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The Skinny On: Pomegranate

Pomegranates are making their way into everything. Pomegranate Martinis to Pomegranate infused Ahi-Tuna. Wondering why?

Well, pomegranate is so good for you and here's why. One pomegranate delivers 40% of an adult's daily vitamin C requirement and they are also very rich in antioxidants. Furthermore pomegranates have been shown to reduce systolic blood pressure and aid in the prevention of prostate cancer and osteoarthritis.

You can get pomegranate in many forms like juices, extracts, pills and more. I drink it in a juice form but there are two things to watch out for. First of all it is pretty expensive for a juice but you can shop around and get less expensive brands (even though POM is wonderful); You'll just want to try it before committing to a whole gallon. The other thing is that Pomegranate juice can be pretty potent (and sugary). To counteract this, I typically add 75% water to 25% juice.

Fit's Tip: Some pomegranate extracts are described as 'punicosides', which means "stuff from pomegranates", and it is just a new term invented by a clever marketing team that understands how popular pomegranate is. Instead, look for extracts with 'punicalagins', which are far more reputable antioxidants.

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controlledspin controlledspin 10 years
I love it!!!
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
After all these praises on Pomegranate, I got some this morning. It was really good, just a little sweet. I'll def get it again.
tra tra 10 years
I like to just buy a pomegranate remove the seeds pop them as a healthy snack! I've got my entire family hooked! Yummy!
3Sweeties 3Sweeties 10 years
It is good with seltzer too. And I like to share a pomegranate with my kids sometimes. They are kind if hard to eat, but very tasty and a lot of fun for kids.
la_clique la_clique 10 years
I drink it, too, but I water it down alot! It is so strong. I got the cherry flavored Pom and I think it's my favorite. :ROTFL: at soy sauce. I just tastes like really strong cranberry juice to me.
azucar_maddy azucar_maddy 10 years
Can't get enough of this. I drink it everyday.
J_Stone J_Stone 10 years
Soy Sauce taste good also, with sushi that is! I drink pom juice everymorning, I havent been sick for months, except for a headache the other night ; )
DStirk DStirk 10 years
omg...it so does not taste like soy sauce. kind of like blueberry juice.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
I've never tried it bc it looks like it would taste like soy sauce. :?
scratch5 scratch5 10 years
love. this. stuff.
DStirk DStirk 10 years
I drink this stuff so much, especially after a hangover... it really makes me feel A LOT better!
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