Health & Beauty

A banana a day...


Bananas are usually harvested when green. In the shops you can usually find a range of colours from green to yellow, with brown spots. Your choice should be based on when you want to eat the banana: greener ones last more days, while yellow and brown-spotted bananas should be eaten in a few days.

New research shows that pomegranate juice may help to reduce blood pressure

Pomegranate juice

Researcher Dr Emad Al-Dujaili from Queen Margaret University looked at how a daily dose of pomegranate juice might affect blood pressure. The study consisted of 20 participants: Ten took a daily dose of 500ml pomegranate juice and ten took a placebo of 500ml water.