Monday, November 24, 2008

Studies have found that pomegranates are richer in antioxidants than red wine, green tea, and most other fruits. They also contain substances that quell inflammation. Both properties are important, as they're believed to play roles in heading off heart disease.Pomegranates may lower cancer risk as well.
A 2006 study at the University of California-Los Angeles, which followed 50 men with prostate cancer for up to four years, found that a daily eight-ounce glass of pomegranate juice slowed the progression of the cancer. The juice appeared to suppress cancer cell growth and cause potentially malignant cells to self-destruct. Experts say the same benefits might extend to breast and colon cancers.Pomegranates are in markets from September to January.
Cooks who treasure the fruits' tangy flavor and brilliant color can incorporate seeds or juice (fresh or bottled) into dishes. Good health, after all, is just one good reason to get to know this fruit
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