Pomegranate juice - a delicious healing drink
Pomegranate juice is an excellent antioxidant drink that neutralizes free radicals and cleanses the body of unwanted cholesterol. According to the results of research by scientists at the University of California, it was found that it is more effective than green tea, red wine, orange, blueberry and grape juice, which stops the oxidative processes in the body due to its rich phenolic composition. Its regular use contributes to protection against heart disease and even the initial forms of cancer.
Pomegranate juice contains quite a lot of glucose, fructose, organic acids, water-soluble polyphenols and 15 amino acids, vitamins, and trace elements. In terms of the content of minerals and microelements, he holds the record for potassium, which is important for the work of the heart and blood vessels. It is rich in iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and sodium. Pomegranate juice contains vitamin C, tannin, up to 9% citric acid, up to 19% of sugars. In a natural drink, about 14 g of carbohydrates per 100 g of product; about 0.1 g fat and 0.3 g protein. Calories - 56 kcal per 100 g. This juice is good to use in diets for weight loss.It is recommended for the treatment of hypertension, as well as diseases of the stomach and intestinal tract. Pomegranate increases hemoglobin. Juice is perfectly absorbed, improves appetite, stimulates the stomach. It also has a choleretic, diuretic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory effect. It is usually advised to drink it mixed with beet or carrot juices, with which it goes well.
What are the beneficial properties of pomegranate juice? The treatment of pomegranate juice has been known since ancient times: in the 3rd millennium BC. pomegranate was considered a wonderful healing plant. Only then it began to grow as a food product. Pomegranate helps to increase hemoglobin and helps to cure anemia. The diuretic effect makes it useful for people suffering from high blood pressure. A high content of potassium has a beneficial effect on the work of the heart. It is recommended to drink pomegranate juice for infections and colds, radiation sickness, infectious hepatitis, diarrhea, arrhythmias, ascites, poor blood clotting, atherosclerosis, chronic colitis and even benign tumors.An interesting fact: pomegranate juice has a good effect on male potency due to antioxidants, which increase the level of nitric oxide and increase blood supply. Juice is generally better to drink, diluting a little with water.It should be borne in mind that the acids contained in it irritate the mucous membrane and destroy the tooth enamel. Fresh juice is contraindicated in gastritis of high acidity, peptic ulcer, pancreatitis.
How to squeeze pomegranate juice
If you do not trust the quality of the product that you can buy in the store, better make the juice yourself. Peel the pomegranate and remove the grain from it. Put them in a bag with a slider buckle (or a regular one that needs to be tightly tied). Close the fastener, spread evenly over the grain packet and with a rolling pin (you can use a bottle or a glass) and carefully roll out the contents. Then transfer the contents of the bag (juice with stones) into a strainer and strain over a bowl, pour into a carafe. Juice is ready!