Distance runners and cyclists looking for a new way to fuel endurance training might want to consider pomegranate juice. According to a study published online in the journal Nutrition, 22 days of consuming 200 ml of pomegranate juice can reduce oxidative stress from exercise.

Blood markers of oxidative stress remained at baseline for endurance athletes who got the juice, compared to the elevated levels in athletes who received a placebo. The pomegranate juice drinkers also showed small decreases in markers of inflammation.

True Strength Moment: 200 ml equals 6.7 fluid ounces, so were aren’t talking about a lot of juice per day. It’s important to note that the juice used in this study was made from not just the pomegranate fruit, but also the seeds and peel, which may have elevated the antioxidant effect.