Pomegranets !!..I mean...why ?

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« on: 13/11/2007 15:46:21 »
look at this will ya ?

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Kerchiiing......pfffffting.......wooooosh !! seeds flying in all directions !!

This is what it's like to eat these things.....they are tasty and I can NOT be arsed to scoop the seeds into a bowl.....

Pomegranates....what are they all about eh ?

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« Reply #1 on: 13/11/2007 16:40:01 »
Nature's way of encasing squirrel droppings??? [:P]
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« Reply #2 on: 13/11/2007 17:09:44 »
My Mother had me research pomegranates a few months ago because she heard it had amazing healing properties.
If the information I found on the internet is true then I suppose it could be considered a 'miracle' fruit.

These are just a few of the things I found on it.
They're rich in antioxidants and supposedly is good for people with heart problems.  They help to increase the blood flow to the heart, and helps reduce arterial plaque.

Possibly helps to reduce cholesterol and keeps the bad cholesterol (LDL) from oxidizing.  Helps reduce blood pressure and like aspirin can keep blood platelets from clumping together to form unwanted clots.

Possibly prevents and slows the progression of prostate cancer.

Possibility that it can help reduce arthritis pain.

Possibility that supplementing expectant mothers with pomegranate juice protects against neurological disorders in newborns.

And also supposedly helps in erectile dysfunction.


Before you rush out and stock up on on pomegranate juice, be careful.  Like grapefruit juice it can interfere with certain medications.
My Mom has been giving it to my Dad every day since I researched it.  I don't know if it's the juice or the fact that he is trying to change bad habits, but his health is improving.  His cholesterol is down, blood pressure is down, he's lost weight....even his diabetes seems to be improving.  I haven't asked her about the erectile dysfunction....that's just more than I want to know.

I personally don't like pomegranates, too much work eating them....but the juice isn't terrible.
Carolyn

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« Reply #3 on: 13/11/2007 17:41:04 »
Yes indeed.

There has been a lot of press recently about the *fzzzzzing.....there goes another one !!* about the advantages of Pomegranate luff !!

........hey if you already know about your Dads erectile dysfunction ,(and so do we now !! [:)])...then I think it might be good to inquire !!...I'd like to know .....save me using a splint !! [;)]
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« Reply #4 on: 13/11/2007 19:45:09 »
LOL LOL... Pomegranates are delicious... I am with neily on that one.. They are so good and I love the way they pop and squirt when you bite them! YUMMMMY! I peel mine for the most part then eat them.. LOL They can sure stain your fingers! LOL! Good information Carolyn.. maybe I should eat more of them!

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« Reply #5 on: 13/11/2007 19:58:18 »
estrogenic though :( Not good for fibroid sufferers, Greeks used this friout as a contraceptive because of it's strong estrogenic properties. http://dogtorj.tripod.com/id45.html foe food list containing estrogens.

The controversy about plant estrogens or phytoestrogens
There seems to be a common misconception in the natural health community that women with high estrogen levels should take phytoestrogen (plant estrogen) because phytoestrogens are "protective estrogens" which reduce estrogenic activity. It is believed that phytoestrogens compete with endogenous estrogens for estrogen receptors. When the estrogen receptors are occupied by phytoestrogens, cell divisions are reduced because phytoestrogens are "weak estrogens". This theory made sense to me until my own experience showed otherwise. With my endometriosis, my pain level was a measurement for my condition. When I tried Don Quei, Licorice, Ginseng and Royal Jelly, I did feel better initially for a few weeks because they helped my blood circulation. As I continued to take these remedies, my pain would come back with a vengeance, more severe than before. I realized that weak estrogens could add up significantly if given enough time. I believe that many women are misled by initial feelings of wellness without realizing that longer periods of usage actually makes the problem worse. Many other endometriosis sufferers that I know also have had similar experiences with phytoestrogen. After my personal experience, my belief is that weak plant estrogens may replace our own more potent estrogens for receptor sites, but our own estrogens still have to go somewhere if the liver is incapable of eliminating them.
http://www.sensiblehealth.com/Journey-04.xhtml

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