The top ten most useful winter vegetables, berries and fruit
Dietitians strongly recommend pumpkin. It contains a powerful package of vitamins, fiber and other important nutrients. Cooked according to any recipe, the pumpkin preserves carotene, folic acid and potassium. In addition to a pleasant tasting, the pumpkin will help the body to protect itself from diabetes and heart disease.
Healthy winter vegetables and fruits, as a rule,Rich in vitamin C, which helps the immune system to fight any respiratory infections. Oranges and tangerines can be eaten all year round, but red oranges in winter are preferable because of their festive color and the required dose of fiber.
They may look frightening, but the artichokes are fullAroma and are rich in antioxidants, folic acid and vitamin K. They are easier to prepare than you think. Artichokes are added to salads or pastas, soups are cooked with them. The only thing to remember when cooking them on the stove, the best way to soften the artichokes is to boil in a high saucepan over low heat.
Being one of the most delicious ingredients forSauces and desserts, cranberries are also one of the healthiest winter berries. So catch the moment while it's fresh and available. In addition to high content of vitamin C, cranberries help to maintain HDL (high-density lipoproteins), raising the level of "good" cholesterol.
Orange fruits, not inferior in brightness to cranberries,Far from being as popular as they deserve. There are more fibers and phenolic compounds in them than in apples, a high content of minerals and a powerful cocktail of antioxidants. Who does not like the use of persimmons in raw form, can cook mashed potatoes for various desserts.
Cabbage is a traditional vegetable of Russian andEuropean cuisine. It is used in various stews, soups and salads. Cabbage has a strong anti-inflammatory effect on the body, which is very useful in winter. Red cabbage contains even more minerals and vitamins than white cabbage, so if it is used in salads or any other recipes, it will add a festive note to your dishes.
It has a high level of calcium and beta-carotene,That together with a healthy dose of vitamin C and powerful antioxidants helps to fight infections. Prepare it for food better in the form of salads, fry, stew or steamed.
If you are tired of broccoli or cabbage,Attention to these green leaves. In Russia, this plant with paw print leaves is called a caterpillar. It is very fragrant and tasty, European gourmets do not represent their table without this herb. It is rich in calcium, iron and vitamin K. It is also quite good in salads, but experts recommend frying the leaves in a small amount of olive oil, so that fats help the digestive system better absorb all available nutrients.
Small, yes udal - so you can say about the veryA small fruit of citrus fruit. Komvatas are rich in vitamin A and potassium, they contain a huge amount of fiber and vitamin C. This is what you need in the cold season. They can add piquancy to salads and are an ideal substitute for orange juice in any recipe.
The favorite fruit of our children contains vitamin CMore than most citrus. But it is also useful for adults, since besides helping the immune system in fighting disease, kiwi also contributes to a balanced blood pressure.