The virtues of autumn fruit

The virtues of autumn fruit

Each season has its fruit! Vegetables, vegetables, roots, berries: the garden gives us tasty surprises every year. Let's forget frozen foods and packaged products, and introduce into the diet what time gives us, making healthy feasts of fresh or dried fruit available at the moment, always in season.

What makes us feel better is under the house, a bike ride on Sunday morning, until you reach, for those lucky enough to be able to do so, the nearest farmhouse or the local organic market.

Here is ticked among the cassettes warm fruit of autumn: mele, pere, figs, grapes, oranges, mandarins, pomegranates, persimmons and prickly pears! A potpourri that makes its way through the smallest chestnuts, walnuts, almonds, dates and hazelnuts.

Foods to be given space every day in our stomach!


The virtues of autumn fruit

In summer, fruit quenches thirst and recharges us with precious vitamins and mineral salts that the heat consumes considerably. But then what are the advantages of autumn fruit? Does it still serve the body? Of course yes! To defend it from ailments, keep it young, purify it and tone it up.

For example the apples they are very rich in flavonoids, which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, as well as rich in vitamins A, C and B vitamins. Kiwi, apricots and raisins, walnuts and chestnuts are rich in potassium, but not only. The pears, seasonal fruit typical of the month of November, they are rich in mineral salts, diuretic, purifying, they are also slightly sedative.

I figs they contain potassium, calcium, fiber and the peel would also have digestive functions due to the presence of enzymes responsible for digestion. Precious natural antioxidants, anthocyanins are responsible for the purplish color of the skin. Another autumn fruit that contains it in abundance is red grapes. Anthocyanins prevent and delay aging and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease as well as some types of cancer. Figs, a typical autumn food, also keep the urinary tract healthy, protect venous circulation and improve memory.

Here then comes all the load of vitamin C brought by citrus fruits: oranges, tangerines, mandarins, natural antioxidants, defend and protect our immune system. Citrus fruits also contain a lot of dietary fiber, which makes us feel full and stimulates intestinal function.

Il pomegranate è ricco di sali minerali come potassio, manganese, zinco, rame e fosforo; ferro, sodio e calcio in piccole dosi. Ricco di vitamine, A, B, C, E e K e di flavonoidi antiossidanti, è simbolo di longevità, grazie alle sue sostanze collaborano in modo attivo nell vari tumori e al benessere di organi e tessuti. Il succo del melograno ha anche proprietà astringenti ed è quindi utile in caso di diarrea.

Il thief, cachi, or kaki, known for centuries to the Orientals as "the food of the gods", is an excellent source of beta-carotene, Vitamin C e potassium. Diuretic, it eliminates kidney stones and lowers cholesterol levels: it is prickly pear, which also has a high content of calcium, phosphorus and vitamin C, of ​​the same family, but with specific characteristics and properties is the persimmon apple. 


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The precious contents of grapes

L'grape it is very rich in vitamins (A, B, C), tannins (in the skin) and polyphenols. From the seeds (pips) of the grapes we obtain an oil rich in fatty acids that are beneficial for health if used raw. It is indicated in case of anemia and fatigue, uricaemia and gout, arthritis, varicose veins, azotemia, skin diseases.

Grapes have antioxidant and anticancer properties, mainly due to the content of polyphenols and the controversial resveratrol, present in the skin of black grapes, whose anti-aging properties are still being researched and proven. Grapes for sure, seasonal fruit typical of the month of October, has antiviral properties and is also useful in case of constipation.

Curiosity: ampelotherapy is the treatment of grapes, detoxifying and anti-aging. It starts with a consumption of half a kilo of untreated wine grapes per day and reaches up to two and a half kilos, depending on the degree of tolerance.


The forgotten fruit of autumn




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