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Saturday, September 6

Pom-mania

As everyone is becoming more health conscious these days, certain items have become more readily available. One of these trends that I am particularly pleased with is pomegranate flavored/scented everything!  I have been a fan of pomegranate fruit for a while, but until recently, pom-scented beauty products were difficult to find. Needless to say, I was quite excited when I stumbled upon this shampoo at Target (where else?).

image courtesy of Organix

Welcome to my new favorite shampoo: Organix Pomegranate Green Tea. This little guy smells amazing, and my hair feels much softer. As far as the role of antioxidants in hair care, I'm not so sold that they will actually change much considering that your hair cells are among the most quickly growing of your entire body. Even still, I am hooked. Also, if the pomegranate green tea flavor just isn't for you, Organix has a wide range of deliciously smelling hair products.



images courtesy of  POM Wonderful

Another of my favorite pom-tastic items is POM Tea by the makers of the juice POM Wonderful. Most of you probably know that pomegranate juice is chock full of antioxidants, but you may not know how important those antioxidants can be. Cancer is often caused by free radicals that initiate in your body naturally for various reasons. Your body produces its own antioxidants to keep free radicals to a minimum as they basically run amuck in your system; however, a little nutritional assistance is never a bad idea, especially if you are consistently exposed to cancer risk factors (cigarette smoke, radiation, UV rays, many others). Ok, enough of the science babble. Basically, it's good for you, and it tastes great. POM Tea is a combination of pomegranate juice and whole leaf tea available in a wide variety of flavors. They now come in ecologically friendly plastic bottles that are 100% recyclable. Not to mention that the company's website also provides pom recipes and decoration ideas, and they sell some really cute posters! Here are some of my favorites:




And finally, a bit of (healthy) frivolity....
Considering that alcohol consumption can initial free radical formation, mixing it with something high in antioxidants is a great idea. Therefore, another fun way to (responsibly) enjoy the health benefits of pomegranates is via PAMA, a pomegranate flavored liquor. It has health benefits, and it tastes great. Pomegranate martinis and mimosas... yum!! 

 
image courtesty of PAMA

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1 comment:

Dana (pron. like Donna) said...

you NEED to try bath and bodywork's midnight pomegranate collection
I have the perfume and it drives my boyfriend nuts.
btw it's pom season!! WHEEE