We all know just how nutritious it is to have strawberries and pomegranates in our diet everyday.
Delicious refreshing drinks can be easily made at home with no added sugar, a few mint leaves and dash of salt called kala namak, and you have a refreshing g cooling healthy drink ready.
I Have used the following in this juice.
2 small pomegranates fruits, peeled and pearls kept aside.
5 juicy strawberries, capped and hulled.
few mint leaves
Pinch of kaala namak ( black salt ).
Blend everything nicely and strain the juice to discard the seeds.
Enjoy refreshing strawberry and pomegranate juice at home without added hidden calories.
Some healthy news about Strawberries and Pomegranate from Internet
Improved blood sugar
regulation has been a long-standing area of interest in research on
strawberries and health. However, scientists have recently discovered a
fascinating relationship between intake of strawberries, table sugar, and
blood sugar levels. As you might expect, excess intake of table sugar (in
a serving size of 5-6 teaspoons) can result in an unwanted blood sugar
But you might not expect this blood sugar spike to be reduced by
simultaneous consumption of strawberries! Yet that's exactly what
researchers have discovered With the equivalent of approximately one cup
of fresh strawberries (approximately 150 grams), blood sugar elevations
from simple sugar intake can be reduced.
These health science researchers
have further speculated that polyphenols in strawberries played a major
role in helping regulate blood sugar response. This finding is great news
for healthy persons wanting to maintain healthy blood sugar levels, and
also for persons with type 2 diabetes who enjoy fresh strawberries and
want to enjoy them on a regular basis.
Given their amazing
combination of phytonutrients—including anthocyanins, ellagitannins,
flavonols, terpenoids, and phenolic acids—it's not surprising to find
increasing research interest in the anti-inflammatory properties of
strawberries.But it's still exciting to see this remarkable fruit
lowering levels of inflammatory markers like C-reactive protein (CRP) when
consumed several days per week in everyday amounts of approximately one
Recent research has shown that several blood markers for chronic,
unwanted inflammation can be improved by regular intake of strawberries
Interestingly, in one large-scale study, consumption of strawberries did
not show anti-inflammatory benefits until strawberries were consumed at
least 3 times per week. This research is one of the reasons we recommend
inclusion of berries at least 3-4 times per week in your overall fruit
Reasons to include strawberries
Strawberries boost immunity
promote eye health
help fight cancer
Strawberries keep wrinkles at bay
fight bad cholesterol
Strawberries reduce inflammation
Strawberries regulate blood pressure
aid in weight management
Strawberries promote pre-natal health
This fantastic little
fruit recently made its way back into the news after some spectacular clinical
results. Here's what you need to know:
Compounds found only
in pomegranates called punicalagins are shown to benefit the heart and blood
Punicalagins are the major component responsible for pomegranate's
antioxidant and health benefits. They not only lower cholesterol, but also
lower blood pressure and increase the speed at which heart blockages
(atherosclerosis) melt away.
research studied heart patients with severe carotid artery blockages. They were
given an ounce of pomegranate juice each day for a year. Not only did study
participants' blood pressure lower by over 12 percent, but there was a 30
percent reduction in atherosclerotic plaque. Just as astounding, participants
who did not take the pomegranate juice saw their atherosclerotic plaque
increase by 9 percent.1
In other studies,
potent antioxidant compounds found in pomegranates have shown to reduce
platelet aggregation and naturally lower blood pressure, factors that prevent
both heart attacks and strokes.2
Not only are
pomegranates good for your heart and blood vessels but they have been shown to
inhibit breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, leukemia and to prevent
vascular changes that promote tumor growth in lab animals.3 Several
in vitro studies have shown this remarkable anti-cancer effect. Additional
studies and clinical trials currently taking place are hopeful to reveal this
fascinating effect on humans.
Also of note,
pomegranate juice contains phytochemical compounds that stimulate serotonin and
estrogen receptors, improving symptoms of depression and increasing bone mass
in lab animals. 4
Many studies show
that the pomegranate is one of the most powerful, nutrient dense foods for
overall good health. These clinical findings clearly show a correlation between
pomegranate compounds and their positive effect on both human and animal
cardiovascular, nervous, and skeletal health. This is one fruit that you can't
afford to exclude from your diet!