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Health Benefits of Pomegranate Juice

Pom Wonderful, a Truly Remarkable Drink

Pom Wonderful, an Amazingly Health-Promoting Juice

FROM NATURAL NEWS.com:

…polyphenols in pomegranates aid in muscle recovery, improve cardiovascular health, prevent prostate cancer, treat diabetes and improve erectile function. Pomegranate juice is also low on the glycemic index scale, is highly bioavailable and is rich in powerful antioxidants.

Other independent and academic studies have illustrated the same benefits, as well as that pomegranates improve digestion, reduce the risk of breast cancer, decrease inflammation and improve brain health and memory.

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The Sonya Apple, an Elegant Survival Favorite

Sonya, Elegant Survival's Ideal Apple (photo copyright M-J de Mesterton 2008)
The Sonya apple originated in New Zealand, and has been internationally available since 2002.  Its unique flavor is owed to its two parent-apples, the Red Delicious and the Gala.The Sonya apple is pleasantly sweet and crisp, with an intense, fresh apple-juice flavor. Sonya apples are perfect for snacks, and the ones available now are small and perfectly shaped for packing in lunches. In my recent experience with Fuji apples, Elegant Survival’s former favorite for pie-making as well as eating, they have become less crisp, juicy and flavorful. Though that anomaly may be only temporary, I intend to make pies with Sonya apples henceforth. M-J’s Fuji Salad will now be called “Sonya Salad”–stay tuned for the recipe.

~~Copyright M-J de Mesterton, March 2009