Superfoods: wheat grass juice and pomegranate

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The marketing machine is trying for some time all available means to put our heads that will not live happily without the morning of pomegranate juice and other superfoods. We, without undue excitement, check to see if it’s worth.

 

wheat grass

Claim

Devotees claim that 30 ml of juice wheatgrass corresponding nutritional values ​​from 1 kg of vegetables. And increases the number of red blood cells.

case history

Charles Schnabel, an American, in the 30s he began to convince mankind that wheatgrass juice is great. Even reported on a patent, and that will happen wit the Great Depression, he had to work hard to be good. I think he succeeded.

Evidence

The British Dietetic Association does not even count wheatgrass to one of the mandatory five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, and scholars say that the idea of ​​the red blood cells is mushy.

Although chlorophyll plant would be able to transport oxygen and the production of hemoglobin, if not for the fact that our body as a whole it decomposes. You might as well drink the lawn, because it tastes the same anyway.

Judgment

Indeed, the 30 ml provides 80% of the daily requirement of vitamin A, but MH obstawilibyśmy more spinach. You’ll get 22 times more beta-carotene, 3 times more magnesium and a million times more flavor.

 

 

Pomegranate juice

Claim

Issued bust money to convince us that pomegranate juice solves the problem of high blood pressure, heart disease and accelerates regeneration after training. We say: check!

case history

Pomegranate juice has always been the world’s cheap, but, to the despair of producers, did not enjoy special popularity. With the help of a sales genius who commanded to raise prices and good dorobienie legend, demand grew rapidly. And now we have what we have: a liter of juice for almost 3 dychy!

Evidence

Here we have well. Confirmatory testing is actually beneficial effects of antioxidants pomegranate on the heart, but the subjects were 45 people, so let’s not make jokes. In addition, most of the antioxidants found in the inedible rind and membranes.

However, in the magazine “Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research,” we find the test results, showing that pomegranate juice can quickly return to form after a workout, so at least that much good.

Judgment

100 ml cover 12% of the daily requirement of vitamin C and 16% Vit. K, and pay for the grain. Bet better on whole fruits and you will have a great extra snack.

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