Fruit bones: good and bad

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"Everything is poison, and everything is a medicine - both determine the dose."The well-known statement of Paracelsus is true about not only medicines, but also many products that are in our diet.

It's hard to believe in this, especially if it's about the favorites of doctors and nutritionists - fruits and berries. Tasty and, of course, useful - where is the "poison" in them? And he is hidden behind a dense shell of bones. In the bones of plums, peaches, apricots, cherries, cherries is a substance such as glycoside amygdalin( which is sometimes called vitamin B17).It is believed that this component has unique abilities, it is cleaved in the stomach with the release of hydrocyanic acid. This acid is the strongest poison, at a dosage of 1 mg / kg of body weight is lethal to humans.

Nevertheless, if you eat a few fruit nucleoli a day, you can not die, but it's quite possible to be cured. Being plant embryos, they contain a huge amount of vitamins and minerals.

The general rule for those who decided to engage in "bone healing": the nuclei that have to be released from the bone shell, in the daily diet should be no more than 10. The number of those that have a pronounced bitter taste( evidence of high content of amygdaline), it is better to reduce to 3-5.

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Kernel kernels, cherries, peaches, plums are rarely used in home practice, however, they are based on infusions that help with joints, kidneys, cardiovascular pathologies. The most useful bones and kernels are in pomegranate, grapes and apricots.

1. Bones of pomegranate

To spit out them it is not necessary, especially to women: phytohormones of "royal" fruit are beneficial for well-being during menstruation and with menopause.

Pomegranate bones reduce cholesterol, remove toxins, fight with helminthic invasions. They are rich in fiber, normalize the work of the intestines.

Pomegranate stones contain vitamin E, iron, polyunsaturated fatty acids.

When using pomegranate stones, you need to observe the measure! They can damage the gums, and in large quantities - cause an attack of appendicitis. It is recommended to grind them with a little sugar and take 1 tsp.in a day.

2. Grape seeds

Grapes "for lazy" - kishmish - should go to the background: varieties with bones are much more useful! Particular attention should be paid to red grapes: this is the record for antioxidants. Contained in his bones phytoestrogens normalize the health of a woman who has crossed the 45-year mark.

Grape seeds rejuvenate the body, strengthen the vessels, reduce the risk of blood clots and tumors.

What contains: vitamins A, E, K, zinc, copper, selenium, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, plant phenolic compounds, resveratrol( the strongest antioxidant).

3. Apricot Bones

A favorite additive to sweets in the Middle East: the kernels are calcined in the oven, thereby destroying the amygdalin and making the treat( when consumed in small amounts) almost harmless.

Apricot bones have antioxidant effect, remove toxins

Apricot bones are rich in vitamins A, C, E, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, polyunsaturated fatty acids.

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