Pomegranate is a fruit that has high antioxidant power. It is rich in vitamins and has many medicinal properties. Several parts of this fruit are utilized for different diseases. Pomegranate is best known for reducing the risk of heart attack. It also increases blood flow to the heart and keeps the arteries free from fatty deposits.
Several studies have shown that the pomegranate is one of the most beneficial fruits! It contains a lot of vitamin C, not to mention vitamin B5, natural phenols, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin E and folic acid. Also, the pomegranate has high levels of antioxidants. They fight free radicals and prevent cellular aging.
We use everything in the pomegranate: the seeds, the flowers, the skin, and so on. Moreover, in many cases, it is recommended to use its juice which allows us to obtain benefits very quickly.
Pomegranates And Arteries :
There is a research that has proved that the pomegranate help prevent and sometimes even invert the leading cause of death: heart disease! This is the progressive thickening of the coronary arteries due to the accumulation of fatty deposits called atherosclerosis.
Atherosclerosis I caused by hypertension, oxidative stress, and cholesterol. These three imbalances are fought directly by the grenade. A study by the scientists was conducted on patients, which demonstrated that pomegranate juice could reduce atherosclerosis by 25%.
What are his other properties?
- Reduces the development of cataract.
- Improves diabetes.
- Has anti-inflammatory properties.
- Strengthens the bones and muscles.
- Relieves stress.
- Helps to reduce LDL-cholesterol, the “bad.”
- Slightly reduces blood pressure.
- Help prevent various cancers, especially that of the prostate.
- It Prevents the accumulation of fat in the abdomen.
- Help to avoid cartilage deterioration.
- Astringent property contributes to preventing diarrhea, especially if we use the infusion made from pomegranate skin and the bark of its tree. On the other hand, people suffering from constipation should not abuse pomegranate juice.
- It removes intestinal parasites
- It reduces plaque and has antibacterial effects. In India, the bitter white parts of the pomegranate are used as ingredients in natural toothpaste!
- It protects the skin against ultraviolet rays (topical application).
How can we consume it?
It can be absorbed naturally, and the best is to do it on an empty stomach. Many people do not eat it because of the difficulty of extracting its seeds. In reality, just cut the grenade in half (one-half), then pat patently the skin with a spoon. It can also be cut into four quarters to be able to remove the seeds more quickly!
You can also make juice with its seeds. Right now, many herbalists and dieticians are also marketing it. You can make it yourself or buy it, but you have to be careful and avoid white sugar. Instead, you can soften the juice with a little stevia or honey. This fluid leaves us feeling a bit bitter in the mouth because of the tannins. Indeed, the latter have astringent properties. You can also mix this juice with that of apple, orange, carrot, ginger. So that allows us to enjoy multiple features!
You can also get juice for your skin.
The latter has an antioxidant power. Also, it has far more effect on cholesterol than the pulp! The seed oil has powerful effects on our body. One thus benefits from its anti-inflammatory properties. This oil can also be applied to improve the condition of our skin. Thanks to its high antioxidant power, one can prevent wrinkles, but also reaffirm and regenerate the skin while delaying its aging. The grenade also helps us to relieve irritated skin and itchiness.
The flowers of the pomegranate are very astringent. The flowers are also used as an infusion against diarrhea, and they can be applied externally. To prepare this infusion, 30 grams of flowers are used per liter of water. The mixture is then left to stand for 15 minutes.
The infusion of pomegranate leaves helps prevent anemia. This requires consuming three cups in the day for at least two months.No matter how you decide to consume the pomegranate, it takes at least three months to evaluate its effects. We advise you to consult your doctor if you have any problems or doubts! Indeed, certain foods may interfere with the effects of certain drugs.Photographs courtesy of Vanessa Pike-Russell, redsea2006, Quinn-alla and four years.
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