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    Pomegranate Juice

    What are your thoughts as to a small daily ingestion of pomegranate juice, ala 4oz? I currently live in Afghanistan and the stuff is everywhere! It's also amazingly delicious. The downside, I'm trying to lose weight and all that sugar in their is scaring me. Is a *small* cup gonna do much damage if I'm sticking 100% to everything else (high fat, moderate protein, just veggies for carbs). I also consume a fair number of beets each week, about 1 medium sized one each day. My thinking is that since the pomegranate juice contains the pulp, hence the 'whole fruit', it has to be better than a glass of OJ of apple juice.

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    And just to be clear, I'm not talking about POM or any other brand that they sell in the states. This is stop on the dirt road, pick a pomegranate, watch it be juiced whole and put into a glass stuff we're talking about... if that matters at all....

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    Sounds great. I wish I could stop at a stand on the road and be handed a glass (or cup). That little sugar can't hurt.

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    I'd be queueing up to buy that. Sounds great.

    What sort of juicer do they use? Do they put the whole fruit through, or just the little red arils?

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    They just use the red part, but the pulp goes in. I mean, the pit/seed is optional anyways..... I'd consider the red part the 'whole fruit', unless the seed is loaded with vitamins or something.

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    I buy pom all the time. I don't drink it straight up and prefer to add a tbsp here and there to dressings. But if you can get fresh squeezed juice go for it!

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    If you're trying to lose weight and you find that you are not losing, then it might be a problem. So I guess time will tell... : )
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    4 oz is nothing. Plus, like you said, lots of people have traditionally spitted out the actual pits and just eaten the red part, and that in juice form is not that different. A little extra antioxidants and fluids is great especially with the assumptions I make about afghanistan climate. plus, the cultural enjoyment pays for any minute physical damage it might cause.

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