Why Pomegranate Juice is So Good For You

The pomegranate is a  pretty red fruit with its glittering jewel like red seeds are good sources of A, C and folic acid.  Many women are reaching for a glass of this juice for a quick pick me up every day and with good reason1


These fruit have high levels of polyphenol antioxidants with powerful free-radical scavenging ability. Tannins, anthocyanins, ellagic acid and gallic acid are all types of polyphenols that are found in pomegranates.


In a human study, pomegranate juice consumption decreased LDL cholesterol and increased the activity of serum paraoxonase (an enzyme associated with HDL cholesterol that is believed to protect against the oxidation of LDL cholesterol).

In other research pomegranate juice has been proved effective in reducing factors leading to heart disease, and may clear clogged arteries, reducing build-up of plaque by up to 30%.


Pomegranate juice is high in antioxidants. Studies suggest that pomegranate juice may contain almost three times the total antioxidant ability compared to the same quantity of green tea or red wine. Pomegranates are also brimming with vitamins A, C, E and iron and just one small glass a day has been proven to have many health benefits such as reduced cholesterol levels.


Pomegranate is an excellent source of folic acid so great for those planning pregnancy, and essential for the formation of red blood cells and DNA.


Pomegranates also keep your immune system happy. It is one of the few plants that are a source of conjugated fatty acids. It also contains an abundant amount of punicic acid, which has been called a “super CLA. Studies suggest that this may support the immune system and build the natural ability of the body to fight against ailments like human cancer, obesity, diabetes and heart diseases.


Phytoestrogens, which are similar to the estrogens produced naturally by the human body, are also contained in pomegranates and in particular in the seeds. Using pomegranate seed oil has served to ease the symptoms associated with menopause and pre-menopause, such as mood swings, hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness and diminished appetite. If PMS is spoiling your day try eating some pomegranates or having a glass of the healing ruby red juice.


Trying to stay on the wagon? Pomegranate Juice is Wine for Sober People! It looks just like wine when it is in a glass at a party and you will be nice and fresh for work the next day if you sip on this instead of redwing at an office party.