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Furthermore, the polyphe-nols in pomegranates may reduce the risk of cardio-vascular disease by reducing the buildup of plaque due to high LDL cholesterol. Appleby refers to a 2003 study by Israeli research-ers published in “Clinical Nutrition” that shows a 30 percent reduction in the for-mation of plaque in people who drank pomegranate juice daily for one year as compared to those who didn’t. Pomegranates contain pro-tein, vitamin C and vitamin E, which Appleby says can benefit the muscular system. They also contain B-complex vitamins, folate, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, and fiber that can benefit the digestive system and provide other health benefits as well. Though pomegranates rank fourth in high-sugar fruits, behind figs, grapes, and lychee, experts still argue the nutritional value outweighs the high sugar content. Pomegranates could even be useful in the preven-tion of blood-sugar issues. This super-fruit even has its own website — pome-granates. org, designed by the Pomegranate Council based in California — that shares the history, health research, and multiple uses of the fruit, including numerous recipes and step-by-step direc-tions on how to extract the Your doctor is a specialist.... is Your lawYer? Areas of Practice include: • Tax, Estate and Elder Law Planning • Special Needs Planning and Trusts • Medicaid & Asset Protection Planning • Guardianship • Incompetency Planning • Estate Planning for Second Marriages • Veteran’s Planning • Probate • Gray Divorces • Business Succession P precious arils. OMEGRANATES ARE AN EXCEL- 84 WBM february 2017 ENT ADDITION TO A HEALTHY DIET. DR. AXE ALSO LISTS A PLETH-ORA OF USES FOR POMEGRAN-ATES BEYOND INGESTING THEM, INCLUDING RECIPES FOR LIP BALM, SUNSCREEN AND ANTI-AGING SERUM. Lisa Salines-Mondello, J.D., LL.M in Taxation, CELA* * Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation and a NC Board Certified Specialist in Elder Law Helping families preserve tHeir wealtH, one familY at a time. The Offices at Mayfaire II 6781 Parker Farm Drive, Suite 210, Wilmington, NC 28405 910-777-5734 • www.lisa-law.com


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