Monday, November 14, 2011

Pomegranate juice

Happy Monday!

Pomegranate juice just may be the fountain of youth that we have been searching for!  It has so many health benefits.
To start, a glass of pomegranate juice contains about 40% of the US Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of Vitamin C. It also has Vitamin A, E and folic acid in good quantities.
Further, pomegranate juice has excellent antioxidant properties.  Believe it or not it has three times more antioxidants ounce for ounce than  red wine or green tea.

Pomegranate juice has been said to slow down the aging process. (That works for me!)
Pomegranate juice has been shown to work well as a blood thinner. Some research has shown it may be an excellent agent for promoting blood flow to the heart. It also has been shown to reduce plaque in the arteries, and to raise “good” levels of cholesterol while helping lower “bad” cholesterol.  This preliminary research suggests that pomegranate juice may be helpful in preventing heart disease, heart attacks and stroke. Of course there are other aspects in preventing heart disease such as healthy eating, not smoking, and exercise.
Pomegranate juice, because of its antioxidant nature, has been shown to be useful in fighting certain forms of cancer.  It has been shown to reduce the incidence of breast and skin cancer.

Pomegranate juice is also being linked to inhibiting osteoarthritis. It tends to act as an inhibitor on enzymes responsible for damaging cartilage.  In studies that were done extract of pomegranate was actually applied directly onto damaged cartilage.  

I know that Pomegranate juice can be highly priced. Trader Joe's sells a concentrated organic pomegranate juice that is reasonably priced. 

Ladies, have you tried Pomegranate juice?  

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