The succulent and beautiful PERSIMMON is my focus today! Not only does it provide a variety of health benefits, but it is quite filling and delicious!
As people become more health conscious, what were once an off the radar delicacy from exotic lands, such as the persimmon, has now become widely available.
Persimmons have a magical taste, rich, sweet and juicy; they work well solo, in smoothies, and desserts. As they are super sweet, they can be used as a sugar substitute in many recipes. Many high cuisine restaurants have added persimmons to their menus because of their unique and delicious flavor. Persimmons are not only divine tasting they also major provide health benefits.
There are many digestive health benefits of eating persimmons. They have a fibrous texture and thus provide a good dose of fiber for the diet. Persimmons are also fat free, and they are a good source of healthy carbohydrates and natural sugar.
The compounds shibuol and betulinic acid found in persimmons are believed to have cancer-fighting properties. Persimmons are also rich in vitamin A(you can spot that by it’s rich orange color). Eating the persimmons can wonderous for the skin since persimmon peel is known to posses certain phytochemicals. Phytochemicals are amazing at destroying free radicals and slowing the aging process.
Eating a raw persimmons are useful for treating constipation, hemorrhoids and diarrhea. Persimmons are even used to slow or stop bleeding. Persimmons are cooked in dishes to treat lung disease and asthma, in China it is old remedy to cure hiccups!
Here is a smoothie I whipped up in the spirit of the Persimmons! Go to your local farmer’s market, there are plenty to pick from, fuyu which resembles a tomato and the hachiya is more heart shaped and softer. ENJOY!
You will need:
8oz of coconut milk
1/2 cup of pineapple
1 cup of frzn strawberries
1 tbsp of organic greens powder
1 tsp of maca
1 tsp of MSM