Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion 30 August 2016 What qualifies the humble pomegranate as a superfood? What qualifies the humble pomegranate as a superfood? A team of French scientists has recently discovered that the fruit contains a particular molecular compound, called urolithin A, which, once it’s been transformed by the microbes in the digestive system, enables muscle cells to protect themselves against the steady degradation of the mitochondria, the tiny power plants housed in every cell, which is one of the main causes of aging. Initial results on the beneficial effects of the substance have been encouraging but need to be confirmed by human clinical trials. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Fitness Four-time Olympian Hendrick Ramaala’s advice on breaking limits Diet and nutrition 5 easy, healthier recipes for your Braai Day feast Fitness Want to get stronger? Stop ignoring these muscles in your workout Diet and nutrition You won’t believe these 6 health benefits of homemade chocolate cake Diet and nutrition Breakfast vs. dinner: Which meal is mightier? Lifestyle Do these sleep myths really work to get you to bed? From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Looking younger » Can maple leaves help you look younger? New research has found that maple leaf extract can help you look years younger. Killer foods » Wild mushrooms a 'silent killer' Health practitioners are warning people to stay away from wild mushrooms.