Pomegranate Power For Weight Training And Heart Health
Many of us know that Pomegranates are good for us. The juice has a lot of benefits and is stacked full of antioxidants. We believe that you're going to be a little surprised when you learn about all of the areas that this little red delight can aid the seeking human being.
There are many recent studies that show drinking pomegranate juice daily has lowered blood pressure, cleanses plaque from arteries, and lowers cholesterol. That would be awesome if we stopped there, but in the spirit of late night infomercials, "Wait there's more."
Let's Take a Quick Look:
High in Antioxidants
May prevent Cancer
High in Vitamin C
Rich in Potassium
Reduces Insulin Resistance
Improves Heart Health and Fights Cancer?
There is some exciting recent research that shows antioxidants found in the pomegranate inhibited cancer cell growth and slowed the progression of breast cancer and prostate cancer. Studies have also indicated that antioxidants found in pomegranate juice provide a cardio-protective effect. Drinking it regularly is said to reduce atherosclerosis, which is harding of the arteries, lower blood pressure, and lower cholesterol.
Pomegranates are high in nitrates which have a positive effect on athletic performance. Nitrates should be avoided when we're talking about processed meats, but nitric oxide works by dilating our blood vessels to increase oxygen delivery to muscles. This is a good thing for the human body while training.
As a Recovery Agent:
According to a study in the National Center for Biotechnology Information, pomegranate supplementation accelerated recovery of muscle damage, inflammatory markers, and soreness in weight lifters. The study investigated the effect of pomegranate juice supplementation on performance, muscle soreness, and indications of muscle damage after a weightlifting lifting.
They tested nine elite weightlifters after drinking a placebo or pomegranate juice. They found that in the group that had pomegranate juice had increased performance capacities and reduced post workout soreness. After the study they suggested that elite weightlifters use natural pomegranate juice during intensive training to accelerate muscle recovery.
Looking at all of the known benefits that this power packed beauty contains, it's definitely a Force Multiplier and something you may want to ad to your daily routine. Test your bio-makers before you begin and see if it has positive effects in your later tests. It does have sugar so limit your intake, between two-five ounces, daily. Stay Healthy.
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