31 May '15, 12pm

The Truth About Pomegranates and Your Health

The Truth About Pomegranates and Your Health

The makers of pomegranate juice have been under attack for falsely advertising the health benefits of their products for years. But, surely, some pomegranate health claims are accurate. Here’s the skinny on what the real health benefits of pomegranate are vs. the ones marketers overstate. According to Forbes , POM Wonderful has been the most aggressive among a horde of brands touting dubious health benefits. Back in 2012, POM was found to have violated the FTC Act that prohibits false or misleading health claims . The FTC found that POM Wonderful’s advertising was misleading in claiming its products would treat or reduce the risk of diseases ranging from heart disease to prostate cancer to erectile dysfunction. As a result of the ruling, POM was ordered to “cease and desist.” Their legal woes didn’t stop there. POM Wonderful has ironically sued other juice makers for false...

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