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Persimmons, the fruit of eternal youth

Persimmons, sometimes called “the fruit of the gods”, are not popular everywhere in the word, but they are definitely a blessing you must include into your diet! This fruit, Diospyros kaki by its scientific name, looks like a tomato and tastes like a melon, and it is considered an elixir of youth. Its benefits are assured by its high concentration of vitamins and minerals; persimmons fight against aging, and they benefit the health of the heart and the liver.

Source: Wikipedia.org
Source: Wikipedia.org

If you haven’t had the courage so far to pick persimmons from among all the available exotic fruits in supermarkets, now it’s time to find out that this fruit, originating from China, is exceptionally delicious, and it is rich in nutrients.

Persimmons look like unripe tomatoes, they taste like a combination of melons and peaches, and they are the elixir of youth. They slow down the aging of the cells and they preserve the health of the heart due to their composition rich in glucose, vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium and tannin; the latter ingredient considerably reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, diabetes and the diseases of the liver, and it improves the health of the skin.

Wrinkles, acne and the lack of luminosity of the skin have a common solution: the fruit of the gods! Persimmons have antiseptic properties, which make them excellent in combatting arterial hypertension, enterocolitis and haemorrhages.

Source: Wikipedia.org
Source: Wikipedia.org

Persimmons are very sweet and they contain lots of calories – around 200 per a single fruit. Therefore, you shouldn’t pamper yourself too much with eating lots of this fruit if you wish to stay slim. The good news is, though, that this exotic fruit, besides its excellent health and beauty benefits, gives a lot of energy, and it can successfully replace energy drinks or coffee.

In addition, “the fruit of the gods” is the ally of those who fight a hangover after an alcohol-filled party. If, after a night out, you are bothered by a headache, nausea or dizziness, eat a persimmon to speed up the elimination of alcohol from your system, and to reduce discomfort caused by hangover.