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What are the health benefits of Jambolan fruit?
The medicinal properties of this plant are not only found in the fruit, but in the leaves and stems as well. Like for example:
- antibacterial properties,
- antiviral and antiallergic in the leaves and anti-inflammatory and anticarcinogenic in the stem.
Anthocyanins, substances present in the fruit because of its purple color, fight free radicals, preventing premature aging of cells, maintaining the health of the entire organism. In addition, they serve as food dyes and studies have shown that anthocyanins also have a very important function: killing leukemic cells! Published in 2006, the master’s thesis by Daniella Dias P. Campos, from Unicamp, was based on the investigation of the effects of jambolan extract, rich in anthocyanins and which led to the death of around 90% of leukemic cells. tested the applications in healthy cells and the death of these did not exceed 20%.
Other phytochemicals present in the fruit are excellent for protecting health, such as polyphenol, preventing and treating chronic and non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases.
Studies show that fruit consumption is directly linked to the prevention of chronic and non-communicable diseases, possibly due to the increased consumption of antioxidant compounds, which protect our bodies from carcinogens that come into daily contact with our bodies, which can cause our cells to mutate. and form, in the future, a cancer. These compounds found in some fruits and vegetables help our cells defend themselves against this mutation, and jambolan has great antioxidant activity, even greater than blueberries and blackberries , which are extensively studied, with the seed being the part with the greatest antioxidant concentration than the peel or pulp, and can be used in antioxidant extracts.
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