keeps the prostate at bay? Pomegranates always confused me. Growing up, I'd go through the grocery store with my parents and point to the red grenade looking fruit and beg mom to pick up a few. I loved fresh fruit as a kid (and as an adult), so one day Mom conceded and the next morning my sister and I cracked one open. While they were tasty, my ADHD won over every time. A pomegranate is essentially a seed pod, with each seed surrounded by a bit of juicy flesh. More seeds than anything else, I got as far as sorting the seeds out before I gave up and pawned it off to my meticulous sister. That was about it for my pomegranate experiences...
Until about a month ago, when a representative from POM Wonderful offered me a case of POM juice to try out. 8oz of 100% pomegranate juice, that take about a minute to consume (ADHD friendly!) and is packed with antioxidants, which we all know help fight diseases, like prostate cancer (guys, have you had a PSA test lately?).
We're giving away a case of POM Wonderful juice (provided by POM, plus a sampling of their new POMx health bars) to a lucky commenter on this post... click through to get the rules and a little more on why this fruit is so good for you.
More than anything, pomegranates are packed with antioxidants, which work to seek out and neutralize free radicals inside your body. Free radicals are little molecules on the fritz, unstable atoms that can cause havoc to your body, leading to a greater chance for diseases like cancer. You can't escape free radicals, they get in from anywhere (food, drink, city life, farm life, chemicals), but you can be on the offensive.
Pomegranates are grenades, packed with little bits of fruit-seed shrapnel called arils. If you have slightly more patience then I do, this is the best method I found for separating the the fruit for mixing with cereal, ice cream, or just enjoying as a crunchy (if you eat the seeds), juicy snack...
Then again, you can just drink the juice. POM Wonderful juice is a bit on the pricey side, ~$20 for an 8-pack of 8oz bottles, but its the only source I know for 100% pomegranate (I love cranberry juice too, another source of antioxidants, but i can never find it 100% cranberry, always mixed with apple or pear juice). Of course, you could win this contest too and pay nothing.
Here's the rules:
- Leave a comment with your favorite way to stay healthy for the Summer
- one entry per person
- contest ends Wednesday, July 22 at noon Eastern time. Any comments left after that time will not be counted as an entry.
- Contributors are eligible to win, and the winner will be picked via random.org .
- The winner will recieve a case (8pack) of POM Wonderful juice, plus a sampling of POMx bars (POMx power with fruit and nuts, covered in chocolate, YAY!)
Here's my way to stay healthy in the Summer:
The boyfriend and I take our bikes out at least twice a week, and ride them to downtown, exploring all the little niche areas in Buffalo, NY