Pomegranate Juice – has Antioxidants

Pomegranate Juice – has Antioxidants

Drinking pomegranate juice may help reduce some of the major risk factors for heart disease, according to results of a study in mice and men. Based on the findings, its recommended, drinking half a glass of pomegranate juice a day.

A team of Israeli researchers found that the juice, which is rich in antioxidants, prevented the build up of plaque in the arteries of mice and inhibited further damaging changes in mice who already had plaque in their arteries.

In a group of healthy males who drank up to 50 ml of pomegranate juice daily for 2 weeks, the juice was found to boost the activity of an enzyme that protects against damaging changes to cells. The juice also reduced the oxidation of LDL (”bad”) cholesterol—a step that encourages the cholesterol particle to stick to artery walls and may lead to heart disease.

The oxidation of LDL is promoted by free radicals, cell-damaging particles that are a by product of normal metabolism. Antioxidants can mop up free radicals and help prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol.

In order to increase our defence system against the oxidative stress which we are exposed to every day, we need to consume potent natural antioxidants.

Pomegranate juice provides a superb defence against the harmful effects of free radicals and, hence, protects against cardiovascular diseases.

Contents of Pomegranate

Food Value Minerals and Vitamins
Moisture 78.0% Calcium 10 mg
Protein 1.6% Phosphorus 70 mg
Fat 0.1% Iron 0.3 mg
Minerals 0.7% Vitamin C

Small amounts of Vitamin B Complex

16 mg
Fibre 5.1%
Carbohydrates 14.5%
Calorific Value – 65
*Values per 100 gms edible portion
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About Manbir & Gurpreet

Gurpreet Kaur’s journey in this world .... Gurpreet Kaur was a Musician. She was a singer and a composer of music. Her interest was composing and singing Gurbani Shabads in Indian Classical style. She sang Shabads in All the Raags mentioned in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. She also taught Gurmat Sangeet at Gurmat Gian Missionary College, Jawadi, Ludhiana. Elder child to Pushpinder Kaur and Dr. Brig. Harminder Singh, was born in Amritsar on 13th Jan 1962. She attended various convent schools as a child because her father would get frequent Army postings as a dental surgeon. She graduated with Music Honors from Govt. College for Women, Chandigarh. Music was her hobby and she composed and sang Raag based Gurbani Shabads. Doing Kirtan was part of growing up nurtured by her parents. She learned music from her father Dr. Brigadier Harminder Singh who was a dental surgeon in Indian Army and a very good singer himself. Gurpreet’s Bhua (father’s sister), Ajit Kaur retied as a Head of Department of Music from Govt. College for Women Ludhiana, and was a renounced Punjabi singer of her time. Gurpreet Kaur also learned nuances of Indian Classical Music from Pandita Sharma. She was a mother of three children, and a grandmother. Her daughter Keerat Kaur is a Computer Engineer. Her two sons Gurkeerat Singh and Jaskeerat Singh are doctors in USA. Her daughter Keerat Kaur too was part of her group ~ Gurmat Gian Group. Gurpreet Kaur left this world at the age of 54yrs on 12th Sept 2016 in Baltimore USA. She had recorded around 25 cds of Gurbani Keertan. 'Raag Ratan' Album (6 CDs) is a Compilation of Shabads in All the 31 Sudh Raags of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Gauri Sagar' Album (3 CDs) is a Compilation of All forms of Raag Gauri in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Nanak Ki Malhaar' ~ ((3 CDs) is an album of Raag Malhar Shabads in various forms of Malhar. 'Gur Parsaad Basant Bana' ~ (3 CDs) is an album of Shabads in Raag Basant sung in various forms of Raag Basant. Har Ki Vadeyai Sarni Aayea Sewa Priya Kee Preet Piyaree Mohan Ghar Aavho Karo Jodariya Mo Kao Taar Le Raama Taar Le Tere Kavan Kavan Gun Keh Keh Gawan Mera Baid Guru Govinda Saajanrraa Mera Saajanrraa

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