Pomegranates, that have been eaten since ancient times, has incredible health benefits. The ruby-red seeds get their brilliant colour from polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants. Pomegranate juice contains more antioxidants than red wine and even green tea. The antioxidants help remove free radicals, protect cells from damage, and reduce inflammation. In fact, pomegranate juice is a powerful anti-inflammatory food source. According to National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NIH), USA, the flavonols in pomegranate juice ca help stall the inflammation that could lead to osteoarthritis and cartilage damage. It could potentially have positive effects on osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other types of arthritis and joint inflammation. It’s very easy to make health pomegranate juice at home.
- Two fresh pomegranates
- A pinch of Himalayan salt
- Lemon juice
- Add the arils/seeds to the blender.
- Add water as per the consistency you wish for.
- Give it a quick blend and then filter the juice through a strainer.
- Add salt and lemon juice.
- Enjoy chilled!