Began the fall season vegetables and fruits.
The end of summer and beginning of autumn is the season of vegetables, fruits and berries. The most useful products of autumn nutritionists consider pumpkin, plum and pear, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the news of Yu.
Beta-carotene contained in pumpkin, has a positive effect on vision, skin and, most importantly, the immune system. It also helps to prevent different respiratory diseases.
Contained in the pumpkin, potassium rids the body of excess fluids and reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Potassium reduces the pressure on the vascular wall, so it is an ideal product for hypertensive patients. Pumpkin dishes should be consumed with fat (e.g. butter or cream) to beta-carotene learned.
Plum contains large amounts of antioxidants, fiber and pectin. It promotes excretion of salts of heavy metals and radionuclides, and also has a laxative effect. It is useful in atherosclerosis, reduces cholesterol deposits on the walls of blood vessels. The drain is a weak diuretic, helps cleanse the kidneys. There are plums better than raw, because vitamin C is destroyed by heat treatment.
Pear contains potassium, magnesium and pectin to cleanse the intestines. This is a great dessert that is also best eaten raw, although sometimes it is roasted. Nutritionists advise to eat a pear on an empty stomach, so it has astringent effect. The pear, by the way, the glycemic index is lower than that of Apple.