Although the temperature is very low, that does not mean you can not eat fresh food, and the best selection is seasonal fruits and vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower, kiwi, pear or citrus.
Fresh and delicious citrus fruit is at the peak of its season in the winter months. It contain flavonoids, which help in fight with free radicals, and plenty of vitamins in grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, lemons and limes. In addition, they act as prevention of malignant diseases and slow the aging process of the body.
This sweet and juicy fruit is cultivated over 3000 years ago, and serves as a natural source of energy because of the abundance of natural sugar and vitamin B, as well as natural fibers. They are best eaten fresh, although in winter often prepared in compotes. They help to regulate blood system, reducing the flight of pressure and calming heart arrhythmias. Pear is the only fruit that does not cause allergies.
Cauliflower is a vegetable particularly popular in Europe and the Far East, where it has long been used as prevention of cancer. It contains only 25 kcal per 100 g, and is rich in folic acid, vitamin C and K. The best way to prepare is steamed and can be baked in oil, mixed with other vegetables, cooked in a soup or cooked in the oven. Recent research shows that it is useful for smokers because phytonutrients from it reduce the risk of lung cancer.
This tropical fruit originates from China and is an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. Due to the combination of a small number of calories and high nutritional value it is called superfruits, and studies show that serves as the prevention of colon cancer. In addition, kiwi reduces macular degeneration and aids in the regulation of diabetes.
Regardless of whether it is a fresh or pickling, red or green, cabbage has long been known as the patron saint of health. Cabbage is a good source of protein, iron, vegetable fats and vitamins. Thanks to the antioxidants it contains, aiding the prevention of the following diseases: eczema, bronchitis, anemia and high cholesterol.