Pomegranates ๐Ÿ’‹

Pomegranates are linked to the Greek Goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite. After you read what they do for our bodies, you will understand why. They have more antioxidants than any other super food. They are high in Vitamin C, Vitamin K- which supports bone health, and Vitamin B5-which helps body metabolize.

Beauty Benefits

#1 Protection from the Sun: contains compounds that protect from free radicals, which cause sun damage, sunburn, and cancer.

#2 Slow Aging: Prevent hyperpigmentation, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles from sun exposure.

#3 Produce Youthful Skin: helps to soften the skin and produce additional elastin and collagen. This can make your skin look more firm, smooth, and youthful.

Health Benefits

#1 Protect Cardiovascular Health: Pomegranate juice acts as a blood thinner, and helps to remove plaque from the arteries. Can lower LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and increase HDL (good cholesterol).

#2 Increase Appetite: For children, acts as a natural stimulant to give them appetite.

#3 Reduce Inflammation: The anti-inflammatory properties help manage asthma, sore throat, cough and wheezing.

For Men: Aids in prostate health

For Women: Aids in pregnancy and growth of baby. As well as, helps prevent breast cancer!

For a full list of what the miracle fruit can do, view the link below.

http://www.med-health.met/benefits-of-pomegranate.html

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Red Wine๐Ÿท

The famed, Mediterranean diet has always included red wine. Some of the longest living individuals come from this region of the world. When asked their secret, they state it’s from drinking a glass of red wine every day. Here’s a list of some of the main health benefits of red wine, when consumed in moderation.

#1 Red Wine Burns Fat ย  * Studies show red wine drinkers stored less liver fat, but they also had lower blood sugar. Ellargic acids from grapes have the power to delay the growth of fat cells and slow the development of new ones.ย 

#2 Protects Against Alzheimer’s Disease ย  *The antioxidant Resveratrol protects against cell damage and helps prevent age-related mental decline.

#3 Like Going to the Gym * The antioxidant resveratrol also helps heart-health, like improved physical performance and muscle strength. (Benegits are limited, and not meant to replace cardio.)

#4 Fights Cancer Cells *The antioxidant, Quercetin, works against cancer cells, according to research by the American Cancer Society.ย It helps induce natural cell death in certain types of cancers, most commonly colon cancer.

#5 Promotes Longevity * Resveratrol is the polyphenol that could be responsible for the #longevity benefits. But researchers think that any diet rich in pokyphenols, protects against the development of chronic diseases.ย 

http://www.medicaldaily.com/red-wine-burns-fat-and-lowers-blood-pressure-plus-5-other-health-benefits-winos-321382FB_IMG_1458586379859

Chocolate๐Ÿ’—

As the saying goes, “Everything in moderation.” Chocolate, more specifically dark chocolate, is one of these things that can add many benefits to your health.

#1 Dark Chocolate is very nutritious *Quality dark chocolate is rich in Fiber, Iron, Magnesium, Copper, and Manganese.

#2 Reducing the Risk of Cardiovascular Problems * Dark chocolate may improve blood flow and lower blood , from the many antioxidants it contains.

#3 Dark chocolate may protect your skin against the sun. * Flavanols from cocoa can improve blood flow to the skin and protect it against sun-induced damage.

*Organic, dark chocolate with high cocoa content (70% or higher). A square or two after dinner will be just enough to savor.ย FB_IMG_1458101897806