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Bangkok Is Fresh: Pomegranate Juice

It’s the little things that make Bangkok into a great city. For example: pomegranat juicejuice. Or more precisely: the widespread availability of freshly squeezed, 100% pomegranate juice.

Not only is this probably the most delicious drink on planet earth (and I suppose the whole milky way has nothing better to offer), it’s also superhealthy.

It’s true – this city can wear you down. But it will lift you up too if you know how to treat it. And that’s what this pomegranate juice is for. When you’re on a long Bangkok sightseeing tour, this stuff can get you going again.

By the way – did you know that pomegranate juice acts like a natural viagra? There was a study that showed that 47% of impotent men reported improvements in erectile function after drinking pomegranate juice daily.

Pomegranate juice is full of antioxidants – about three times more antioxidants than red wine or green tea. These antioxidants  raise levels of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a substance that relaxes blood vessel walls, and also helps to prevent heart diseases.

It’s also a blood thinner and promotes the blood flow to the heart,and it can raise the levels of good cholesterol while simultaneously lowering the levels of bad cholesterol. Plus, it reduces plaque in your arteries.

And a glass of pomegranate juice contains about 40% of the recommended daily dose of vitamin C you should be taking in. And vitamins that come out of the fresh fruit are much better for your body than the synthesized ones.

And if all of that isn’t good enough for you – well, then just drink it for the awesome taste and the beautiful ruby-red color.

In Bangkok, it’s kind of a luxury drink. A small bottle costs around 50 Baht (a little less than $2) – which is rather expensive for a bottle of fruit juice by Thai standards. But given the fact that this is the real stuff, it’s still a steal and well worth it 🙂

Plus, you support a micro-entrepreneur with it, rather than some big corporation like you do when you buy a juice from a supermarket. This way, the money goes directly to the guy who does the work, and who actually creates a really good product.

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