Why does your juice have to be green? Yes, your healthy "green juice" should no longer be just green. After my travels internationally, I have voluntarily change the color of my juice to red!
It was not even on my radar until my last adventure to Israel. Street vendors everywhere were selling pomegranate juice to the masses and were squeezing the red fruit directly in front of us. After taking my first sip, I instantly did my due diligence with research and prayed in the holiest land that my fall for pomegranate was justified. I got lucky, as I found more added benefits than an overpriced multivitamin.
Here are the five benefits that I found the most interesting. Let me know what you think!
Pomegranate juice contains the flavonoids anthocyanins and anthoxanthins in large concentrations. To compare, it even sits at a more substantial capacity of antioxidants than green or black tea. These antioxidants also make it a great tool in reducing inflammation throughout the body and prevent oxidative stress and damage - think aiding against psoriasis and arthritis.
Pomegranate has been used traditionally as a remedy for diabetes in the Middle East. Much is still unknown about pomegranate's effects on diabetes, but it may help decrease insulin resistance and lower blood sugar.
The high concentration of antioxidants stalls the progress of Alzheimer's disease. Occasionally drinking 8 ounces of pomegranate juice is said to improve learning and memory.
The juice may reduce soreness and improve strength recovery. It also decreases oxidative damage caused by exercise.
Drinking pomegranate juice is said to increase testosterone levels in men and women, one of the main hormones behind sex drive.
Now you know, your healthy green juice isn't the only healthy option out there for nutrient-dense drinks. Performing at life and looking lean is the game that I love playing every single day. The fact that pomegranate may reduce inflammation and promote muscle recovery is good enough to get me to add it to my repertoire. Hopes this can help you as well!
Robert L. Palmer
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