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11 Health Benefits of Pomegranate Juice

Last updated on October 19, 2007

benefits of pomegranate juicePomegranate juice has become popular in the past few years, but does it really live up to the hype? It looks like it.

Several recent studies have shown significant potential health benefits from drinking pomegranate juice. Here are eleven:

Fights Breast Cancer
Studies in Israel show that pomegranate juice destroys breast cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone. It may also prevent breast cancer cells from forming.

Lung Cancer Prevention
Studies in mice show that pomegranate juice may inhibit the development of lung cancer.

Slows Prostate Cancer
It slowed the growth of prostate cancer in mice.

Keeps PSA Levels Stable
In a study of 50 men who had undergone treatment for prostate cancer, 8 ounces of pomegranate juice per day kept PSA levels stable, reducing the need for further treatment such as chemotherapy or hormone therapy.

Protects the Neonatal Brain
Studies show that maternal consumption of pomegranate juice may protect the neonatal brain from damage after injury.

Prevention of Osteoarthritis
Several studies indicate that pomegranate juice may prevent cartilage deterioration.

Protects the Arteries
It prevents plaque from building up in the arteries and may reverse previous plaque buildup.

Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention
It may prevent and slow Alzheimer’s disease. In one study, mice bred to develop Alzheimer’s disease were given pomegranate juice. They accumulated significantly less amyloid plaque than control mice and they performed mental tasks better.

Lowers Cholesterol
It lowers LDL (bad cholesterol) and raises HDL (good cholesterol).

Lowers Blood Pressure
One study showed that drinking 1.7 ounces of pomegranate juice per day lowered systolic blood pressure by as much as 5 percent.

Dental Protection
Research suggests that drinking pomegranate juice may be a natural way to prevent dental plaque.

If you want to try pomegranate juice for its health benefits, we recommend Lakewood Organic PURE Pomegranate Juice. It contains the juice of 10 to 12 certified organic pomegranates in each bottle.

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19 Comments on "11 Health Benefits of Pomegranate Juice"

2 years 8 months ago

I have been juicing pomegranate for 3 months now and I must admit that I became physically active. Good stuff.

2 years 10 months ago

There are dried pomegranate seeds. So unbelievable tasty, and I guess even more packed with nutrition than he fresh ones per weight unit (as no water is presented). Dried pomegranate seeds can really be eaten as an even tastier replacement for candy. Eat them as they are, add them to your salads or mix with your breakfast cereals.
I don’t know where to buy them in the west. I saw them being sold in traditional health / nuts shops in Persia (Iran).
One other thing, when eating a fresh pomegranate, if you get some of the yellow inner peels fallen into the seeds that you are eating, don’t remove them. Eat them as well. It has more antioxidants than the seeds themselves
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5 years 9 months ago

Buy and eat the pomegranates themselves, just don’t drink the juice. You’ll avoid all the extra sugar.

Eleanor C, Buenafe
5 years 9 months ago

IsPomegranate Blueberry juice with 100 percent juice blend and sugar 27g. good for diabetic person?

5 years 10 months ago

Does it effect the platelets and or potassium levels?

5 years 10 months ago

Eat the fruit: fruit juices deprive you of the necessary fibers for breaking down sugars. If you really want to be super healthy. This is what I heard from a health-freak diabetic…

5 years 11 months ago

i looked at a bottle of POM juice[pomegranate/blueberry].it says’vitamin C 0%.CAN SOMEBODY EXPLAIN THIS

6 years 1 month ago

Don’t get too excited. The benefits of pomegranate juice need to be weighed up against the extremely high sugar content.
Just one glass is over 100% of the calories you should be getting from sugar in a day.
Just because it’s fruit sugar doesn’t mean it’s not diabetes waiting to happen if you start drinking 2 litres of the stuff a day.

6 years 2 months ago

is pomegnanate good for the kidneys? and if so how much should you drink a day.

6 years 6 months ago

Thanks for your tips, I have shared with all my family and friends!

6 years 9 months ago

Yes!! Tested And Proven, All Naturals!!

Nick Jimenez, RP
6 years 10 months ago

Pomegranate is the best for human health! Praise GOD!

7 years 9 months ago

where can you purchase Pomegranate juice in NSW and what is cost

Valerie Zifka
7 years 11 months ago

I buy the Pomegranite/Blueberry juice and drink at least 8 oz. per day. I even like to make wine spritzers with it. Delicious!

Mary Ly
7 years 11 months ago

Great to know it is useful to prevent high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Thanks for the nice article!

7 years 11 months ago

I’ve been eating Pomegranates ever since I was little. I really never knew how beneficial they were for you up until about a month ago. I started buying the cartons of juice now and I absolutely love it! It’s more expensive than any ordinary juice; orange, grape, etc. but I think it’s well worth it! I’ve let my friends try it out but they ALL don’t seem to like it! They all complain that it’s too bitter. But thanks for this.

7 years 11 months ago

Bought my first 2 Liter carton of Pomegranate & Blueberry juice today, and it’s yummy! No sugar added, so I am looking forward to continuing to buy it and drink it, and secretly knowing that I am healthier for it, and could possibly be preventing any possible future risks!
Thank you for posting this, as I have shared with all my family and friends!

7 years 11 months ago

Great Article! Be sure to visit the POM Wonderful website to read detailed articles about POM’s research regarding the health benefits of pomegranate juice.

7 years 11 months ago

Wow. I had no idea that Pomegranate juice was so beneficial to my health. As a young woman I’m definitely going to incorporate Pomegranate juice into my diet, especially since it helps fight breast cancer and osteoarthritis. Thanks for the tip.