Pomegranates are being hailed as a super-food which can protect the heart. Scientists in Israel have shown that drinking a daily glass of the fruit's juice can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. "Pomegranate Juice contains the highest antioxidant capacity when compared to wine and green tea," said Professor Michael Aviram, who led the team.
Long used in folk medicine to treat inflammation, sore throat, and rheumatism in the Middle East and in India, the delicious sweet-tang of Pomegranate juice provides a substantial amount of Potassium, Vitamin C and Niacin (a B vitamin)
Preliminary studies of Pomegranate Juice reveal that Pomegranate can help to reduce low density lipoprotein (LDL or bad) cholesterol and may help to lower blood pressure in individuals suffering from hypertension. Similar studies have suggested that Pomegranate may help to reduce or prevent a condition called artherosclerosis (hardening of the arterial walls) which occurs due to an excessive build up of arterial plaque and can lead to the development of heart attack and/or stroke.
Studies of the antioxidant value of Pomegranate juice have demonstrated that 100 ml of Pomegranate juice can contain up to three times more antioxidant capacity as 100 ml of red wine and 100 ml of green tea. This is good news, for antioxidants are the naturally occurring substances in plants that protect the body from free radicals - 'bad' chemicals in the blood. Free radicals alter cholesterol in a process known as oxidation, which is thought to speed up the hardening of the arteries.
In studies at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, the juice of the fruit was found to slow down cholesterol oxidation by almost half, and reduce the retention of LDL. That is the 'bad' cholesterol which forms atherosclerotic lesions, the fatty deposits which narrow the arteries and lead to heart disease.
"Antioxidants can protect us against the oxidative stress in our industrialised world, such as pollution, chemicals, viruses and bacteria, and consequently cardiovascular diseases and cancer," said Professor Aviram.
Our Pomegranate Juice is concentrated and when diluted with water, juice or Seltzer gives 2.5 litres of Natural Strength Pomegranate Juice. NO Added Sugar, No Artificial Sweeteners, No Other Juices or Preservatives and It's Cholesterol Free.
Serving Size Conc. 8 tsp. (40 mL)
Recon. 8 fl. (237 mL) (As prepared with water)
Servings about 12
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving 15 mL||% Daily Value*|
|Calories from fat||0|
|Total Fat||0 g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate||24 g||8%|
|Dietary Fiber||4 g||16%|
|Total Polyphenols||165 mg||**|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
**Daily Value not established.