The Health Benefits of Pomegranate Juice

POM Wonderful pomegranate juice
When talking about healthy drinks, it doesn’t get much healthier than pomegranate juice. Compared to green tea, red wine, acai juice and others, pomegranate juice contains far more antioxidants. So what exactly does this mean?…Supplementing about 8 ounces of pomegranate juice into your daily diet can greatly improve your overall health in several different ways.

How Can Pomegranate Juice Benefit My Health?

There have been numerous studies conducted on this very topic. The results have shown that drinking 100% pomegranate juice on a regular basis can benefit your cardiovascular health, prostate, reduce instances of erectile dysfunction and other related health benefits.

The fact is that pomegranate juice is one of the healthiest drinks out there. It’s important to know, however, that not all varieties are created equal. Many pomegranate juice brands on the market claim to be 100% all-natural juice when in fact they contain added sugars, coloring and filler juices. This is why I drink POM Wonderful brand pomegranate juices exclusively. This juice is 100% natural, contains no added sugar, and it’s produced on-site (California) rather than being shipped in from a different country. Learn more about POM Wonderful by checking out their website.
It’s worth pointing out that believe it or not, pomegranate juice actually tastes good! It’s kind of surprising to some people I’m sure, but it has a great flavor–I’d almost compare it to drinking a liquid version of Smarties. Very smooth, fruity taste.

It’s also important to note that a 2006 study published in the American Journal of Cardiology suggested pomegranates and grapefruits may not interact well with some medications. Most patients experienced mild symptions, but a few cases were severe. More studies need to be done before definitive conclusions can be drawn from this research, but these are the drugs that were found to have a greater risk of a negative interactions with pomegranate juice:
Antiarrhythmics – Amiodarone (Cordarone), disopyramide (Norpace), quinidine

  • Calcium channel blockers – Felodipine (Plendil), nicardipine (Cardene), nifedipine (Procardia), nimodipine (Nimotop), nisoldipine (Sular)
  • Statins – Atorvastatin (Lipitor), lovastatin (Mevacor), simvastatin (Zocor)
  • Immunosuppressants – Cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral), tacrolimus (Prograf)
  • Protease inhibitors – Saquinavir (Fortovase)

So it’s a good idea to consult your doctor if you are taking any of the above medications before making pomegranate or grapefruit juice a part of your daily routine. In most cases, you’ll be fine, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

5 Responses to The Health Benefits of Pomegranate Juice
  1. Ron Cheli

    I love Pomegranate Juice!! It’s definitely not cheap but I read somewhere that it lowers mens’s risk of prostate cancer by 75%. Plus I hear there are many other benefits. It took me a little while to get used to the bitter taste but I really enjoy it now.

  2. Dave

    Very good blog and interesting, must try this.

  3. run4health

    Recently my daughter had to prepare a snack for her class made out of seeds. Of course there was a student in the class who was allergic to nuts and had several other allergies. With quite a bit of thinking on our parts we ended up making popcorn in a pan the old-fashioned way with soybean oil (a seed) and popcorn kernels (also a seed).
    In addition we served POM pomegranate juice which is made with the seeds. The students were thrilled about the flavor of the both the plain snack and the juice!
    We love pomegranate juice too!

  4. Daron Swanick

    Some really nice stuff on this website , I enjoy it.

  5. ahmadferi

    Now I’ve started to like pomegranate juice, tastes good and very unusual benefits for our bodies.
    Thanks for the info that you provided, are extremely helpful

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