Pomegranate and immune system

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Pomegranate: let’s get ready for winter! A little caloric fruit rich in antioxidants, excellent for strengthening our immune system.melagrana

Pomegranate, Known already in ancient Mesopotamia,  has always been considered a symbol of abundance, fertility and good luck.

In reality it is a real concentrate of health !! Let’s see what are the properties of this beautiful fruit.

It has a caloric content of 80 Kcal per 100 grams.

It contains 13% carbohydrates, and a good amount of fiber (4%). It is a fruit rich in minerals: potassium, phosphorus, magnesium.

Numerous vitamins, especially those of group B, A, C, E and K. In addition, the pomegranate is among the richest fruits of antioxidants such as flavonoids.

The healing powers of the pomegranate have been known since antiquity.
Pomegranate juice strengthens the immune system thanks to the presence of vitamin C and zinc.

This fruit has a strong anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial action. It is useful for fighting gastrointestinal and respiratory infections.

The fibers contained in the pomegranate help intestinal function and it has an anti-nausea effect.
The strong antioxidant action protects against skin aging, with a true anti-aging effect. In fact, the juice is used in the preparation of cosmetic products.

I suggest you use the pomegranate in its simplest version, that is as a juice.

To get the juice from the fruit you can use a juicer, or shell them and press them with a potato masher.

The freshly drunk juice perfectly preserves all the nutritive principles and beneficial properties of the fruit.

To prepare for the winter with an immune system in full efficiency, it would be useful to drink a glass of pomegranate juice a day for 10 days in October and November.

It’s really very good!

Daniela Pesaresi

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Daniela Pesaresi
Daniela Pesaresi

Nutrizione e benessere, medicina, healthy food blogger Sono Daniela, amica di Francesca, e sono un medico. Mi diverto in cucina e sono messa a dura prova quotidianamente da due figli e un marito che mangiano in quantità, e che vogliono la qualità. La mia specializzazione è l’endocrinologia, e questo mi ha permesso di coltivare da molti anni la passione per l’alimentazione sana…ma senza fare a meno del gusto! Questa è la mia prima esperienza in un blog. Cercherò di suggerirvi un modo corretto ed equilibrato di mangiare, per il benessere del nostro corpo e, perché no, per la cura del nostro aspetto. Non è difficile mangiare sano, spero di convincervi!

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