Pomegranate Fruit Salad Recipe Prep Video

Welcome back for another visit. Today I felt it necessary to share with you a video from a former University professor of mine.  The video provides a recipe that is great for vegetarians, people trying to lose weight or body fat and the ingredients are globally available and Asia friendly. Susan Bowerman MS, RD, CSSD who is featured in this video was my professor of Nutrition while I attended UCLA.

“Susan Bowerman is the Assistant Director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, and is a Registered Dietitian and a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She graduated with Distinction in Biology from the University of Colorado, and received her Master’s degree in Food Science and Nutrition from Colorado State University. During her clinical training, she taught extensively and developed educational programs targeted to individuals, groups and industry in areas of health promotion and self-care, women’s health, cardiac health and weight management.”

The reason I’m writing this is not only to introduce you to the awesome fruit salad recipe, but to also give you insight into my background.

When I was in University, I often had trouble with exams. I could explain things and apply concepts very well, but put me in front of a multiple choice exam and I often performed poorly.  I remember walking into Susan’s office after failing the first midterm and she sat me down and asked me all of the questions that I got wrong. I answered them and we talked about nutrition extensively that day. I think at that moment she knew that I understood the material, but there was a missing link.

She spent about an hour of her time showing me valuable techniques to taking exams. Before this time I had never been shown “how” to take an exam. Prior to this experience I had somehow managed to do well through school, but this was a core course within my major, which meant the difficulty level was above that of previous levels.

Anyhow, she sent me on my way and wished me luck on my final exam.  The helping hand that she extended that day was never far from my mind and I’ve always looked back at it as a defining moment in my collegiate career. She offered her future support and endorsement and I’ll never forget that.

We kept in touch over the years and I think it was during my transitional move to Asia that contact was finally lost.

Interestingly enough I came across her name while I was reading an article in Men’s Health online and came across an article entitled, “40 Foods with Superpowers”.  It’s a great article with loads of information regarding foods and their benefits.

In this modern age of social networking I thought, why not give it a try. To make a long story short, I was able to reconnect through my Linkedin profile.

It’s been just over 10 years now since I walked into that office and here I am, still talking about nutrition and health. Makes you wonder what would have happened had it not been for a little support and guidance.

So without further ado, check out this short video with a great Asia friendly, fruit salad recipe idea.


About Rich Thurman III B.Sc, MA, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Rich has a Bachelors of Science in Physiological Science from UCLA and a Masters of Sports Management from USF. He is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association, (NSCA) as a Personal Trainer (CPT) and Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is primary author of The Fitness Library and writes for various other publications, including the San Francisco Police Officer's Association. Rich is the founder of Xodus Fitness, which offers Fitness Consulting & Personal Training, Urban Body Transformation Bootcamps, Corporate Wellness. Rich also conducts Workshops and an annual lecture at the San Francisco State University Kinesiology Department. Please feel free to contact through any of the links below to inquire about professional services or opportunities.

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