Fruits and vegetables in the april basket

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When you are talking about fruit and vegetables in April All those products that spring gives us immediately come to mind. It's time to change your diet.


 

The fruit of April

While continuing to eat apples, pears e Kiwi, as during the whole winter period, our fruit salads and our fruit-based snacks can be enriched thanks to the arrival of strawberries.

April and May are the best months to taste these delicious little fruits. Those who feel like it can even have fun a grow strawberries on the balcony, obtaining a small DIY organic production. Strawberries, in fact, need little space and are perfect for those who want to do their first home farming experiments.


Strawberries are diuretic, refreshing, purifying and very rich in vitamins and minerals. They are low in calories and have an excellent satiating power, which is why they are very useful in low-calorie diets. They contain xylitol and are therefore useful in the prevention of halitosis and dental plaque.

The only drawback: it is fruit type with a high potere allergizzante, it is therefore advisable do not introduce them into children's diets too early and eat them in moderation during pregnancy and breastfeeding.


 

Try the vegan recipes of the month of April

The vegetables of April

In the cart of the april vegetables can not miss artichokes, asparagus, peas and fresh broad beans, spring onions. Instead, it's time to put the cabbages aside, no longer in season. Cabbage can still be found and the first courgettes are beginning to appear, with their magnificent flower.

I peas fresh contain iron, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin C and vitamin PP. They also contain phytoestrogens, substances similar to female estrogens and, for this reason, are considered useful for relieving the symptoms of menopause. They are excellent with rice, pasta, but also as a side dish.


Choosing between the vegetables of April, let's not forget the artichokes: they are a valuable source of potassium. They also contain a substance, the cinnarine, which promotes biliary secretion and diuresis. They have a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system as they help keep blood cholesterol levels under control.


Choosing, instead, among the first fruits of April, let us be tempted by zucchini, preferably with the flower, a sign that they are very fresh. Courgettes boast a very low calorie content; they are low in salt, refreshing and easily digestible.

All these features make them suitable even for the little ones; they are, in fact, one of the very first foods to be introduced into the diet during weaning. They also boast diuretic, calming properties and are useful in case of constipation.


 

Try the recipe for the Apulian broad bean

 

To learn more:

> What is the seasonal fruit available in April

 

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