Full of vitamins A, C, E, and iron, the pomegranate has been cultivated since pre-historic times. Pomegranate has become one of the most talked about super foods in the last two years. Why?
Studies have shown that pomegranate juice contains almost three times the total antioxidant ability compared to the same quantity of green tea or red wine!
Antioxidants can protect us against the oxidative stress in our industrialised world, such as pollution, chemicals, viruses and bacteria, as well as cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
Pomegranate and the heart:
Drinking a daily glass of pomegranate fruit juice can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. It can help keep blood platelets from clumping together to form unwanted clots. Research has found that eight ounces of the juice daily for three months improved the amount of oxygen getting to the heart muscle of patients with coronary heart disease.
To obtain maximum effect of this juice, it is important to drink pure organic pomegranate juice. This contains the most anti-oxidants and no sugar.
Frank drinks one wine glass of the juice with every meal. He says that he likes drinking this even more than wine. I prefer to mix it with another fruit juice. When my children have a cold or just need a boost, I give them the juice mixed with pure elderberry juice (vlierbessensap in Dutch).