Pomegranate juice could reduce stress in the workplace, according to new research.

The study found that having the drink every day resulted in lower stress hormones and a reduction in blood pressure.

Researchers at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, studied the physiological effect of daily consumption of 500ml of Pomegreat Pure pomegranate juice over a two-week period.

They found that all 60 volunteers - from a range of working environments - reported being more enthusiastic and less distressed after having the drink.

Dr Emad Al-Dujaili, who led the study, said: "On the basis of these findings there is a justified argument for busy workers to drink pomegranate juice to help alleviate chronic stress and maintain good health.

"There is a growing body of evidence that pomegranate juice delivers wide-ranging health benefits that merit further research.

"It is very rare indeed for an all-natural juice to offer the range of health benefits that we are seeing in pomegranate juice."

The study was funded by the Pomegreat drinks company.

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