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POMEGRANITE IS A HEART TONIC, SO EAT & EAT & EAT…

Heart Tonic in the Produce section of your supermarket or greengrocer


Have you noticed the shift in colors at the produce aisle? Tawny-skinned cantaloupes have given way to dark-red pomegranates, which are at their peak now. Don’t save these apple-shaped fruits for festive centerpieces. There’s a substance (punicic acid) in their juicy seeds that is reputed to send triglycerides — dangerous fats in your blood vessels — packing.

True, even during a holiday blowout you’re not likely to eat the seeds of 24 pomegranates twice a day, which is roughly what it would take to match the pomegranate oil supplements that produced these benefits in one new study. But the more you munch, the better, since they also are reported to help fight infection, cool inflammation, keep your skin firm and springy, and dive-bomb cancer cells. So once the centerpiece has done its job, crack open your pomegranates and sprinkle those glossy, ruby-colored seeds on salads, mix them into yogurt, and add them to breakfast cereal  or oatmeal.

Sourced & published by Henry Sapiecha

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