I am not a mathematician however, I can divide a given number by (4) and record the result. I take pomegranate supplements and have since I found out about its many benefits.
48 divided by 4 = 12, therefore one could eat the seeds of one quarter of a pomegranate daily and only consume 12 grams of sugar. It is NOT refined white sugar and comes with a host of cardiovascular and other benefits. I believe I am going to start buying whole pomegranates and quartering them and make them last four days in addition to continuing with the pomegranate capsules.
HERE IS A REFRESHER LIST OF HEALTH BENEFITS:
Health Benefits of the Pomegranate
- Most powerful anti-oxidant of all fruits
- Potent anti-cancer and immune supporting effects
- Inhibits abnormal platelet aggregation that could cause heart attacks, strokes and embolic disease
- Lowers cholesterol and other cardiac risk factors
- Lowers blood pressure
- Shown to promote reversal of atherosclerotic plaque in human studies
- May have benefits to relieve or protect against depression and osteoporosis
Many studies show that the pomegranate is one of the most powerful, nutrient dense foods for overall good health. These clinical findings clearly show a correlation between pomegranate compounds and their positive effect on both human and animal cardiovascular, nervous, and skeletal health. This is one fruit that you can't afford to exclude from your diet!
A compound found only in pomegranates called punicalagin is shown to benefit the heart and blood vessels. Punicalagin is the major component responsible for pomegranate's antioxidant and health benefits. It not only lowers cholesterol, but also lowers blood pressure and increases the speed at which heart blockages (atherosclerosis) melt away.
Recent medical research studied heart patients with severe carotid artery blockages. They were given an ounce of pomegranate juice each day for a year. Not only did study participants' blood pressure lower by over 12 percent, but there was a 30 percent reduction in atherosclerotic plaque. Just as astounding, participants who did not take the pomegranate juice saw their atherosclerotic plaque increase by 9 percent.2
In other studies, potent antioxidant compounds found in pomegranates have shown to reduce platelet aggregation and naturally lower blood pressure, factors that prevent both heart attacks and strokes.3
Not only are pomegranates good for your heart and blood vessels but they have been shown to inhibit breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, leukemia and to prevent vascular changes that promote tumor growth in lab animals.4 Several in vitro studies have shown this remarkable anti-cancer effect.5 Additional studies and clinical trials currently taking place are hopeful to reveal this fascinating effect on humans.
Helps counter act effects of oxidant stress, membrane damage, DNA damage, inflammation and Glycation, and premature aging.
Pycnogenol helps control DIABETES! It also helps lower blood pressure.
PYCNOGENOL HELPS BY LOWERING BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS, ESPECIALLY IN THE AFTER MEAL PERIOD WHEN HIGH SUGAR READINGS CONTRIBUTE TO HEART DISEASE. It blocks starch breakdown in the intestine and slows glucose absorption.
It also slows the progression of blood vessel disease in the eyes (diabetic retinopathy).
It has been show to boost brain and memory function
If that isn't enough it eases arthritis and aching joints.
Sources for these two supplements include but are not limited to Puritan Pride, Swanson and Vita-Cost.
"When some one's lost, aimless and adrift,
Take the time, give'em a lift.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery,
But today, you can be their gift"
Jeremiah 1:5 "Before i formed you in the womb, I KNEW you"
Hebrews 11:1 "Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen"
Faith is the bird that FEELS the DAWN, and signs while it is yet dark.
Merry Christmas and God Bless,