I promised myself when I started this blog that I would not talk about anything political or controversial. I blog about food, my silly stories and my unglamorous life. In the news this week the U.S. court upheld a prior ruling against POM Wonderful and their health claims about pomegranates and pomegranate juice. Basically, our beloved government didn’t find the research on the benefits of fiber and antioxidants to be worth much.
I am, by education, a marketing and advertising person. I learned my trade writing and designing automotive ads. Oh yes, I’m oozing with glamour. Talk about legalese and walking the line. You don’t walk the legal line any closer than you do with automotive advertising.
Now, I’m all over truth in advertising.
And, I’m all over being honest.
But, I will not get my nutrition facts or information from the U.S. government – the same government who pushed the not-so-nutritional food pyramid on us for decades. The same government that switched it to the even more not so great food plate.
What about salt? Salt is bad for you. Now, salt is good for you. Eggs are bad for you. Eggs are good for you. AAARGH! Make up your minds!!!!
Half of me is Persian. My grandfather and my uncle were both pharmacists back in Iran. There was ZERO doubt about the health benefits of the pomegranate, even in the days and age of no tv. We had centuries of research, yes word of mouth research, about pomegranates.
And so I’m offering you my Pomegranate Iced Tea. Last I heard, black tea is good for you. I still believe it. And I still believe in my pomegranates. I’m not big fan of sugar, despite having a horribly sweet tooth, so sweeten your tea minimally and with your favorite sweetener. I like to use stevia.
You can find the recipe here for Pomegranate Iced Tea. It’s brain-deadly simple.
Eat more pomegranates. They really are GOOD FOR YOU!
No, this is not a sponsored post. The pomegranates POM Wonderful sent me in November are long gone, but I am still buying pomegranates with my own money. Do your own research and due diligence, and educate yourself. No one will look out for you and your family better than yourself.