Friday, November 18, 2011

Simply Home: Healthy Pomegranates


Did you know that pomegranates not only are delicious, but are loaded with healthy benefits?

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  • Pomegranates are a great source of fiber

  • Aid in regulating cholesterol because they contain the enzyme paraoxonase, which helps keep bad cholesterol (LDL) from accumulating in the arteries

  • Are full of potent antioxidants

  • Increase collagen production as well as defend against free radicals

  • Pomegranate juice contains antibacterial properties and is effective in ridding the mouth of plaque, which keeps breath fresh as good as prescription strength mouthwash

  • Pomegranate seed oil and pomegranate extract have anti-inflammatory properties that can help prevent arthritis by stopping the destruction of joints caused by osteoarthritis.

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They are pretty to decorate with too!  (I didn’t make the wreath, just found the picture. Smile)

Thank you so much for visiting, and don’t forget to think about your blessings today and praise our Precious Lord for them.  Philippians 4:8

4 comments:

Little Birdie Blessings said...

I didn't know this about pomegranates, guess I'll have to look for some when I'm in the grocery store. In addition to their health benefits, they make a pretty fall decoration. This is a "blessings" week isn't it. I count you among my blessings. ~ Abby

Mrs. Smith said...

Abby, I count you as a blessing too, and I am honored that you feel that way! I hope you have a joy filled Thanksgiving!

Mara Wildflower said...

I certainly enjoyed reading this little lesson about pomegranates.

Also, it looks like you have a pleasant little blogspot as well. :)

~M. Wildflower

Mrs. Smith said...

Hi Mara,

Thank you for visiting and for you kind words. It is so good to meet you!

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