Autumn has arrived and with it, the low temperature, the days shorten, the leaves fall and some health complications like sneeze appear. With this change we should give prominence to foods of the season. The 10 foods that I suggest are:
1. Complete Rice (short grain), is the most balanced of all cereal, energetically speaking. Usually has a positive effect on the digestive system, especially in the large intestine, except in diseases of the immune system. It is rich in selenium, magnesium and fiber. One of its functions is to be a natural regulator of blood sugar if it is used in complete form.
2. Onion- Good digestive tonic. How about adding an onion a day to be away from the doctor? The Onion is a great source of vitamin C, B6, chromium, calcium and dietary fiber. One of your best properties is the detoxification of heavy metals from your body.
3. Cauliflower- The family of cruciferous plants, such as broccoli, has a large amount of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals or phytonutrients. Is a great anti-inflammatory.
4.- Cabbage, is a vegetable that doesn’t have many fans but has a recognized medicinal effect, more in this season. Can and should be eaten several times a week. Contains strong antioxidants such as vitamin a and C and phytonutrients such as lutein, thiocyanates, among others, that stimulate enzymes that detoxify the organism. These constituents may also help in the fight against breast, colon and prostate cancer.
5. Pears- Fruit composed of a number of minerals and vitamins. Here minerals are important to contain iron, potassium, magnesium, riboflavin, vitamin B6. Is used in medicinal terms in treating colitis, arthritis, bladder disorders and others. Is a natural moisturiser helping enough when suffering from constipation. Can be ingested in the form of compote (more beneficial if natural without added sweeteners) or raw.
6. Red grape – Ideal for those suffering from insomnia. It has a soothing effect in form of organic juice. Contains fiber and antioxidants that exert a optimized role in the functioning of the circulatory system.
7. White beans- Contains numerous antioxidants, great for reducing body fat and in the prevention of obesity, if well used. In its constitution still have natural “fighters” in prevention of diabetes and cancer. It’s still a source to turn to in case of need for vitamin A and beta-carotene, essential nutrients to fight against macular degeneration.
8. Cod – is a protein source par excellence and low in fat. Contains Omega-3 and is rich in vitamin B12. It is fundamental in our kitchen and adapted to various cooking methods.
9. Thyme, is a perennial herb any, is widely used in therapeutic effects and aromatherapy. Help in the fight against infections, especially of the throat. Great remedy in the treatment of bronchitis and other respiratory problems. Indispensable to spice the dishes.
Versatile by nature, is used in soups, sauces, teas and smoothies. Is a source of vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, carminativos and proven anticancer effects. Is a natural relaxing the intestinal tract and relieves discomforts of the digestive system.