Food, Health Coaching

November is National Pomegranate Month

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Did you know November is National Pomegranate Month? I sure did’t so I needed to investigate what to get excited about.

Pomegranates are found on trees in the Mediterranean countries. The seeds have many different properties – they are soothing, and the fruit is a mild astringent and the bark acts as an anti-microbial.

The fruit also contains the polyphenol anti-oxidant, Ellagic Acid, which converts to tannins having both astringent and antiseptic properties. It also acts as a powerful anti=oxidant and anti-inflammatory, helping to inhibit the enzymes called matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), which which contribute to the breakdown of collagen.

In good health always!

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