The search for the next elusive superfruit is some of the most hotly debated health issues today. First it was the pomegranate, then acai, then coffee berries, then (insert new superfruit). Do you buy into the hype?
Health officials have no trouble concluding that all of the above fruits have valuable benefits, but they're adamant that no "superfruit" is a universal panacea. So here's the breakdown of what pomegranates CAN do for your health, courtesy of Times Union:
- Pomegranates, like other fruits and vegetables, are a major source of nutrients and phytochemicals, which include antioxidants.
- Polyphenols are a major group of phytochemicals, and unlike most other produce, pomegranates contain all three types of polyphenols.
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Herbs can make all the difference in a good dish; just think of chicken roasted with tarragon or fresh pasta flavored with basil. If you're thinking of stocking your kitchen with a few essential herbs, be sure to check out Yahoo Shine's list of do's and don'ts for herbs. Some fresh herbs are unbeatable and should never be bought dried, while others retain their flavor nicely as a result of being dried.
Check out the list below from The Daily Mail!
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If you're trying to stick to your healthy diet but just can't give up your soda habit, there may be a healthier (and potentially cheaper) solution to your troubles: DIY Soda! Eatocracy whipped up this fizzy concoction for soda junkies. All you need is soda water and their own recipe of soda syrup from Sisterhand Syrups!
Not only can you make your own soda, but also experiment with different flavors. Sisterhand Syrups won't use high fructose corn syrup like many of the commercial sodas and you can use organic sugar or healthier alternatives like honey! Check out the recipe for DIY Soda here and enjoy your own soda flavors!Read more >
Due to pressure from rising obesity rates, McDonalds has been modifying their popular, yet calorie-laden menu for healthier options. The convenient and beneficial option has been to swap away fries for apple slices in their Happy Meals. Due to the huge success of apples in lieu of fries, McDonalds will be adding apples slices to ALL of their Happy Meals!
Roughly 10-12% of Happy Meals are currently sold with apples instead of fries, which means larger revenue for McDonalds and apple farmers alike. Once McDonalds makes the switch to adding apples to all their Happy Meals, two of McDonald's regular apple suppliers, Tree Top and DOMEX SuperFresh Growers should see a bumper crop of money (and hopefully apples).
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In honor of New York's premiere for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Charm City Cakes created a very special Hogwarts cake, half-destroyed by the Death Eaters during the Battle for Hogwarts.
They even have an option for lighting! Rupert Grint had the honor of cutting the first slice during the premiere event. I wonder which part he cut! The cake is quite detailed...but do you think it looks delicious? Would you want a Hogwarts cake?Read more >