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12/03/2019 09:15
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한 달 전에 석류(Pomegranate) 씨의 열댓개를 젖은 paper towl에 싸서 zip-lock 비닐봉지에 한 10일 정도 놔두었더니 싻이 났다. 이들을 투명한 plastic cola cups에 진흙 1/2, coco nut 가루 1/2, 그리고 모래 반컵에 옮겨심고 자라기를 기다린다. 북반부인 이곳 Calif.는 겨울이라 해가 짧은 지라, 병아리 부화통에 넣고 전등불의 熱과 빛을 쪼이면서 매일 들여다 본다.

왜 이래야 하는고?

우선 가치있는 일거리를 마련함이 첫째요, 그 다음은 이 과일은 자그마치 15가지의 필요한 영양소를 제공한다. 수천년 전부터 중동지방에서는 약 대신 복용했던 이유가 여기에 있다. 한국에도 석류가 자라지만, 원래 사막지대처럼 건조한 곳의 과일인 고로 캘리포니아 기후에 적합하다. 더구나 키도 그리 크지가 않아서 가정집에서 키우기에 적당하다.

최근에는 씨까지 먹는 종류로 개발되었으니, 그냥 씹어먹어도 별탈이 없으나 익숙하지 않아서 거부반응이 있다. 따라서100% juice를 사서 즐길 수도 있다. 알아보니 Amazon에서 48 oz POM brand를 $10 하는 고로 내 새 삸이 4년 자라기를 기다릴 이유가 없겠지? 그동안에 각종 좋은 성분을 섭취하지 못하면 결국 심장병, 당뇨증, 전립선 암, anti-oxident 효과, 남성정력 강화, 혈압조절, 비타민 C, 소화불량 해결, 관절엽 제거, 임신율 증가, 치매감소, virus 저항령 증가, 기억력 상승, 체력 증진... 한마디로 매우 훌륭한 과일이라는 거. "Fifteen Health Benefits of Pomegrantes Juice" 를 타자해 보면...

Here are some of the potential benefits of pomegranate.

1. Antioxidants

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Pomegranates have been eaten throughout history for their health benefits. Nowadays, the juice of this fruit is a popular part of healthy diets.

Pomegranate seeds get their vibrant red hue from polyphenols. These chemicals are powerful antioxidants.

Pomegranate juice contains higher levels of antioxidants than most other fruit juices. It also has three times more antioxidants than red wine and green tea. The antioxidants in pomegranate juice can help remove free radicals, protect cells from damage, and reduce inflammation.

2. Vitamin C

The juice of a single pomegranate has more than 40 percent of your daily requirement of vitamin C. Vitamin C can be broken down when pasteurized, so opt for homemade or fresh pomegranate juice to get the most of the nutrient.

3. Cancer prevention

Pomegranate juice recently made a splash when researchers found that it may help stop the growth of prostate cancer cells. Despite multiple studies on the effects of the juice on prostate cancer, results are still preliminary.

While there haven't been long-term studies with humans that prove that pomegranate juice prevents cancer or reduces the risk, adding it to your diet certainly can't hurt. There have been encouraging results in studies so far, and bigger studies are now being done.

4. Alzheimer's disease protection

The antioxidants in the juice and their high concentration are believed to stall the progress of Alzheimer disease and protect memory.

5. Digestion

Pomegranate juice can reduce inflammation in the gut and improve digestion. It may be beneficial for people with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and other inflammatory bowel diseases.

While there are conflicting beliefs and research on whether pomegranate juice helps or worsens diarrhea, most doctors recommend avoiding it until you are feeling better and your symptoms have subsided.

6. Anti-inflammatory

Pomegranate juice is a powerful anti-inflammatory because of its high concentration of antioxidants. It can help reduce inflammation throughout the body and prevent oxidative stress and damage.

7. Arthritis

Flavonols in pomegranate juice may help block the inflammation that contributes to osteoarthritis and cartilage damage. The juice is currently being studiedTrusted Source for its potential effects on osteoporosisrheumatoid arthritis, and other types of arthritis and joint inflammation.

8. Heart disease

Pomegranate juice is in the running as the most heart-healthy juice. It appears to protect the heart and arteries.

Small studiesTrusted Source have shown that the juice improves blood flow and keeps the arteries from becoming stiff and thick. It may also slow the growth of plaque and buildup of cholesterol in the arteries. But pomegranate may react negatively with blood pressure and cholesterol medications like statins.

Be sure to talk with your doctor before indulging in the juice or taking a pomegranate extract supplement.

9. Blood pressure

Drinking pomegranate juice daily may also help lower systolic blood pressure. A comprehensive review of randomized controlled trials stated that it would be beneficial for heart health to include pomegranate juice daily.

10. Antiviral

Between the vitamin C and other immune-boosting nutrients like vitamin E, pomegranate juice can prevent illness and fight off infection. Pomegranates have also been shown to be antibacterial and antiviral in lab tests. They are being studied for their effects on common infections and viruses.

11. Vitamin-rich

In addition to vitamin C and vitamin E, pomegranate juice is a good source of folatepotassium, and vitamin K.

Whether you decide to add pomegranate to your daily diet or just sip on it every now and then, check the label to ensure that it is 100 percent pure pomegranate juice, without added sugar. Or, juice it fresh.

12. Memory

Drinking 8 ounces of pomegranate juice a daily may improve learning and memory, according to a recent study.

13. Sexual performance and fertility

Pomegranate juice's concentration of antioxidants and ability to impact oxidative stress make it a potential fertility aid. Oxidative stress has been shown to cause sperm dysfunction and decrease fertility in women.

The juice has also been shown to help reduce oxidative stress in the placenta. But researchers don't yet know the exact benefits this may provide. Drinking pomegranate juice can also increase testosterone levels in men and women, one of the main hormones behind sex drive.

14. Endurance and sports performance

Move over, tart cherry and beet juice. Pomegranate juice may be the new sport performance enhancer. The juice may help reduce soreness and improve strength recovery. It also decreases oxidative damage caused by exercise.

15. Diabetes

Pomegranate was traditionally used as a remedy for diabetes in the Middle East and India. While much is still unknown about the effects of pomegranate on diabetes, it may help decrease insulin resistance and lower blood sugar



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