Pomegranate And Constipation

Nowadays, many people are suffering from constipation, and consumption of fruits is a great way to relive the symptoms. Pomegranate’s edible parts contain the highest dietary fiber content than other fruits. The difference in between pomegranate and other coarse grains such as corn is that the dietary fiber contained in pomegranate is water-soluble and they won’t be decomposed by enzymes in the alimentary canal of the human body. They can also swell and greatly increase the volume of manure which can prevent constipation and can ease the symptoms of diarrhea. At the same time, intestinal bacteria use these fibers to ferment and produce b-group vitamins which are essential for the health of the body.

In fact, pomegranate flesh should be eaten with the seeds together. They are able to regulate gastrointestinal functionality and enhance digestion. People suffering from constipation are able to alleviate their symptoms. The pomegranates in the market can be categorized into two groups: The ones with hard seeds and the ones with soft seeds. Hard-seed pomegranate contain crude fiber which will produce extensive intestinal stimulation. They are suitable for those people having severe symptoms. On the other hand, the soft-seed pomegranates are suitable for those with a minor symptom.

For elderly who have difficulties to chew pomegranate seeds, the seeds can be consumed after making them into juice or break them into pieces, and you should also avoid eating too much in a single day to avoid some side effects.

Image provided By Nasser-sadeghi (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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