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Seasonal fruit and vegetables in December
- Feijoa — healthy fruit
- Garnet — valuable for health food product
- Black radish — a vegetable that is gaining force in December
- Quince is a fruit that is only good for recycling
- Pumpkin — a fruit with a great history
- Persimmon — the “food of the gods”, available to everyone
The nightmare locavore — strawberries in December and tomatoes in January. And experts on nutrition and a healthy lifestyle are also advised to consume fruits and vegetables in season. But in the winter not much room for choice, because most of the traditional gifts of nature with the arrival of cold weather ends the period of its vegetation. What fruit should pay attention to in December?
Feijoa — healthy fruit
The fruit of this evergreen shrub can often be seen on the shelves of supermarkets and grown in the southern hemisphere appear in local stores in mid-autumn and early winter. Everyone has their own associations with this fruit. Someone its taste resembles the taste of pineapple, and someone thinks it like strawberries and kiwi at the same time. The characteristic astringent taste of the fruit due to members of their composition of tannins, but of most interest to health is present in feijoa iodine. The amount more than covers your daily requirement for this microelement, so that the consumption of these vegetables useful to all without exception, because a large part of the population of Russia is suffering from a lack of iodine in the body.
Present in these fruits and other nutrients — sugars, organic acids, tannins, pectin, essential oils, vitamins and mineral salts. Feijoa has earned the love of those who are dissatisfied with their weight, because it helps them lose weight. Overall this is a useful fruit in diseases of the thyroid gland, anemia, chronic fatigue, hypertension.
Garnet — valuable for health food product
From early summer until the autumn flowering of these trees, and with the advent of cold weather, they are beginning to bear fruit, with the formation and ripening lasts almost until spring. So in December, they should actively include in your diet though to make anybody especially and is not necessary, because as far as fruits are good, they are so delicious. Rich in tannins, sugars, vitamins, minerals, organic acids, catechins, alkaloids, they are the first agent for anemia, which often makes itself felt in the cold season, with apathy, fatigue and lethargy.
Everything in these foods is helpful, even the peel, which anciently used to combat diarrhea. It is proved that these bright red fruits may help with joint problems, to improve blood flow to the heart that can make a positive contribution to the treatment of atherosclerosis. Regular consumption of pomegranate in food is beneficial to the reproductive system, and this property will be appreciated by couples wishing to become parents.
Black radish — a vegetable that is gaining force in December
In Russia the greatest distribution was received black and green margelanica radish. However, the latter is considered the most precocious culture, and black made to plant much later and in spite of a longer growing season. The late varieties ripen by the end of September, but if you consider that vegetables require 2 months to fill out, what to eat they should once in December. The benefits of black radish for health cannot be overstated. With the advent of cold weather, the particular hunt for her open mothers of infants suffering from colds, because radish juice improves expectoration and hastens recovery.
The food can be eaten not only very rich in volatile pulp and tops, adding it to the hash and soups. Few people know that different parts of a radish are useful in their own way. In the apical tougher part is concentrated the highest concentration of ascorbic acid, which acts as a prevention of flu and colds. The middle is of the greatest interest on the part of taste, after all she is the most sugary and crispy and the “tail” is the concentration of glucosinolates — substances with bactericidal, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Quince is a fruit that is only good for recycling
There are among nature’s gifts of food with a very deceptive appearance. These include quince, the fruits of which ripen in mid-autumn. In principle, the expected improvement in their palatability to the Dec is not necessary, since ive under no circumstances will not be juicy and soft, but its unique flavor will remain with her and after processing. The fruit is pure and the food did not take. Quince make jam, jelly, marmalade, boiled compote. Rich in organic acids, pectin, carbohydrates, protein, macro – and microelements, it is able to normalize blood pressure, improve your well-being in case of tiredness and fatigue.
Quince can be used as a means of prevention of cardiovascular diseases, digestive diseases, obesity and diabetes. Rich in fiber, it has beneficial effects on metabolism and improves intestinal peristalsis.
Pumpkin — a fruit with a great history
Traditional for Russians, the vegetables include a lot of various gifts of nature, including pumpkin. About it legends, write stories, after all, today it is known that it is one of the oldest and most popular fruit in the world. Pumpkin is a constant component of baby and dietary food, because it is well absorbed by the body, is well suited to prepare all kinds of salads, side dishes and cereals. In Russia the pumpkin baked with honey and also used as dishes for cooking different dishes.
Pumpkin acts as a great source of vitamin A, which is indicated by its bright orange color, but there are many other valuable and useful minerals — potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin D, vitamin K, group B. Pumpkin improves metabolism, strengthens the immune system and can even help increase muscle mass in athletes.
Persimmon — the “food of the gods”, available to everyone
As soon as the trees let fall the last leaves on the shelves there are these bright orange fruits, which in Greek referred to as the “food of the gods”. Some varieties produce fruit until the frost and then take them off until mid-December. One of the first on the tables of lovers of these fruits appear “kinglet,” featuring a strong and sweet brown flesh, but the majority of the other varieties is required to stand in the heat or exposure to frost to get rid of the characteristic astringent taste.
Persimmons are rich in a huge number of useful substances, which determine its medicinal effect. This fruit is of great interest to people suffering from cardiovascular diseases, anemia, hypertension and thyroid diseases. Scientific studies confirm that it is able to normalize lipid metabolism, so it is no fears you can include in the diet suffering from obesity, and low glycemic index makes it suitable for diabetics. These foods can and should be included in your diet in December.
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