What health benefits do pomegranates have?

I just fresh squeezed a pomegranate which was 1/2 glass. Iwas wondering what 100% pomegranate juice can do for me if I drink a quarter cup a day for about a few months.

4 Responses to “What health benefits do pomegranates have?”

  1. girly.wife Says:

    Fresh squeezed a pomegranate? I haven't done that before. How did you juice it?

    Pomegranates are great. They are rich with anti-oxidants ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-oxidants ) and has polyunsaturated oils in it. It's high in Vitamin C and Potassium.

    Article on Pomegranate benefits:
    http://www.eatingwell.com/health/nutrition_watch/pomegranate_health_benefits.html

  2. chutes2narroww Says:

    they have antioxidants which are really good for you
    plus they help prevent prostate cancer but i doubt that's a concern of yours…

  3. amybee08 Says:

    Rich in vitamin C and have anti oxidant.

  4. B C Says:

    Pomegranate is one of those foods which contain many good things including containing 16% of an adult's daily vitamin C requirement and vitamin B5

    In human research, pomegranate has been shown to reduce the risk factors associated with heart disease. The way pomegranate does this is decrease atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and therefore decrease the chance of cardiovascular disease.

    In addition, it reduces blood pressure (because it works on the ACE system in your kidneys) and may have an antibacterial efffect. Its seed oil (which you won't have in pomegranate juice) was shown to be effective against breast cancer in lab research (but not in human research yet)