Seasonal vegetables, February

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Below is the list of seasonal vegetables available a February. Select the vegetable to know its properties. 


> 1. Garlic

> 2. Chard

> 3. Artichoke

> 4. Thistle

> 5. Carrot

> 6. Cabbage

> 7. This

> 8. Onion


> 9. Chicory

> 10. Chives

> 11. Beans

> 12. Fennel

> 13. Lettuce

>  14. Lentil

> 15. Potato

> 16. Peas

17. Moreover

> 18. Radicchio

> 19. Shallot

> 20. Celery

> 21. Spinach

>  22. Topinambur

> 23. Pumpkin


 

 

Garlic

The garlic (Allium sativum L) excellent disinfectant for the intestine, it is a plant of the Liliaceae family, rich in allicin. Already in the past it was used for its countless properties, while today it is known only in the food sector but because it is useful against flu, skin diseases and colds. 


Chard

Swiss chard, highly digestible vegetable, it is useful in case of constipation because it is able to regulate intestinal activities. Rich in folic acid, vitamins and iron, it is also known for its protective action against the development of cancer diseases.



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The artichokes, rich in potassium and iron, they are allied vegetables for the liver, thanks to the presence of cynarin, an active ingredient that promotes diuresis. Artichokes are very suitable in the diet of diabetics and are also useful for intestinal regularity. 


Thistle

The thistle it is a vegetable widely used in cooking and known for its medicinal virtues. Rich in cinarina, it fades an action hypoglycemic, aperitif, tonic, digestives and diuretics


Carrot

Carrots, rich in flavonoids and carotenes, are precious vegetables for the health of the eyes and intestines. Thanks to the antioxidants they contain, carrots have a beneficial effect on the body and in particular on the cardiovascular system.


Cabbage

I cavoli, rThe highs of vitamin C, fiber and potassium, and low in calories, are useful for stimulate the immune defenses. Allies of the intestine and digestive system, cabbages also perform a detoxifying action for the body. 



Ceci

The chickpeas they are legumes rich in proteins and fibers, allies of the heart. Thanks to the omega 3 content, they are useful for the health of the cardiovascular system and help control blood pressure.


Onion

Onion, with known antibiotic, expectorant and diuretic properties, it is a vegetable useful for the health of the kidneys and the cardiovascular system. Contains glucokinin, a plant hormone useful because it has a valid antidiabetic action. 


Chicory

Chicory it is a vegetable capable of stimulating concentration, fighting drowsiness and stimulating the activity of the pancreas and liver. Valuable for other cholesterol sufferers, chicory also helps regulate the amount of glucose in the blood, therefore useful for those suffering from diabetes.



Chives

Chives it is a plant that stimulates the appetite and the production of gastric juices. Rich in vitamins, especially vitamin C, phosphorus and potassium, it is useful for heart health and has a purifying and antiseptic action. 


beans

The beans they are legumes rich in fiber, mineral salts and vitamin A, useful for the correct functioning of the body metabolism. Thanks to the presence of the phospholipid lecithin, beans favor the emulsion of fats and reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood. 


Fennel

The fennel, or Foeniculum vulgare, is a plant known for its digestive action, purifying and anti-inflammatory. Contains anethole, a substance that helps to avoid the formation of intestinal gas and acts against annoying, and often painful, abdominal contractions.



Lettuce

The lettuce it is a vegetable rich in water and low in calories. 100 g of lettuce, in fact, contains only 15 kcal. Precisely because it is made up of 95% water, lettuce has the ability to rehydrate the human body and it is utile for the digestive system.


Lentil

Lentils, legumes rich in iron, phosphro and vitamin B, are widely used in our cuisine thanks to the laxative action they carry out. These legumes also prove to be useful allies in the prevention of atheriosclerosis and constipation. 


Potato

Potatoes they are allies of the digestive system and useful against gastritis, ulcers, colitis and hemorrhoids. Rich in vitamins and minerals, in particular potassium and vitamin C, potatoes are particularly energetic and also suitable for those suffering from diabetes. 


peas

Peas, legumes rich in phosphorus, they are widely used in low-calorie diets. In fact, peas are more digestible than other legumes and contain phytoestrogens, very useful for fighting the symptoms of menopause.



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Leek it is a vegetable with a laxative and diuretic action, rich in calcium, iron and fiber. Leek also contains Vitamin C, A, E and K, which help make leek a detoxifying and moisturizing food, also useful against cholesterol. 


radicchio

The radicchio, rich in potassium, magnesium, B vitamins and vitamin C, it is a purifying vegetable useful in low-calorie diets. The radicchio is also able to retain the sugars present in the blood, and therefore is recommended for those suffering from diabetes. 


 Shallot

The shallot it is an ally vegetable for nails and hair, able to strengthen them thanks to the presence of calcium, potassium and selenium. Rich in vitamins A, B and C, the shallot also has a digestive and purifying action. 


Celery

The celery rich of potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and calcium is an antioxidant food, useful for protecting brain health. Useful against hiatal hernia, celery contains many vitamins and its juice can be an aid against rheumatism. 


Spinaci

Spinaches vegetables of the Chenopodiacee family, are rich in vitamin A and aeolian acid. Useful for strengthening muscles, spinach are also valid allies for la retinal health and therefore of the eyes


Jerusalem artichokes

Jerusalem artichoke or Jerusalem artichoke, is a food rich in water (about 80%) and low in calories. By promoting the development of useful bacteria carries out a probiotic actiontherefore strengthens the immunostimulating activity.


Pumpkin

The pumpkin it is a vegetable with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, low in calories and rich in nutrients. Known for its diuretic and calming action, pumpkin is also rich in carotenes, substances that the body uses for the production of vitamin A.

 

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