The 2018 Superfood

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Just a quick FYI, it’s 2018. That means that juice doesn’t have to be green or full of spinach (yuck!) to be healthy. Our focus, it being 2018 and all, is pomegranate! Yep you read that right. And what will cease to amaze you even more, is that our Zummo machines have the capability to squeeze out all that yummy and nutritious juice (which let’s be honest is a pain to get out manually in the first place) at the ease of switching the machine on.

So let’s take a look at why you should be investing more time into juicing these little superfoods.

1. Antioxidants

Pomegranate seeds get their vibrant red shade from a chemical called polyphenols which is loaded with antioxidants. Pomegranate juice contains higher levels of antioxidants than most other fruit juices. In fact, it has 3 times more antioxidants than red wine and green tea. Antioxidants are great for protecting cells from damage and reducing inflammation.

2. Vitamin C

The juice of a single pomegranate has more than 40 percent of your daily requirement of vitamin C.

3. Cancer prevention

Pomegranate juice recently made a splash when researchers found that it may help stop the growth of prostate cancer cells*.

*Please note these results are still preliminary so take this information with a grain of salt.

4. Alzheimer’s disease protection

The antioxidants in the juice and their high concentration are believed to stall the progress of Alzheimer disease and protect memory.

5. Digestion

Pomegranate juice can reduce inflammation in the gut and improve digestion.

6. Anti-inflammatory

Pomegranate juice is a powerful anti-inflammatory because of its high concentration of antioxidants. It can help reduce inflammation throughout the body and prevent oxidative stress and damage.

7. Heart disease

Pomegranate juice is in the running as the most heart-healthy juice. It protects the heart and arteries by improving blood flow thus keeping the arteries from becoming stiff and thick. Pomegranate juice may also slow the growth of plaque and build-up of cholesterol in the arteries.

8. Blood pressure

Drinking pomegranate juice daily may also help lower systolic blood pressure*.

* More studies need to be done in order to prove whether blood pressure is lowered long term, however in the short term, it doesn’t hurt to hone down on the juice.

9. Arthritis

Pomegranate juice is currently being studied for its potential effects on osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other types of arthritis and joint inflammation. (#winning!)

10. Antiviral

Between the vitamin C and other immune-boosting nutrients like vitamin E, pomegranate juice can prevent illness and fight off infection. Pomegranates are currently being studied for their effects on common infections and viruses.

11. Vitamin-rich

In addition to vitamin C and vitamin E, pomegranate juice is a good source of folate, potassium, and vitamin K.

12. Memory

Drinking pomegranate juice daily may improve learning and memory, according to some studies.

13. Sexual performance and fertility

Pomegranate juice’s concentration of antioxidants and ability to impact oxidative stress make it a potential fertility aid. Drinking pomegranate juice can also increase testosterone levels in men and women, one of the main hormones behind sex drive.

14. Endurance and sports performance

Move over, tart cherry and beet juice. Pomegranate juice may be the new sport performance enhancer. The juice may help reduce soreness and improve strength recovery. It also decreases oxidative damage caused by exercise.

15. Diabetes

Pomegranate was traditionally used as a remedy for diabetes in the Middle East and India. While much is still unknown about the effects of pomegranate on diabetes, it may help decrease insulin resistance and lower blood sugar.

Bottom line

Green juice isn’t the only healthy option out there. Adding pomegranate juice to your daily Zummo may reduce your risk for chronic disease and inflammation. It’s also a great way to get the fruit’s nutrients and a boost of antioxidants. Not to mention, it’s delicious and here at Zummo, that’s our bottom line.