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   Posted 2/4/2008 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I laugh every time someone promotes a new food or supplement that they say is good for you.  Most of us have been around long enough to see food fads come and go.  When I started reading this forum there was much talk about the benefits of pomegranate juice.  I have now seen it packaged in everything from a simple $2.00 bottle to a forty dollar ($40.00) gold looking chalice. It is still just pomegranate juice.
While I agree that eating right is good for everyone,we should remember that most fruits provide all that we need. I would never tell anyone to not drink pomegranate ( I do), but lets also know the truth.
This is a good critique of fad eating.
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   Posted 2/4/2008 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Lifeguyd,

Tnanks for the link to the pomgranate report. I wonder how many of the special diets and other health foods are just so much hot air promoted by folks with hidden agendas...

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   Posted 2/5/2008 5:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I have used it for a few months and it is good.
Studies also support the benefits.

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   Posted 2/5/2008 6:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't know for sure but I heard it affects drugs the same way grapefruit will, so be carefull if you take perscription meds. Anyone know for sure???
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   Posted 2/5/2008 8:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Some experts have warned that pom juice can interfere with some antidepressants (and others I don't remember) and no extensive testing to date has been done on other types of meds.

Purple grape juice is also high on the benefits list and tastes a heckuva lot better, too! (Not to mention it's cheap.)

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   Posted 2/5/2008 8:26 AM (GMT -6)   
The only way we get pom. juice down is in a smoothie with lots of different berries, banana & yogurt...then it's great! (Recipe from David - FLHW)
There's very little "special" things we do - just think about what we're eating and all things in moderation.


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   Posted 2/5/2008 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Try mixing a little tonic water with it. And for a real treat, sip it out of a wine glass. Do the 3 S's of wine tasting and pretend.  It does taste better that way. 

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   Posted 2/5/2008 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
There have been studies with mice using pomegranate extract, demonstrating it's benefits at fighting PC.  I believe there is one with humans starting or under way.  I have been taking pomegranate supplements for a few months now.  They're not expensive, and I don't have to put up with the bad taste of the juice.
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   Posted 2/6/2008 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I seem to recall reading a study here where pomegranite juice either slowed the rate of recurrence or stopped it. Unfortunately I don't have it bookmarked, but I will see if I can find it.

But who says it tastes bad. I sort of like it (but not as much as orange juice). It is quite expensive though.
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