Pomegranates

         

Who would have thought that a tiny fruit could hold so much power in it? A few weeks ago when I went to visit my nutritionist Robin she gave me a list of immune and cancer fighting foods that are beneficial for individuals such as myself who are battling auto immune diseases or fighting cancer. I am internally thankful to Robin for this list. I didn’t buy any pomegranates because the fruit is expensive, 2.50 to 4 dollars per fruit, not a pound but for each individual fruit, I live on a budget and that was way out of my price range. I became excited yesterday while grocery shopping when I found a bottle of pomegranate juice, and it wasn’t the fake juice stuff, it was made with real fruit and natural sweeteners, so you can guess that I made the purchase. On a website that I have been reading about the health benefits of pomegranates I found out these benefits form the juice:

As stated the pomegranate has a very high concentration of antioxidants. It has nearly 3 times the antioxidant levels of any other fruit. For anyone that doesn’t know, antioxidants are needed to help the body fight free radicals. This can be very important in a body’s fight against flu’s, diseases and even some cancers.

  • The antioxidants in the pomegranate fruit can help to lower high blood pressure but it can also help to reduce the bad cholesterol levels in your body.
  • The research and tests have shown the the fruit is very good at promoting anti-aging properties. Some people eat the fruit or drink the fruit juice for this reason only.
  • The high levels of antioxidants help to promote cardiovascular health. It has also shown to reduce your chances of getting heart disease or even having a stroke.
  • The phytochemicals in the fruit and fruit juice help the body to fight against some cancers. The juice from the fruit has shown positive results against prostate and breast cancer.

I drank my first glass of juice this morning and it is tart and not a juice you can just guzzle down, but it is tasty and I can only imagine what it would taste like without the sweetener in it.

The brand name of the juice I bought was called Bolt house and I found it at Winco’s where they sell the salad mixes and spinach. I would highly recommend drinking it if you have an auto immune disease, high blood pressure, or cancer. Enjoy! 

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