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Benefits of Pomegranates
Pomegranates have very high levels of polyphenols. These are plant-derived molecules that are known to have anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties. Studies have revealed that pomegranate juice used as a supplement, can slow down the development of diseases similar to Alzheimer's, which is a caruse of brain atrophy. Polyphenols in pomegranates protect the brain by their ability to slow or stop brain cell death and damage. With the consumption of about 8 ounces of pomegranate juice a day, improvements in cognition and memory have been shown to occur in humans. Polyphenols also protect brain cells against changes occuring in other neuro-degenerative deseases.
Differences in Belly Fat
Fat that is stored in the belly includes the liver, abdominal cavity, and abdominal muscles. Belly fat is much more deadly than fat stored under the skin. Excess dietary food energy is frequently stored in the abdomen, and this is sometimes referred to as visceral fat, located in places such as the belly fat areas discussed earlier. People who gain excessive weight in their abdomen have a demonstrably higher risk of both cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes than people of a similar weight who store their fat in other areas. A person who has a larger waist circumference, waist to hip ratio, and/or measurements of abdominal fat area that are excessive, are much more likely to succumb to disease and premature death. Therefore, it is very important to stay healthy and exercise to destroy harmful belly fat.
Sage as a Medicinal Super Food
Studies have revealed that sage, or Salvia officinalis, is beneficial in a medicinal way to the health of humans. Sage provides many different complex compounds such as chlorogenic acid, potent flavones, resins, tannic acids, and estrogenic substances. Sage helps to lower glucose, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels in those with diabete. It can also enhance your mood and cofnitive performance, inhibit inflammation, and reduce menopause hot flashes. The most amazing discovery with sage, is its ability to enhance the memory capacity of people with and without Alzheimer's disease. You can experience the medicinal effects of sage by adding it to almost any foods with just a serving size of two grams.