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Why are pomegranates good for you? 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. Pomegranates have also been linked to a decrease in risk for heart disease! This fruit may look unusual, but I urge you to give it a try! Pick one up next time you’re at the grocery store and indulge in the tasty and healthy pomegranate!
Peach is a fruit native to china, but cultivated in almost all the countries with a cool climate. They have an outer skin that is reddish-yellow in color, while the flesh is either white or yellow. Peaches that have a white flesh are usually very sweet and have very little acidity. However, the yellow-fleshed ones typically have an acidic tang, coupled with sweetness. A peach is extremely rich in vitamin A and potassium, apart from abounding in a number of other nutrients, making them rank very high in nutritional value and good for the health of an individual.
Did you know Peaches help make the skin healthy and also add color to the complexion? They do! They are delicious and help you stay beautiful. You can’t lose!
The USDA recommends that you eat at least five servings of fresh fruits daily, but unfortunately, most people don’t even come close. Adding some delicious, fresh strawberries to your diet, is a great way to get the servings of fruit you need for a well-rounded body and a healthy immune system.
Strawberries contain many nutrients such as the always-important Vitamin C. They also contain significant levels of phytonutrients and antioxidants, which fight those free radicals I was telling you about in my new book. These antioxidant properties are believed to be linked to what gives the strawberry its signature bright red color.
In addition to vitamin C, strawberries also provide an excellent source of vitamin K and manganese, as well as folic acid, potassium, riboflavin, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, copper, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Your goal this month is to incorporate the Strawberry into your diet and daily life as much as possible to help you fall in love with this delicious seasonal fruit all over again! be sure to send me your favorite recipes! I’m posting one of my all-time favorites below….enjoy!
Recipe of the Month: Guilt-Free Strawberry Shortcake
1 pre-baked angel food cake ring
1 (3 oz.) pkg. strawberry Jello, sugar free
1 sm. frozen strawberries (or 1 c. fresh)
1 sm. Cool Whip
Place berries on bottom of mold. Ease in shortcake (upside down over berries). Pierce cake with fork 6 to 8 times. Pour Jello slowly over cake, seal and freeze 1/2 hour. Remove, wait 10 minutes. Remove from mold and insert Cool Whip in hole of mold.
I will be on the Grapefruit Diet for the next several weeks! A lot of you have been asking me what this diet entails so here is a link for more information: