Piling On Pomegranate Potential

The pomegranate is one of those super fruits that, it seems, can do no wrong. A UCLA study ranked juice from the fruit of this Asiatic shrub as the #1 choice for health due to the fact that it contains greater amounts of every type of antioxidant. Now research published in the journal Nutrition is singling out the pomegranate for its apparent ability to inhibit inflammation, which may play a supportive role in joint health.

The Bigger Picture: Pomegranates are seasonally available in both fruit and juice form, and make a great addition to any nutritious meal. The edible arils from a 4-inch diameter fruit provide almost 5 grams of protein along with calcium, potassium and vitamins B, C, E and K. Using a blender to mix some into your protein shake will add fast carbohydrates for glycogen replenishment and plenty of tangy taste.
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