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Pomegranate, antioxidant and other virtues

mai 4, 2018
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Easily recognizable by its purple color, pomegranate is this deliciously thirst-quenching fruit, characterized by its many seeds and arils.

Long known in ancient Egypt, Persia and even India, the benefits of pomegranate are manifold, notably thanks to its antioxidant properties.

The benefits of pomegranate and its juice are increasingly praised.

Extracted from the peel of the fruit, pomegranate juice is a concentrate of anthocyanins – these natural pigments responsible for the redness of the grape and the autumn colors of the leaves of the trees – but also in tannins and in ellagic acid, the latter has long been known to slow aging during fermentation in barrels!

These antioxidants act as a real guarantee for the human body, in particular to prevent hormone-dependent cancers such as breast or prostate cancer, but also lung and skin cancers.

More generally, this fruit is reputed to slow the aging of cells, and to be endowed with anti-inflammatory properties…. knowing that cancer is first and foremost an inflammation.

Besides, like the tannin in the glass of wine, that of pomegranate juice is recognized against atherosclerosis, this deposit which clogs the arteries until a heart attack.

In addition, pomegranate is an anti-infective, which boosts the immune system. And it is one of the fruits richest in vitamin C.

In any case, remember that if there is no miracle “anti-cancer” recipe, pomegranate is one of the most protective foods recognized by medicine.

While other foods such as garlic, recommended for cancers of the digestive system, involve absorbing a precisely indigestible amount to have effect, drink a quarter of a liter of pomegranate juice – a tall glass – every day is plausible.

This is what also distinguishes this fruit from other antioxidant foods: the amount to be absorbed for it to be effective. Enough to drink without moderation.

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Pascale Marcaggi

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