In autumn, nature gives us a lot of vegetables and fruits rich in vitamins and trace elements. Therefore, in the fall we need to eat healthy foods that will increase our immunity before winter.
Pumpkin is a leader among all autumn vegetables and fruits in terms of nutrients. Pumpkin has more beta-carotene than carrots and more iron than beets. This low-calorie food is suitable for the diet menu, and it also speeds up metabolic processes in the body.
Pumpkin also contains B vitamins, as well as vitamins K, A, C, E, PP and many others, which are not very common, but necessary for our body. Among the trace elements in the pumpkin contains: calcium and magnesium, copper and iron, cobalt. They help restore blood and are useful for patients with anemia.
When buying a pumpkin, try to choose not large or small pumpkins, but medium-sized fruits. Pay attention to the stalk – it should be dry and dark (this means that the vegetable is fully ripe).
Figs are rich in antioxidants and useful amino acids. Despite the fact that figs have almost no acid, it contains a lot of vitamin C. Figs are quite high in calories and contain a lot of fructose. But it contains substances that accelerate the fermentation of sugar, which means that all the sweetness of figs will only benefit you.
It also contains a lot of fiber, which has a positive effect on the gastrointestinal tract and normalizes the timely excretion of toxins from the body. Try eating it in the morning, adding to cereals, muesli, cheese, yogurt and smoothies.
The riper this purple vegetable, the more useful it is. Eggplants contain not only vitamins (groups B, A, P, C), but also phosphorus and magnesium, copper and iron, calcium and manganese, potassium and zinc, tannins, pectin. They lower cholesterol, remove excess fluid from the body, and a large amount of fiber in them helps cleanse the intestines of toxins.
A great option is to bake whole eggplants, then chop them and mix them with fresh tomatoes and arugula. And you can stuff them with minced meat or vegetables.
Tomatoes grow almost until winter. They contain essential vitamins C and K, mineral salts, organic acids.
Tomatoes contain the powerful antioxidant lycopene, which not only improves the brain and cardiovascular system, but also prevents the risk of cancer. The most useful are pink tomatoes, orange-yellow and cherry. When buying tomatoes, choose only fully ripe vegetables or leave them to ripen in a dry dark place.
Autumn varieties of pears are not only very tasty, but also useful. This juicy delicacy is an excellent source of potassium, fiber, vitamin C. Pears have a wonderful effect on the intestinal microflora and improve metabolism.
They can be used in many dishes. For example, make a pear duck, pear pie, smoothie. Add pears to various salads: with greens and walnuts, with prosciutto and arugula.
If you notice dangerous symptoms of the gastrointestinal tract, be sure to see a doctor, because if it turns out to be ulcerative colitis, treatment (such as drugs such as Apo-Prednisone or Dexona) should be started as soon as possible!