Day 38 : Pomegranate Fizz

Today was one of those days that you just need a little something simple to relax with at the end of the day.  This drink surely fits that bill perfectly.  It not only takes very little time to prepare, but it is also very refreshing.  I have made similar drinks in the past using pomegranate flavored syrup, but this drink has the added benefits of the pure pomegranate juice.

Pomegranate juice has become quite popular in the past few years, and it is no wonder.  According to some quick research online I found it to be associated with the following health benefits….

  1. Fights Breast Cancer
    Studies in Israel show that pomegranate juice destroys breast cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone. It may also prevent breast cancer cells from forming.
  2. Lung Cancer Prevention
    Studies in mice show that pomegranate juice may inhibit the development of lung cancer.
  3. Slows Prostate Cancer
    It slowed the growth of prostate cancer in mice.
  4. Keeps PSA Levels Stable
    In a study of 50 men who had undergone treatment for prostate cancer, 8 ounces of pomegranate juice per day kept PSA levels stable, reducing the need for further treatment such as chemotherapy or hormone therapy.
  5. Protects the Neonatal Brain
    Studies show that maternal consumption of pomegranate juice may protect the neonatal brain from damage after injury.
  6. Prevention of Osteoarthritis
    Several studies indicate that pomegranate juice may prevent cartilage deterioration.
  7. Protects the Arteries
    It prevents plaque from building up in the arteries and may reverse previous plaque buildup.
  8. Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention
    It may prevent and slow Alzheimer’s disease. In one study, mice bred to develop Alzheimer’s disease were given pomegranate juice. They accumulated significantly less amyloid plaque than control mice and they performed mental tasks better.
  9. Lowers Cholesterol
    It lowers LDL (bad cholesterol) and raises HDL (good cholesterol).
  10. Lowers Blood Pressure
    One study showed that drinking 1.7 ounces of pomegranate juice per day lowered systolic blood pressure by as much as 5 percent.
  11. Dental Protection
    Research suggests that drinking pomegranate juice may be a natural way to prevent dental plaque.

 

Now, whether or not all of these are true, I can’t say for sure….. but I’ll take even a couple of these and feel good about my beverage choice for the evening!  Of course it tastes quite good as well, so even without the benefits I would still enjoy my drink lol.

 

Pomegranate Fizz

Serves : 1              Time to make : 1 minute

Ingredients :

  • 8oz 7up
  • 3oz pomegranate juice (I used pomegranate blueberry juice)
  • ice

Directions :

  1. In a tall glass pour 7up and pomegranate juice over ice, mix with a swizzle stick.
  2. Garnish with a lemon slice if you want.

 

 

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