‘Pomegranate fresh fruit’ juice for middle-aged couples.. Unexpected effect?

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A glass of water topped with a thin lemon boosts the body’s metabolism. How about fresh pomegranate juice? Pomegranate is well known as a good food for relieving menopausal symptoms. Its strong antioxidant effect helps men’s prostate health. Let a middle-aged couple relax while drinking pomegranate juice. There are also unexpected health benefits.

◆ The powerful antioxidant action of pomegranate… Why is it good for men?

The many anthocyanins in the flesh and peel of pomegranate help reduce oxidation and damage to the body through strong antioxidant action. Helps improve kidney and liver function. It is especially helpful in preventing prostate cancer in men. Prostate cancer has a large number of patients, with 14,857 new cases in Korea pouring out in 2018 alone. It ranked 4th among male cancers (National Cancer Registry). Pomegranate, which is good for women’s menopause, also helps men’s health. It is a good food for middle-aged couples to eat together.

◆ Effect of alleviating symptoms of menopause in women… Helps prevent and treat depression and bone loss

The representative health effect of pomegranate is the relief of menopausal symptoms in women who are also going through menopause. It also helps prevent and treat depression and bone loss. It is effective in maintaining health when the female hormone (estrogen) is rapidly decreasing. It is also involved in the inhibition of cancer cells such as breast cancer due to its strong antioxidant action. Pomegranate peel prevents inflammation of the body caused by intestinal microbes and bacteria and has an effect on reducing cholesterol in the blood (Data from the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences).

◆ Vitamin C effect of lime and lemon… Reduce fatigue and boost immunity

Lime, which has a sour and sweet taste, is rich in citric acid and vitamin C, which is good for feeling of helplessness, preventing dead skin cells, and enhancing immunity. The meat dish, lightly sprinkled with lime, enhances the palate. It is low in calories and helps in weight loss. Lemon has the same effect. If you are reluctant to drink fresh water, adding a thin slice of lemon helps to activate the body’s metabolism along with a refreshing feeling.

◆ How to make fresh pomegranate juice?

Prepare pomegranate eggs (100g), pomegranate juice (1 cup), honey (3 tablespoons), and carbonated water (3 cups). Here, lime or lemon (½), apple mint leaves (15g), ice (400g), etc. are additional ingredients. If you adjust the sugar content or acidity with blue using lime, lemon, or green tangerine, you can create a more refreshing taste.

1) Slice the lime thinly and tear the apple mint leaves into small pieces. 2) Mix honey with pomegranate juice. 3) Fill a glass with only ⅓ of the pomegranate juice and fill it with ice. 4) Place one lime in the glass and sprinkle with pomegranate eggs. 5) Pour carbonated water and top with apple mint leaves to finish.

You can also use commercially available pomegranate juice by carefully examining the ingredient list. Instead of lime or lemon, you can include other fresh fruit. You can use cider, but drinking it often is not good. If using cider, cut the amount of honey in half. There is no need to prepare subsidiary materials cumbersome. You can make juice with only pomegranate and various raw fruits.

Reporter Kim Yong-eok [email protected]kormedi.com

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