In a previous work (click here) we illustrated the ministerial indications regarding the daily consumption of fruit and vegetables. Without prejudice to these recommendations, let’s now try to understand what to choose based on the seasonality of the products.
We will gain health and benefit both the environment (less pollution related to transport) and our wallet. The price of fruit and vegetables is in fact low when their supply is maximum, ie during their natural harvesting periods.
So, we present 5 summer fruits to live 100 years full of vitamins and antioxidants.
Once opened, this fruit releases a unique, intense and unmistakable scent. It has a bright orange pulp as well as juicy and sugary, while on the outside it has a furrowed skin, net (hence the name)
It has 90% water, is low-calorie but at the same time very rich in iron, calcium, phosphorus and beta-carotene.
Watermelon is one of the fruits that are a panacea for health, very useful to be consumed at the table or under an umbrella. Rich in water, it is one of the most powerful natural thirst quenchers.
Also in this case we are faced with a real treasure chest rich in precious nutrients. Furthermore, watermelon has a moderate energy supply, while it is rich in mineral salts (sodium, calcium, iron and phosphorus) and vitamins (including A and C and those of group B, i.e. B1, B2, B6).
In particular, watermelon is very good for the prostate for the reasons we have outlined here. Furthermore, its nutrients are good for the skin and help fight the harmful action of free radicals.
Among the berries most appreciated and loved by consumers, raspberry is rightfully included for its sweet and genuine flavor.
Looking at the beneficial properties of this spontaneous fruit, one is amazed by the thousand nutrients it contains. It starts from vitamins (of group A, B, C, E and K) to get to mineral salts (especially phosphorus, iron and sodium) and fibers. These fruits are also excellent natural anticancer and anti-inflammatory drugs. Finally, they are rich in citric acid, pectin and fructose.
Another common fruit in the woods and along the hilly and mountain roads is the blueberry. Low in calories (25 kcal per 100 g), it is often appreciated and consumed for eye health and to counteract cell aging.
However, it would be reductive to limit its benefits only to these fields of action. Blueberries are rich in vitamins (A, C, B1, B2 and B3) but also in flavonoids, tannins and anthocyanins. They are therefore excellent in an antioxidant (they too counteract the formation of free radicals well) and anti-inflammatory.
Here are the 5 summer fruits to live 100 years full of vitamins and antioxidants
Another fruit with a fleshy, fragrant pulp and a central stone is the plum, a gem of nature with multiple beneficial properties. It is very rich in fiber which makes it highly appreciated for its laxative and diuretic properties. In fact, doctors recommend its consumption to those suffering from constipation. They are present on the market from June to September but it is also possible to appreciate them dried, out of season. It is a low-calorie fruit and a useful hunger breaker and is rich in vitamins A, C, B1 and B2. Finally, it should be remembered that they contain numerous mineral salts such as calcium and phosphorus very useful for teeth and bones, as well as potassium and magnesium.
This trick with meals is enough to say goodbye to high blood sugar and lose weight faster.
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