST on Nov 25, 2013

Thanks

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