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One of my favorite fruits that is almost in season in pomegranates! I love them SO much. But don't take my word for it, according to HealthCentral.com, pomegranates have many fabulous health benefits. .. What are pomegranates good for? Researchers report that they are rich in antioxidants that can keep bad LDL cholesterol from oxidizing (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, May 2000). This degradation of LDL seems to be an initial step in the development of atherosclerosis. In addition, pomegranate juice, like aspirin, can help keep blood platelets from clumping together to form unwanted clots. More recent research has found that eight ounces of pomegranate juice daily for three months improved the amount of oxygen getting to the heart muscle of patients with coronary heart disease. Other research reports suggest that pomegranate juice might help reduce the risk of breast cancer. Even arthritis may yield to the power of pomegranates. Scientists at Case Western Reserve University have reported that tissue cultures of human cartilage cells respond to pomegranate extract. Inflammation is reduced and the enzymes that break down cartilage become less active. Plus, the fact that the pomegranate has so many antioxidants also means its an anti-aging supplement as well, I'll take one of those! Now, prepparing pomegranates was a tricky thing, my friend a few years ago told me how to make it MUCH easier, and cleaner.
PREPPING A POMEGRANATE
Get a bowl of warm water and cut the pomegranate into 4 sections, put the sections in the water, and break apart the pomegranate under the water, the seeds sink to the bottom and all the pulpish stuff floats to the top, when you take the left over 'shell' of the pomegranate off, then lift all the pulp off the top of the water with your hands, drain the water, and you will have a cup of seeds! Its much cleaner and delicious!!
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