The warm season comes with a wide range of fruits and vegetables, all full of vitamins. Ideal is to look for local producers and choose organic products. Otherwise, it is essential to thoroughly clean the food as some are sprinkled or polished with various solutions designed to prolong their freshness.
Each season brings with it specific health problems, typical seasonal illnesses and inconveniences. But each season offers solutions to improve the general health of the body, strengthen the immune system and regain vitality. And all the more, summer is the ideal season to take advantage of the natural remedies that fruit and vegetables this season offers.
In the form of tarts, fruit salads, in combination with ice cream or in the form of smoothie, these are the fastest and healthiest choice we can integrate into the immunization menu for this summer:
cherries are considered superfruits due to their various anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, energizing and regenerating properties, being part of the list of the richest 20 foods rich in antioxidants. They have a high level of anthocyanin, a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes the action of free radicals, provides protection against infections and helps regulate blood pressure. Moreover, cherries are rich in vitamins A, C and fiber and contain 19 times more betacarotene than strawberries and blueberries, and are often recommended for detoxification of the body and especially the kidneys.
apricots is an essential source of fiber and beta-carotene, which stimulates brain activity and protects against cancer cells and heart disease. At the same time, because of the high iron, potassium, and especially vitamin A levels, apricots help improve visual acuity and give skin a shine.
Both cherries and apricots are delicious, consumed in a crumbly state, but you can try and cook without sugar or savory pudding in which to sprinkle these fruits. There is no better dessert in the hot season. But reduce as much sugar as possible.
peppers. Regardless of their color, peppers are a rich source of vitamin E, known for their skin and hair regeneration properties. At the same time, the fatty pepper enzymes, such as lutein, protect your eyes against cataracts and macular degeneration that can occur with age. To this is added vitamin C, beta-carotene, zinc and magnesium, beneficial for strengthening immunity, stimulation of adrenal gland function and digestive function.
peaches are ideal for preventing premature aging due to flavonoids and beta-carotene in the composition. These fruits are not only delicious, but also have special curative properties due to the variety of vitamins (A, C, E, K, the vitamin B complex) and chlorogenic acid – an antioxidant with a strong anti-inflammatory, immunostimulatory and anti-cancer role. The most important amount of peach nutrients is found in the skin and the pulp.
Melon red. In addition to its refreshing taste and its satiety, red watermelon is also known for its intense antioxidant effects and the rich amount of phyto-nutrients that help stimulate antibodies, faster toxin removal and increased energy levels. Its composition, where water and less calories predominate, includes important sources of vitamins A, C, beta-carotene, potassium and the vitamin B complex.
maize: It is based on a mix of various minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, manganese, copper, and vitamins C and E, which gives it the complex cereal status to protect the immune system. It prevents dementia, diabetes, hypertension, and cancer, with antioxidants continuing to prevent the appearance of tumors, due to the annihilation of the effects of free radicals. Also, corn thiamine has beneficial effects on memory, cognitive functions and nerve health.
Fruits of the forest: (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, blackberries) are an important source of resveratrol, the most powerful antioxidant known to lower "bad cholesterol" and increase "good cholesterol". Resveratrol prevents the growth of carcinogenic cells and stimulates the multiplication of healthy ones in the body, while also helping blood circulation as blood viscosity decreases. Forest fruits are also a natural remedy against premature aging, helping to maintain skin elasticity. Vitamin C, copper, selenium, zinc and iron are other properties of berries that help strengthen and stimulate the immune system.
tomatoes: remain an important source of vitamins and minerals (A and C, E, K, manganese, copper and zinc) and antioxidants with anti-cancer role: carotenoids, lycopenes and flavonoids. The special combination of these nutrients ensures skin health, blood glucose regulation, prevention of biliary or renal diseases and loss of excess kilos.