Stop the presses and call Dean Ornish right now. Yes Dean. He needs to know that drinking 8 ounces of POM Wonderful daily for one year decreased arterial plaque of up to 30% among elderly patients with advanced atherosclerosis. Oh wait he knows. Dr. Ornish was part of a study showing the effects of pomegranate juice consumption on myocardial perfusion in patients with coronary heart disease. So what does all of that fancy talk mean? It means that consuming 8 ounces of POM Wonderful daily is good for your heart. Very good.
This is not some willy-nilly guessing either as the folks at POM Wonderful sent me a Clinical Reference page citing 11 different studies on pomegranate juice. They must have known I could understand science speak. So even though it tastes good and comes in adorable bottles, POM has had positive effects on our bodies since Bible times. Plus I would prefer drinking a glass of POM daily than limiting my fat intake to less than 10% of my daily calories like Dr. Ornish suggests.
The good folks at Global Beer would argue that Belgian beer is healthy. So I took these two healthy beverages and created the Witty-POM by simply adding 2 ounces of POM Wonderful to my Wittekerke Beer. This rose tinted beer had a perfect frothy pink head and a deliciously mild taste.
Years ago I worked at a family restaurant that did not have a liquor license and choose to serve Cranberry Cocktails which consisted of a glass of cranberry juice topped with a scoop of rainbow sherbet. It was a very popular drink. So I have updated it a bit and subbed POM for the cranberry juice. It makes a very impressive presentation. In a pretty stemmed glass I topped 6 ounces of POM Wonderful with one scoop of rainbow sherbet.
I like freezing fruit juices and using them as ice cubes in other beverages. I used my POM Cubed cubes in fresh squeezed lemonade. Fantastic. The POM does not freeze solid like water and will quickly get slushy in a drink which makes it extra special.
Which one of the POM trio would you like to try?