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Tart Cherry Juice Versus Pomegranate Juice
First, there is some: Evidence that tart/sour cherries are helpful anti-oxidants...most fruits and vegetables are and I'm not sure tart cherries are that much better. Claims of pain relief and sleeping aid are unproven but have been reported. Most people will compare the "number of cherry equivalents" in juice vs capsules and factor in whether they like the taste of the juice. A wide selection of fruits/veggies is best ...Read more
Are tart cherries really as good for you as the hype says? If so how many oz. Of tart cherry juice or mg. Capsules should be added to my diet?
Great snack: Cherries contain anthocyanins which help to prevent free radical damage to cells. Cherries can decrease levels of uric acid (gout).One study suggested that ingesting montgomery tart cherries helped osteoarthritis pain. One cup of cherries is only 87 calories and has 2.9 grams of fiber. Viva la cherry! ...Read more
I take 10 mg Lipitor (atorvastatin) daily and would like to begin drinking 6-8 oz tart cherry juice daily. Are there any problems with Lipitor (atorvastatin) and tart cherry juice?
None that I'm: Aware of but check with your pharmacist, to b sure. ...Read more
Drank 8 oz glass of tart cherry juice last night. Slept well. Today very dizzy when sitting up and even trying to walk. Also have bppv. Help.
Your symptoms could: Be related to your benign positional vertigo which can cause extreme dizziness and make walking difficult and put you at risk of falling. Sometimes you can take medication to help the dizziness but they can make you sleepy. There is also a procedure called canalith repositioning which involves moving your head in certain positions by a doctor and can improve the symptoms. ...Read more
If Tart Cherry Juice is good for Gout then would Hard Tart Cherry Cider be a choice to drink rather than take up drinking beer again.?? Red Wine??
Be wary: Most fruit juices are just sugary beverages, providing extra calories — all from refined carbohydrates — without sating appetite. And this is true whether you drink apple or orange juice or one of the fancy new juices like acai berry or pomegranate juice. The added calories can contribute to weight gain and increased risk of both diabetes and heart disease. ...Read more
Answered above.: See the reply to the same question above. ...Read more
Only if: You like the taste of pomegranate juice -- otherwise it has no benefits. It won't interact however. ...Read more
Keep it natural...: Truth be told, that would probably be fine but I'd be happier if you were just eating the carrot and pomegranate. Probably more nutritious that way. ...Read more
Pomegranate juice: Usually pomegranate juice is recommended around 8-10 months of age. In adults it has been shown to decrease duration of cold symptoms. ...Read more
Why?: At that age complex food or drink items provide a risk of a food reaction without any real benefit to the child.They have crude taste buds & need nothing more than breast milk or formula at that age. After a year the gut has matured and more complex items can be offered with minimal risk. ...Read more
What to do if a friends baby has septo-optic dysplasia and someone told her to try pomegranate juice.?
No effect: This condition should be followed by a neurologist or a neuro-ophthalmologist. There is no evidence that pomegranate juice has any effect on this, but if your friend is convinced it would help there is no harm using it and it might be better if you do not say anything about this. ...Read more
Fruit juice: There are no direct data to say yes or no. Cranberry extract does help recurrent UTI by reducing bacterial adhesion to ureter and bladder. Ponegranate can reduce renin angiotensin presence, and this can reduce BP a bit but can elevate potassium in blood. Both juices contain anti-oxidants, and anti-oxidants are beneficial for kidney disease. However, potassium retention is the larger concern. ...Read more
I suffer from epilepsy and am taking prescribed anti convulsants. Can pomegranate juice be harmful for me?
No problem: Unlikely to have any interaction with your medications. (by the way, not true for grapefruit juice, which can affect several medication metabolic breakdowns) pomegranate is fine. ...Read more
A friends baby has septo-optic dysplasia and someone told her to try pomegranate juice. Is that a good remedy?
Tastes good: This may be tasty to drink but will have no effect on septo-optic dysplasia. ...Read more
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Not so much: Megadoses of green tea extract can suppress methylation. But is you are just having some normal stuff here and there I would not worry about it. ...Read more
I have a bad tummy ache and feel constipated. Only additional food I consumed out of normal are fried peanuts yesterday and pomegranate juice today?
Can cause many people problems. The fried peanuts may not be sitting well.
Pomegranate juice is rich in antioxidants and can be very beneficial.
Drink plenty of water. You may find that papaya enzyme may help as well. Or it may be an accumulation of things you have eaten or the beginning of a stomach bug. ...Read more
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