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Mountain Sun Pomegranate Black Cherry Blend Packs a One-Two Punch

Juice can’t give you all the fruit nutrition you need, but it sure can help. Especially when the juice is as pure and nutrient packed as Mountain Sun Pomegranate and Black Cherry. Because we start with some of the most healthful fruit around, pick it at the peak of flavor and nutrition, then fresh press it without any sugar, flavorings or artificial anything, you get only pure, unadulterated juice with all its honest, healthful goodness.

Pomegranates make a unique contribution to your diet because of their unparalleled amount of phytonutrients, in particular the anthocyanins.Pomegranates make a unique contribution to your diet because of their unparalleled amount of phytonutrients, in particular the anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are the compounds that give pomegranates their deep rich red color. These compounds are found in minute amounts in many fruits and vegetables. But even in small amounts they pack a powerful punch as an anti-oxidant. Not only do they help prevent the oxidation of cells caused by everyday stress, such as exercise, but they also help to neutralize the negative effects caused by outside influences such as pollution and second hand smoke. The ability of a food to act as an anti-oxidant is measured in an ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) score. The higher the score, the more powerful its capabilities to prevent oxidation. The ORAC score of pomegranates is higher than most other fruits, and is in the company of such healthful fruits as blueberries and cranberries.

Recent studies researching the health effects of drinking pomegranate juice show promising results, including potential benefits in reducing prostate cancer, inhibiting cartilage degradation in osteoarthritis, and helping to fight hardening of the arteries.

Black cherry juice compliments the flavor and nutrition of pomegranates, adding its own healthy dose of anthocyanins. It too helps reduce the risk of a number of diseases. Anthocyanins may help prevent gout, reduce the inflammation associated with arthritis, lower the risk of heart attack and stroke, and perhaps help reduce the risk of certain cancers.

Together, pomegranates and black cherries serve up a one-two punch in beating the odds of certain diseases and in contributing to a delicious, healthy lifestyle.

 

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