Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pomegranate season!

Last week I received a bag of pomegranates from a friend here in Spain.  I started eating them.  They are a sweet, tart, and interesting fruit.   I decided to see if they have any health benefits.  To my surprise, they are very good for you.  Here is what I found out:

Pomegranate News Update
Pomegranates are now being featured as one of the hot new "super foods" that both tastes good and is good for you. Nutritional research confirms that pomegranates contain mineral e.g. calcium, potassium, and iron, plus compounds known as phytonutrients, that help the body protect against heart disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and cancer. The powerful antioxidants in the fruit also help retard aging and can neutralize almost twice as many free radicals as red wine and seven times as many as green tea. As a further benefit, some researchers suggest that the crunchy seeds help flush fats from the digestive tract.

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