Autumn brings us an important harvest of healthy foods. Panorama of the best foods of the season.
Apples are very popular in the late season and for good reason, they are rich in antioxidants and fiber, important food items for the body and very difficult to find in prepared foods. Apples have a high concentration of pectin, a soluble fiber that aids digestion by absorbing excess water. In addition, chewing in a fresh apple stimulates the production of saliva that flushes bacteria from the mouth and naturally cleans the teeth by keeping them healthy.
Kale or kale
You have probably already heard about the benefits of this superfood so do not hesitate to buy, because autumn is the best season to consume. In addition to being a vegetable protein rich in fiber, folate, and minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, calcium and zinc, kale is also a source of alpha-linolenic acid – an omega-3 fatty acid. These have many benefits on the skin in addition to acting positively on the mood.
Herbs such as rosemary, parsley, thyme, and sage are autumn plants par excellence. These herbs color the landscape over time, but used in cooking, they can transform food by giving them special flavors. Scrambled eggs can be revisited by adding rosemary or thyme. Sage is particularly well associated with lentils – an important source of protein – and carrots, rich in vitamin A and calcium, manganese and phosphorus.
As the richest part of a pear remains skin, it should focus on fresh pears this fall to the canned version. The skin of the fruit is supposed to have a concentrated rate of phenolic phytonutrients with anti-inflammatory properties. Recent research suggests that pears can reduce the risk of type II diabetes because of the presence of flavonoids that help maintain a good level of insulin in the body. Pears are also excellent sources of fiber and copper; essential for heart health and the proper functioning of the thyroid.
This crisp and delicately sweet vegetable are fully edible, from bulb to stem to leaf and seed. The key ingredient in many Italian dishes, fennel is rich in vitamin B including folate, and potassium; elements beneficial to cardiovascular health. This vegetable also has a high level of antioxidants and bulbs are a source of vitamin C, which helps to strengthen the immune system.