Hoooo, boy I got some good stuff today. Molly over at Pom Wonderful sent me a box of this today:
It was just what we needed on a clammy gray day to go with leftover Indian food from two nights ago. It isn’t very sweet, just enough to make it delightfully palatable. Sweetened pomegranate juice is sticky, and this product has none of that. In addition to the beautiful little bottles I got from this company, I also received some literature about the health benefits of drinking pomegranate juice.
First, you have to understand the company name, Pom Wonderful refers to the variety of pomegranates used to make the products – the wonderful variety (like “Fuji” apples and navel oranges). Wonderful variety pomegranates are known for their deep red color, sweeter taste than other pomegranates, and also happen to contain a fantastic amount of antioxidants. Apparently, the presence of polyphenols in the wonderfuls give the juice a potent antioxidant content superior to those found in other juice known to contain antioxidants, like green tea, cranberry and even acai juice.
In addition to these benefits everyone can enjoy, men in particular make out like bandits on this one as juice made from the wonderful variety is proven scientifically to reduce recurrence of prostate cancer in cancer patients, as well as serve non-cancer patients toward good prostate health. Go prostates! I’m not going to get into any intimate details about men and their dangly bits, but if you want to read some great stats about clinical studies and antioxidant potency, get thyself over to http://www.pomwonderful.com pronto.
At the website you’ll find more great information about the juice, tea, and capsules they sell, as well as a cute mini-vid about pomegranate superheroes.
As for me, I’m making a commitment to keep drinking this stuff. It’s good for heart health, and as we all know by now, antioxidants have anti-cancer properties for everyone, big or small, boy or girl (or old dogs). It’s also cheaper and better for you than a latte-a-day at your favorite coffee shop.
A special thanks to Molly for being such a peach (or a pom).