Pomegranate juice could ease workplace stress

Last Updated: Mon, Jun 06, 2011 11:10 hrs

London, June 6 (IANS) Drinking pomegranate juice daily could ease one's stress at the workplace by reducing blood pressure and lowering stress hormone levels.

Researchers at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, in Britain, studied the physiological effect of daily consumption of half litre of 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.

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', reports the Telegraph.

'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.'

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