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   Jul 29

Fruit that makes ice cream healthy: Pomegranate makes sweet treat rich in antioxidants

Pomegranate peel is rich in antioxidants

Enriching ice cream with tiny amounts of pomegranate offers a way of making the dessert healthier.

Pomegranate peel is rich in antioxidants, while its seeds contain a fatty acid that previous research has linked to fat-burning and anti-cancer properties.

In a study at Erciyes University in Turkey, pomegranate peel and oil from the seeds were added to regular ice cream at very low levels – less than 1   per cent of the total weight.

This was enough to significantly improve the antioxidant content of the ice cream without affecting taste or texture, the researchers concluded.

Previous research suggests that pomegranate seeds can improve the body’s response to insulin.

Can living on a hill cut your risk of diabetes?

If you are a man, the higher you live above sea level, the lower your risk of type 2 diabetes is, a new study has found.

Based on results from 300,000 men and women, the U.S. Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute found that men who lived in homes between 500m and 1,499m above sea level (some parts of Sheffield would fall into this category) were 5 per cent less likely to develop the disease – even after adjusting for factors such as weight, fruit and vegetable consumption, and levels of physical activity.
And it dropped to 12 per cent for men who lived above 1,500m.

Previous studies have found that altitude is linked to better glucose tolerance, increased metabolic rate, and reduced appetite.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2708876/Fruit-makes-ice-cream-healthy-Pomegranate-makes-sweet-treat-rich-antioxidants.html#ixzz38sZpcGhH

Source: Daily Mail

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