Pomegranate juice belongs to natural immunomodulators, it is rich in antioxidants and anthocyanins and has a beneficial effect on intestinal activity, where a significant part of immune cells is formed, Moisenko noted.
“Pomegranate juice has always been considered the healthiest. It contains a large amount of antioxidants and anthocyanins, active substances that support the immune response. It is a natural immunomodulator. Pomegranate juice also improves the intestinal activity, where 80 percent of the cells necessary for the immune response are produced,” she explained.
According to the nutritionist, the use of pomegranate juice gives strength, causes a feeling of a surge of energy. In some cases, this effect is associated with an increase in hemoglobin levels in the blood, Moisenko believes.
“Pomegranate juice raises the level of hemoglobin in the blood and helps in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia, which is often detected in people who complain of a lack of energy. This is due to vitamin C, terpenes, copper and iron in its composition,” she said.
In addition, pomegranate juice contains polyunsaturated fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins, Moisenko continued. “Pomegranate juice contains fat-soluble vitamins D, E and K, as well as omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, albeit in small amounts,” she listed.
The benefit of pomegranate juice will be doubled if consumed within half an hour after preparation, the nutritionist believes. “It is better to make the juice yourself and dilute it with water. If you drink it within half an hour after preparation, you can get almost double the benefit,” added Moisenko.
When buying a drink, one should carefully consider its composition, the nutritionist noted. She recommends choosing products containing only pomegranate juice and water, no sugar or other preservatives.
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