A nutritionist explains the benefits and harms of pomegranate
Dr. Anton Brekin, a Russian nutrition expert, stated that pomegranate has anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving and other beneficial properties. However, some people need to limit their intake.
The expert points out that the pomegranate contains many substances with antioxidant properties, vitamins C, A and group B, potassium, manganese, folic and nicotinic acids.
And he says: “Pomegranate juice is also considered a mild diuretic and choleretic agent, and it has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and analgesic properties. Pomegranate juice is recommended for diarrhea, but it is not recommended to take it concentrated, especially if a person suffers from gastritis or stomach ulcers. caution should be used pomegranate and food allergies.
It is also never recommended to take pomegranate juice with certain medications, especially for lowering cholesterol levels.
And he adds: contrary to popular belief, the percentage of iron in pomegranate is small and difficult to digest. Therefore, only 5 percent of it is absorbed by the body. In addition, this amount of iron must undergo a number of changes before it can be included in metabolic processes.
He says: “Therefore, the prevailing opinion that pomegranate is able to increase hemoglobin in the blood is only partly true. That is, to maintain an optimal level of iron with pomegranate juice, only because in this case a person must drink several liters of iron per day, which is fraught with many risks, including an increased risk of developing diabetes.
Source: Izvestia newspaper.