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Pomegranate Compounds May Lower Breast Cancer risk

Pomegranate

U.S. researchers discovered that there are 10 natural compounds found in pomegranates appears to reduce the risk of estrogen-fueled breast cancer.

And how do these compounds work? The chemicals block an enzyme associated with tumors called aromatase.

“We identified some of these chemicals in pomegranates that actually have properties that can suppress aromatase,” researcher Shiuan Chen, of the City of Hope cancer research and treatment center in Duarte, California, said in a telephone interview.

Previous research suggests that pomegranates may also be helpful in reducing the risk of heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

For further reading: Pomegranate compounds may ease breast cancer risk

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Pomegranate Juice May Helps Lowering Cholesterol

Pomegranate

Pomegranate

An Iranian study suggests that drinking concentrated pomegranate juice may help to reduce cholesterol levels.

Pomegranate juice contains high levels of antioxidants, particularly polyphenols, and this is why it is thought to be so beneficial.

Please note that, however, more research is needed to ascertain that the benefit is for real.

Source: Cholesterol-lowering effect of concentrated pomegranate juice consumption in type II diabetic patients with hyperlipidemia.

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Good Food this New Year pt 1

Happy New Year to you all !

As we say goodbye to 2008 and usher  into 2009, there are lovely memories as well as pain in the ass ones.

Now that today is the 1st day of 2009, I’ll show you food that served on New Year.

1. Noodle

La Mien

La Mien

Being a Malaysian Chinese, I know that noodles, for example La Mien (拉面) (long noodle), are served on New Year. It symbolises longevity and continous good fortune.

2. Fish

Salmon Dish

Salmon Dish

Fish are served in Asia, European and North America on New Year. In Chinese culture, fish or yu (鱼) in Mandarin is symbolised with abundance, also pronunced as yu (余).

3. Pomegranate

Pomegranate

Pomegranate

Some countries like Turkey and other part of Mediterranean countries eat pomegranate. It associated with abundance and fertility.

4. Cabbage

Cabbage

Cabbage

Associated with moeny because of the colour green, people eat cabbage in Ireland, USA and Germany during New Year.

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