Autumn offers us very nutritious foods, real superfoods that help us prepare for winter
THEautunno it offers us very nutritious foods, real ones superfoods that help us face this season and prepare for winter. The gifts of autumn come from the garden, the orchard, the vineyard and the woods.
In fact, finally, in autumn we can harvest chestnuts, grapes and pomegranate fruits and we can taste the gifts that our garden offers us in these months, such as pumpkins, cabbages and cauliflowers. Let's not forget to bring seasonal autumn products to the table to fill up on health thanks to our diet.
Here are some of the delicacies that autumn offers us and that we can best enjoy this season. We also emphasize the importance of prefer local, organic food and cultivated with respect for the environment and health.
You may not know it, but pumpkin, one of the symbolic vegetables of autumn, is a source of both vitamin A and omega 3 fatty acids. Pumpkin pulp is rich in antioxidants and carotenoids, as well as beneficial minerals. The taste of pumpkin goes well with both sweet and savory dishes.
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The pomegranate is a real one casket of health. It is a source of antioxidants and also contains important minerals such as manganese, potassium, zinc, copper and phosphorus. The composition of this precious fruit is completed with water, sugars and fibers. Its water richness and its potassium content make it a useful food to purify the body and to stimulate diuresis.
THEgrape it is a truly beneficial fruit for health. It is rich in natural antioxidants that protect the skin and the whole organism from aging. L'black grapes it is very rich in polyphenols which promote circulation. We also speak of ampelotherapy to refer to a real grape cure useful for purifying our body.
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Le chestnuts they are a major source of mineral salts, they contain 7% of proteins, 9% of lipids and 84% of carbohydrates. Like all foods of plant origin, chestnuts are cholesterol-free. 100 grams of chestnuts (edible part) provide 81 mg of phosphorus, 30 mg of calcium, 0,9 mg of iron and 395 mg of potassium.
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Cabbage is considered to be among the most nutritious vegetables in the world. They are rich in fiber, calcium and essential fatty acids. They are a source of antioxidants and natural enzymes that help our body detoxify. They protect the heart and arteries and help prevent hypertension.
A apple a day keeps the doctor away, especially if it is organic, so we can avoid the problem of pesticides. When an apple is organic, we can easily eat its peel, which is the richest part of this fruit in antioxidants. Apples are also an important source of vitamins and fiber that facilitate the functionality of our intestines.
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Precisely during the autumn season we find the tastiest and juiciest pears available. Here then we can include these fruits even more in our diet to enrich it with vitamins and fibers. The pears when they are cooked they are even sweeter and using them as an ingredient in a cake helps us to add less sugar.
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I cauliflower they have the advantage of being able to be tasted both raw and cooked. They are rich in substances that are beneficial to health, which protect us from serious diseases such as tumors and which help us keep cholesterol levels under control. Let's try to taste thinly sliced cauliflower in salads or as a side dish, cooked in the oven or steamed.
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I Kiwi they are a fruit very rich in vitamin C. Although they are not citrus fruits, their vitamin C content is noteworthy and can exceed that of oranges. Kiwis are also an important source of minerals, such as copper and potassium.
Il bergamot is the jewel of Calabria. The harvesting season begins in autumn. It is mainly used for the preparation of jams and a juice considered very beneficial for health due to its richness in vitamins and natural antioxidants.
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