We finished a long year and started a new one. If we take measurements for our health and nutrition in the first month of the year and the most harsh month of the season, let's think that we will not get sick and we will protect our shape and include fruits and vegetables of winter in every meal.
The vegetables of this month mostly appeals to the salads. Salads prepared for winter with fresh greens, lemons, vinegars and olive oils, replace the meals!
What would the people who dislike radish, think if they knew its benefits? Black Radish is an effective antioxidant which combats cancers. Black radish which is perfect for gum problems, is the solution for coughs when mixed with honey. In addition to helping digestion and treating sore throats which are common occurances in winter, black radish, with its proven calming effect, also contributes to your sleep. With its potassium, this wonderful winter vegetable is also beneficial for those suffering from hypertension.
Garden rocket is a member of crucifers. Garden rocket which is a green leafed salad material and garniture, is essential for mediterranean kitchen. 100 grams of rocket garden is enough to meet all of our daily potassium requirements with its intensive Vitamin C, A and K and mineral contents. With its low calory nutritious features, garden rocket is an important factor for diets.
Red beet is of course a miracle provided us by the mediterranean. Red beet with its Vitamin A, B anc C, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, calcium mineral contents, is known for its effects on hypertension and diabetes. Red beet which balances and controls the oxygen cycles of the muscles, increases stamina. Both with salads and with meals, we will guarantee that it will enrich your table with its appealing colour.
Pomegranate which is the symbol of abundance and wealth, is one of the first fruits to come to mind when thinking about winter. With its Vitamin B, C and E, iron, potassium mineral contents, pomegranate is very efficient in combating winter ilnesses and it eliminates fatigue and increases stamina. On the other hand, since it is also quite rich in fibres, pomegranate keeps you full and helps you lose weight.
Banana which is highlighted by its Vitamin B1, B2, C, A and E, is also quite rich in minerals such as potassium, iron, calcium. It support bone development and makes you calm. With its high calory, it can become a single meal by itself. On the other hand, with its iodine, it balances your thyroid gland.
Our third suggesstion is actually a nut, rather than a fruit Its name usually makes us feel nostalgic but in winters, it is being sold at every corner and grows in trees with 4-5 meter lengths. Chestnut which is quite rich in Vitamins C and B, contains a lot of protein, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and magnesium. Chestnut, compared to other nuts, contains less oil and it helps digestion with its fibre contents.