Apples, pears, tangerines, pomegranates, corn, chestnuts and other fruits and vegetables – symbols of autumn – is actually a wealth of phytochemicals.
Phytochemicals, contained a number of reasons the health benefits of autumn fruits. The term phytochemicals include hundreds, and perhaps thousands of biologically active, nonnutritive chemicals found in plants. Phytochemicals are plant pigments often, or holders color of fruits or vegetables. Many phytochemicals have a positive effect on human health.
A regular intake of foods rich in antioxidants (fruits, vegetables and whole grains) has a positive effect on health. Fruits and vegetables and whole grains contain hundreds of antioxidants – vitamins and phytochemicals – which often act synergistically. Therefore, when choosing fruits and vegetables should be to decide on a variety of colorful fruits and because we will only provide a variety of phytochemicals that beneficial effect on our organism.
Treasury valuable nutrients and phytochemicals can be found above all if you eat:
Kiwi native to New Zealand, and was named after a bird that lives in these areas. Today is grown in the Mediterranean and in South Africa, America and Russia.
Kiwi is actually a treasure trove of vitamin C, but only one fruit contains 120% of the recommended daily allowance of this important vitamin. Energy value, kiwi is low and is considered an ideal dietary food.
At the same time contains a high proportion of dietary fiber and important electrolytes potassium.Kiwi is recommended to everyone, especially people with weakened immune systems, and high blood pressure.
Tangerine is a member of the famous family of citrus fruits and contains a number of substances that help protect against disease. The most important phytochemicals that contain tangerine are flavonoids and terpenes, and important vitamins containing vitamins C and A. It is no coincidence that this fruit ripens just in time when it is cold and flu, and it is advisable to resort to mandarins in order to prevent these troubles.
The vitamin C of tangerines better will be absorbed, and will be higher efficiency due share bioflavonoids that support for vitamin C. Vitamin A is obtained from tangerine as beta-carotene, which is converted in the body into vitamin A. Vitamin A known role of the the preservation of healthy skin and mucous membranes – the first line of defense against viruses and bacteria.Tangerine is the perfect treat for gourmets that does not endanger their line.
Chestnuts appear and consume in the prehistory of the region of the Mediterranean and Asia. Initially grown in China, Japan, Italy and Spain. It is known that a hundred different species of chestnut. They differ from other nuts because of lower fat content and a high share of starch.
They have a special texture and a sweet, mild flavor. After the nutritional composition similar to brown rice, and are an excellent source of trace elements (minerals that we need in small amounts). The proteins they are not your strong suit, but so are very rich in starch, and one of these foods can make the meal. Chestnut is the only nut that contains vitamin C and an excellent source of vitamin B6 and a good source of potassium and folic acid.
It is believed that nuts originated from Persia, and planted since ancient times throughout the world.
In its composition are high in fat and therefore a kind of energy bombs. It should be noted that fat containing nuts mainly polyunsaturated, so it’s about those fats that are desirable in the diet of man today.
In fact, over the past hundred years, trend Western diet neglected the intake of these valuable fats. It is believed that this reversal in the diet caused an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease.
However, when you consume nuts, make sure that your total energy intake is not markedly elevated and “Save” to other foods, for example, limit the intake of saturated fat.
Grapes appears even in Greek and Roman mythology, with an emphasis on narcotic properties of wine, grape extract. In addition to being a valuable raw material for the heady wine, grapes and tasty food during the summer and autumn months.
It contains plenty of flavonoids that are the carriers of the color of this fruit, and are responsible for a number of favorable effects on human health, especially for the preservation of the cardiovascular system. An important mineral that is found in grapes is boron, and an adequate amount of boron is important for the preservation of healthy bones.
Corn is nutritionally valuable food that without burdening the organism superfluous calories since in one ear average size contains 80 to 100 kcal. Fresh and sweet corn is rich in carbohydrates and low in fat, and therefore a source of rapidly available energy. Fats that are prevalent in corn are multiple and monounsaturated.
Corn is a good source of thiamine (vitamin B1) and is a good source of many other vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B5, folic acid, niacin, vitamin C, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium. The wealth of dietary fiber makes this food especially valuable.
Mature fragrant apples are a sure sign that falls outside the door. Apple tree originates from Eastern Europe and Southwest Asia, from where it spread throughout the world and we are now on the market are more than 7,000 species.
The old saying ‘An apple a day keeps us away from the doctor’ is not just part of folklore. According to recent reports, Apple is extremely healthy food that contains valuable materials – dietary fiber, flavonoids, vitamins and fruit sugar fructose. One medium-sized apple provides 3 grams of fiber, which is more than 10% of the recommended daily intake. Even without the crust, apple medium size contains 2.7 grams of fiber.
Because of the diverse fiber content, Apple has numerous beneficial properties. Daily consumption of apples helps in lowering high cholesterol levels, detoxification, protects against the appearance of malignant diseases and digestive.
Flavonoids, a kind of pigment in apples, intensive investigations.
These molecules are attributed to a number of favorable properties, the particularly preventive effect on the development of heart disease. Apple peel and onion richest sources of powerful flavonoids quercetin. The favorable effects of flavonoids are its antioxidant activities, especially in conjunction with Vitamin C, which is also found in apples.