The Many Benefits of Pomegranate Juice
Recently I was surprised to see a friend of mine drinking Starbucks. She hates coffee and usually won’t touch something unless it provides some kind of health benefit. When I asked her what it was, she told me it was a frozen drink made with pomegranate juice. The fact that she would drink Starbucks just because it contained pomegranate juice was enough to make me look into pomegranate juice and the benefits it offers.
What Is Pomegranate Juice?
Pomegranate juice is a juice made from the pomegranate fruit – an unusual seedy fruit with a tart, yet sweet taste. While the flavor of pomegranate fruit can be an acquired taste, the benefits of the juice are extraordinary.
One Juice, Numerous Health Benefits
Recent studies have shown that pomegranate juice can provide numerous health benefits such as cancer prevention, cardiovascular benefits, artery-cleansing properties, menopausal symptom relief and possible prevention of osteoarthritis symptoms. So how does pomegranate juice do all this? By packing quite a punch of vitamins and antioxidants.
In addition to healthy levels of folic acid, just a single pomegranate can provide an adult with 40 percent of their daily vitamin C requirements. Pomegranate juice is also chock-full of powerful antioxidants. In fact, a glass of pomegranate juice can provide you with more antioxidants than any other juice and even contains more antioxidants than antioxidant-rich red wine.
Not A New Discovery
The fact that pomegranate juice is healthy is not a new discovery; it’s just that the juice hadn’t been very popular until the last one or two years. In ancient Babylonian mythology, pomegranates were known as the fruit of resurrection and in ancient Persia it was thought that pomegranate seeds would make warriors invisible. It seems that we were a little late catching onto the health benefits pomegranate juice could provide us with.
How To Buy It
If you’re interested in the health benefits pomegranate juice offers and you want to add the miracle juice to your diet, you need to understand that not all pomegranate juice is created equal. Only buy juice that is 100-percent pomegranate juice. Pomegranate juice “cocktail” or pomegranate juice mixed with others types of juices will not provide you with the same benefits provided by pure pomegranate juice.