Widely regarded as a superfood, pomegranate juice is packed with anti-oxidants and is also known to lower blood pressure, guard against heart disease and help fight certain types of cancer. The pomegranate’s abundant polyphenols work as powerful antioxidants preventing heart damage and build up of plaque in the arteries. They can also ease the pain of osteoarthritis by slowing the deterioration of cartilage in the joints and preventing inflammation.
A newly published paper in the Journal of Nutritional Science from researchers at Queen Margaret University (QMU) in Edinburgh has found additional benefits associated with pomegranate juice consumption including bulge-busting, perfect skin, anti-stress and increased energy.
So, eat the fruit (there’s plenty of Cyprus ones out there at the moment) and drink the juice! They are perfect added to salads, cereals with yogurt and a handful of pomegranate seeds make a sweet, healthy snack for your lunch boxes too.
If you’re greening-up your diet, they’re not to be missed!
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