How Much Pomegranate Juice Should One Drink a Day?

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Pomegranate juice is nutritious, but sugary.
Pomegranate juice is nutritious, but sugary. (Image: Pomegranate image by HengeHoG from Fotolia.com)

Pomegranate Juice Is Full of Antioxidants

Pomegranate juice is healthy because it is full of antioxidants, "at higher levels than other fruit juices," says cardiologist Thomas Behrenbeck, M.D. "Antioxidants are thought to provide several heart-protecting benefits, including reducing low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad") cholesterol." It is also high in vitamin K, folates and potassium.

Pomegranate Juice Is High In Sugar

Unfortunately, pomegranate juice is also very sugary. Once cup of pomegranate juice has 33g of carbohydrates, 32g of which come from sugar. The amount of sugar in the juice also raises its calories.

Bottom Line

Because pomegranate juice is so sugary, stick to one cup or less per day. If you are concerned about or limiting your sugar in take, stick to half a cup of pomegranate juice, cut with seltzer water.

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