Pomegranate seeds - a valuable product, and the juice out of it - a real treasure.

What is useful grenades?

1. Contains polyphenols. This natural antioxidants that fight free radicals, the culprits of cancer and premature aging. Polyphenols inhibit the formation of atherosclerotic plaques, and thus protect against heart and vascular diseases.

2. Organic acids garnet stimulate digestion.

3. Pomegranate is rich in pectin, which helps in inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, improve appetite and digestion in general.

4. In the garnet lot of tannins. They make the mucous malovospriimchiva to the irritant, thereby protecting against infection and reduce inflammation in gastritis and inflammation of the gums.

5. Pomegranate - a low-calorie product. 100 grams - just 62 calories.


the content of tannins

1. Pomegranate juice - 0.82 mg

2. Pear juice - 0.29 mg

3. Apple juice - 0 mg

How to choose

Look for the manufacturer. If not specified, the juice can not be bought.

On the package it should be written: "Pomegranate juice direct extraction, highest grade."

Do not buy the nectar. This means that the juice was diluted at least 5-7 times.

As part of the juice should be no dyes.

Juice should not contain sucrose.

In natural pomegranate juice may not be preservatives.

How to store

Fresh pomegranate juice is stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. The most useful juice - freshly cooked yourself. Keep the juice is not necessary, it is better to drink.

Sterilized pomegranate juice in Banks can be stored for up to a year.

How to cook

Roll the grenades on the table, lightly pressing on the fetus.

When the grenade is soft, make a small cut near his "root" and squeeze the juice into a container.

Ready juice can be diluted with water or beet juice. So you protect the tooth enamel from acid attack.

Facts and myths about health

Is it true that the sun faster wrinkles and earphone port rumor?

The sun - the cause of wrinkles

It's true! The skin consists of collagen and elastin proteins, so it is as strong and resilient. But with age, these proteins break down under the influence of various factors. One of the main - the sun. Its ultraviolet rays penetrate the skin and destroy collagen and elastin fibers, which leads to the formation of wrinkles.

What to do?

Abandon the solarium. Artificial UV light is still more dangerous than natural.

Apply sunscreen not only in summer but also in winter.

Ear earphone port

It's true! Normally receptor hair cells capture sound vibrations and send impulses to the brain that can be detected as sound. With age, these receptors deteriorate and die. One of the reasons - the loud music in the headphones. In addition, the headphones enhance the formation of cerumen.

How to select, store and properly eat tofu?

Vegetable tofu rich in proteins and almost no fat and carbohydrates. In one version, the tofu puree prepared from soy, where the vaporized sea water splashes, or calcium sulfate. Now, instead of calcium sulfate used in the preparation of tofu vinegar or lemon juice.

Tofu is rich in soy protein, which helps to lower total cholesterol by 30%, and the level of "bad" cholesterol - by 35-40%, increasing the level of "good". Tofu on your desk - is prevention of atherothrombotic events, myocardial infarction and stroke.

Beneficial features

In any soy products a lot of phytoestrogens that have similar effects to estrogens, female sex hormones. During menopause, when levels of female hormones drops, soy phytoestrogens help to restore hormonal balance.

Tofu - a great source of iron. But the "vegetable" iron digested much worse than "beef". The situation can be corrected, if you add in the diet of foods rich in vitamin C: citrus fruits, fruit juices, berries, tomatoes, broccoli and cabbage. Can not eat tofu with coffee and tea, because caffeine blocks the absorption of iron.

The tofu 100 g of 73 kcal.

The pedestal of the protein content of Honor

1. Soybeans - 28.62 g

2. Tofu - 9.16 g

3. Soy sauce - 1.89 g

How to choose

Buy tofu without salt, without herbs and other supplements. "Correct" tofu should absorb the flavors of all the products to which it is added.

Firmer tofu fatter soft.

When choosing a tofu with a high content of calcium, look at the label reads "with a deposit of calcium" or "calcium sulphate".

Check the product's shelf life.

How to store

Closed pack with tofu in paper packing can be stored at room temperature. In the refrigerator in a sealed bag, he will be fresh for 5 months. Freeze the cheese is not: it does not lose its taste properties, but becomes porous and yellow.

After opening the package, wash the cheese and put it into the water. If possible, evacuate air from the container. Place the container in a refrigerator. Change the water every day, and you keep the tofu fresh for a week.

How to cook

Solid fried tofu with soft make sauces, soups and desserts. Tofu is tasteless, so it definitely spiced.

Recipe salad of tofu

You will need: 100 grams of tofu, an apple, a lemon, lettuce.

Cheese, diced apple grate, leaves coarsely tear hands.

lemon finely chop half of the second half to squeeze the juice.

Mix the ingredients.

This salad can be eaten with rice cakes or a slice of bread from wheat flour.