Autumn and winter is a difficult time for the body. Then it is easy to get infections. It is worth supporting your immune system by reaching for fruit and vegetables. But which ones should you eat at that time?
Autumn and winter are the times when it is easier to get a cold or an infection. That is why it is so important to take special care of your diet during this period. It should be rich in minerals and vitamins. And you will find them in seasonal vegetables and fruits. What are the best vegetables to reach for when the summer is over?
Vegetables worth eating in the autumn
What vegetables are worth eating in the autumn? At this time of year it is best to eat zucchini, garlic, cabbage, onions, carrots, peppers, beets, tomatoes, potatoes, yams, parsley, broccoli, corn or green beans. However, the queen of autumn is undoubtedly pumpkin, which is also a source of beta-carotenes, folic acid, magnesium and B vitamins. Eating it has anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects. In turn, the inclusion of spinach and kale in our diet is guaranteed to give us strength and energy for the entire day. They support the immune system and the nervous system. Zucchini and eggplant contain a wealth of antioxidants and improve digestion. Beet is a huge dose of iron, so it should be especially used by people with anemia and those who would like to strengthen their circulatory system
Garlic and onions are in turn natural antibiotics. It is worth eating them especially during periods of illness and weakening of the body. They have strong anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. They can be a perfect supplement of colds treatment.
Fruits which are worth including in your diet
Autumn is undoubtedly the perfect time for citrus fruits. Oranges, tangerines, grapefruits – at this time they taste the best and are the most juicy. Citrus fruits are a huge dose of vitamin C, already eating one orange or two tangerines is able to meet the daily requirement for it. In turn, the essential oils contained in these fruits have a beneficial effect on our mood, and have a relaxing effect. Citrus fruits also contain naringin, which has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Eating them not only increases immunity, but also reduces the risk of cancer
At this time of year it is also worth eating apples and pears, which are a source of iron, zinc, potassium and fiber. Additionally, they are low in calories and reduce the risk of developing type II diabetes. These fruits also strengthen the circulatory system. The pear additionally helps prevent constipation
It is worth remembering that it is always better to reach for local products, which is something most people forget when they see shelves in supermarkets overloaded with goods. However, choosing such fruits and vegetables, is not only a support for domestic producers, but also a guarantee that they did not have to go through many hours of travel in boxes before they reached the stores. Thus, it is much more likely that such food will contain less chemicals, and this, as we know, is not good for our body.
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