Pomegranate

Eat pomegranates. Rich in vitamins, are good for the heart, blood pressure, cholesterol, cancer and erectile dysfunction. The pomegranate is called by many “red gold”, since a large number of researches demonstrating the high nutritional value.

Increased consumption of pomegranate juice has been found that it can prevent the growth of cancerous tumors, the HIV-1, the oxidation of HLDL and atherosclerosis and reduce depression and bone loss symptoms during menopause. Also decoction from the bark of pomegranate has been found to have antiviral activity as well as other beneficial health characteristics. Pomegranate is rich in vitamins A, C and E, in a variety of minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, selenium), carbohydrates and fibers. One pomegranate can cover 40% of vitamin C and 25% of folate that an adult needs daily. It also contains high amount of fibers and has low calories. The beneficial properties of pomegranate due to the high concentration of phenols, being greater than that of red wine and blueberries, skull and orange. Only in pomegranates is the phenolic substance “punicalagins” (from the Latin name of pomegranate Punica). A research shows that pomegranate slows the development of prostate tumor and contributes to the repair of DNA damage that can cause tumorigenesis. Antioxidants that abundantly present in the pomegranate juice seems to prevent and suppress the various types of cancer, particularly that of the prostate and skin. Pomegranates are high in substances called polyphenols that have been shown to reduce the biochemical processes associated with allergies.

If you look for a natural aphrodisiac, forget mussels and grasp pomegranates! A new study reveals that men and women who daily drank a glass of pomegranate juice showed inside two weeks sharp increase in the levels of “sex hormone”.