POM Wonderful....Last week POM Wondeful emailed me promoting the health benefits of pure pomegranate juice. Now I'd still rather mix it with a little tequila, but I can see pure pomegranate being good on its own! They're sending me a case of it for me to try and I'll be letting you know how it is. We're heading toward marathon #20 for the year and I'm definitely starting to feel a little run down so hopefully this should help keep me going. If you check out their website here you can check out the benefits on your own. Some of the advantages I pulled from the site...
- POM is an "Antioxidant Superpower" - against other known antioxidant drinks, POM is one of the top performers.
- Each bottle of POM is like eating 4 pomegranates
- There are several recipes for cooking, baking, and drinking available on the site.
Chocolate Milk! This has been BIG at marathons lately. The new 'hip' thing to do is have either muscle milk or straight chocolate milk available post-race at marathons. I never thought I would enjoy milk right after racing, but it's really refreshing and it's a little thicker than water/gatorade which fills you up when you don't feel like eating right after. Runners World Studies site a reduction in muscle protein breakdown from the C-Milk, which helps protect your muscles. ... and it tastes D-Licious!