Pomegranates: The Super Fruit to Top Your Food Pyramid

They’re messy, juicy, fruity, and proving to be one of the best things you can eat for your health.

Pomegranates have been a staple in the Middle Eastern and Indian diet, and are used to treat ailments ranging from upset stomachs to sore throats.

Experts say this wonder fruit should be topping your personal food pyramid.

Tariq Haqqi, Ph.D., of Case Western Reserve School of Medicine states, "It's very high as compared to green tea and ascorbic acid, like vitamin C. It's almost four or five times higher."

Studies have shown the fruit reduces artery hardening, breast, prostate and skin cancer.

From juice drinks, to anti-aging creams, and even candles, pomegranate products are popping up just about everywhere.

There are now more than 150 pomegranate-flavored foods and drinks on the market. Five years ago, there were none.

Pomegranate juice costs about $4 for a 16-ounce bottle, but you only need an eight-ounce glass to get the benefits.

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