June 6, 2011
Pomegranate juice could reduce stress in the workplace, according to new research. The study found that having the drink every day resulted in lower stress hormones and a reduction in blood pressure.
Researchers at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, studied the physiological effect of daily consumption of 500ml of Pomegreat Pure pomegranate juice over a two-week period.
They found that all 60 volunteers – from a range of working environments – reported being more enthusiastic and less distressed after having the drink.
Dr Emad Al-Dujaili, who led the study, said: “On the basis of these findings there is a justified argument for busy workers to drink pomegranate juice to help alleviate chronic stress and maintain good health.
“There is a growing body of evidence that pomegranate juice delivers wide-ranging health benefits that merit further research.
“It is very rare indeed for an all-natural juice to offer the range of health benefits that we are seeing in pomegranate juice.”
The study was funded by the Pomegreat drinks company.