Endocrinologist Pavlova: persimmon is good for the thyroid gland because it contains iodine


Endocrinologist Zukhra Pavlova spoke about the beneficial properties of persimmon. He gave several recommendations for its use.

In Russia, it is the season of persimmon – a large, bright orange berry with a rich, sometimes astringent taste. The juiciest and ripest fruits appear on store shelves by November.

100 grams of persimmon contain few calories, but many useful substances, including calcium, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, iron, iodine, sodium and magnesium.

Pavlova recommends adding ripe persimmons to your diet after breakfast or lunch . How often can you eat persimmon?

Small fruits – one piece per day, large ones – 2-3 times a week, one piece. One medium persimmon (250 grams) contains
about 170 kcal.

Benefits of persimmon

— Persimmon contains one of the most important elements of the body’s functioning – iodine, which is rarely found in plant foods. It is very useful for the normal functioning of the thyroid gland, the endocrinologist noted in her Telegram channel.

It contains many antioxidants, including beta-carotene. It slows down the aging process by fighting free radicals and protecting cells from destruction.

The doctor notes that in Japan, persimmon and tea from its leaves are used to eliminate the smell of aging.

Persimmons contain a lot of vitamin C in combination with B vitamins. They take care of our immunity and protect against viruses.

Persimmon contains a lot of potassium, so it is recommended for heart patients. Potassium promotes better contractile function of the heart and removes sodium, which helps reduce blood pressure.

It also contains a lot of magnesium, helps normalize sleep, stimulates intestinal function and helps remove sodium.

Persimmon is rich in iron, and also normalizes stool.

All this applies only to ripe fruits, the doctor emphasizes. If it is not ripe, it can lead to constipation, stomach pain, and bloating.

A few words about the dangers of persimmon

Allergies to it are quite rare, but this possibility cannot be ruled out.

Excessive consumption can provoke phytobezoars – dense accumulations of cellulose, tannin and lignin that disrupt gastric permeability.

Persimmons contain quite a lot of sugar and carbohydrates (18.5 grams per 100 grams of product), so it can provoke a sharp jump in blood sugar.

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