By: Matt Weik

Runners and weightlifters know plenty about knee pain. For some of us it’s constant, for others it comes and goes.  There are many products on the market that claim to help ease joint pain.  Some of them are topical and smell terrible, while others come in a pill form and are taken daily (more for prevention/maintenance and to ease a little of the discomfort).  Now a new study was published showing a certain fruit beverage may actually improve knee joint health.

If that last line was a cliffhanger, then you must have missed the title of this article! Pomegranate Juice has been in the news quite a bit over the years for their health benefits.  You may have heard pomegranates are good for:

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Source: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture Published online ahead of print, doi: 10.1002/jsfa.7647 “The effect of pomegranate juice on clinical signs, matrix metalloproteinases and antioxidant status in patients with knee osteoarthritis” Authors: N. Ghoochani et al.

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