American Journal of Cardiology found that when individuals with coronary heart disease drank a glass of this antioxidant-rich drink every day for three months, blood flow to their hearts improved by an average of 17 percent. The antioxidants in pomergrant juice…polyphenols, tannins and anthocyanins…break down cell-damaging free radicals and inhibit the uptake of LDL…bad cholesterol.  So whether you’ve been diagnosed with heart disease or just want to be kind to your heart, make pomegranate juice part of your daily routine.

A pomegrante is a fruit-bearing diciduous shrub or small tree.  It is mostly native to the Himalayas in north Pakistan and Northern India…there are growers in California…pomegrantes are picked when ripe…and are readly available in October-December.

 

 

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