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Jul 29

Pomegranate Juice-Tasty and Nutritious

If you are a bit tired of drinking the same old juice for breakfast everyday, why not consider pomegranate juice? Pomegranate juice not only tastes delicious but it is rich in riboflavin, thiamine, niacin, vitamin C, calcium and phosphorous. It is also an excellent source of antioxidants. Antioxidants are very important as the guard your body against premature aging, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.

People since ancient times has known about the impressive health values this fruit carries with it. However, in our society, the pomegranate has recently been rediscovered and has made headlines with new discoveries of the restorative medicinal properties it contains.

A ripe pomegranate can vary in size from that of an orange to being as large as a grapefruit. The outer layer is thick and reddish. Inside there are hundreds of tightly packed seed casings that are called arils. Pomegranate can taste sweet, sour or tangy- depending on the variety. When buying pomegranates, select those that are heavy and have smooth skin. Pomegranates can be stored in the refrigerator for months, but it is best to use them fresh. Pomegranates are easily purchased at most grocery stores, but be advised that they do cost a bit more than other fruits such as oranges and grapefruits. Nowadays people are searching for new and different ways to live healthy. Within just the past few years, most of us are paying very close attention to what we eat and are trying follow a nutritional regime. Pure pomegranate juice has slowly emerged as being one of the most beneficial juices there is.

For many years, pomegranate juice has been used to treat such ailments as inflammation and sore throats. The antioxidants that are in this juice are thought to fight hardening of the arteries by reducing the oxidation of ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol which contributes to artery clogging and hardening.

Many people also incorporate natural pomegranate juice into their diets as a way to treat anemia, asthma, dysentery, morning sickness, diabetes and to prevent the buildup of dental plaque.

Pomegranate juice has become a popular ingredient for mixed drinks, smoothies and even for flavoring water. The evidence in favor of pomegranates is certainly stacking up as more and more research indicates that this truly is a fruit that should be incorporated into everyone’s diet.

The pomegranate hails from India, Iran, the Himalayas and the Mediterranean. Pomegranates are only grown in California and Arizona in the United States due to the dry and warm climate there.

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