So, the first month of spring – March – is already behind and spring is in full swing!
April has come – the most fun and funniest month of the year! Anyone who has ever fallen for the tricks of fans of April Fools’ jokes will be sure to sincerely rejoice at his coming.
In addition, April is also considered the sunniest month, since it is during this period that the sun increases its activity, giving us a feeling of warmth and comfort.
Translated from Latin, the word “April” means “warmed”, “sunny”. And our ancestors called him “bloom” for the flowers that the earth gives us with his arrival.
April is the second month of spring, so at this time of year nature is almost completely awake from sleep. However, even in spite of this, you need to be prepared for the cold weather, which may still return.
Given this, as well as a fair amount of vitamin deficiency, which usually develops by this period, we need to revise our diet and try to help our body in every possible way to protect itself from diseases, stress and spring depression.
Where to begin? With saturation with vitamins and minerals. To do this, you need to consume the maximum amount of vegetables and fruits, as well as fruit juices and fresh herbs.
We must not forget about various whole grains, thanks to the use of which our body receives B vitamins in sufficient quantities. Namely, they help us cope with stressful situations and maintain vigor and good mood.
It is also important to include in your diet every day meat and fish, as well as seafood and legumes, which contain a huge amount of nutrients, including magnesium, which is necessary to tone the body.
If possible, it is better to steam food or refuse heat treatment, as a result of which most of the nutrients are destroyed.
And most importantly, you do not need to blindly follow fashion and actively lose weight during this period, adhering to radical diets. Our body is already exhausted enough and requires our support. Better to add variety to your food, exercise and eliminate sweets and unhealthy foods. And then you will definitely meet summer healthy, fit and happy!
An invariable ingredient in fish, meat and potato dishes, which not only gives them a special taste, but also significantly improves their digestibility. It is known that this plant was very popular among the ancient Romans, Greeks and Egyptians.
Considering a number of advantages of this plant, its benefits can hardly be overestimated. It contains boron, iodine, zinc, cobalt, copper, manganese, titanium, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and sulfur. Thanks to this, regular use of this product normalizes the activity of the nervous and hematopoietic systems, and also ensures the healthy condition of the skin, hair and tendons.
Lettuce leaves are a source of vitamins A and C and are prized for their expectorant, diuretic, antitussive and sedative properties. Moreover, they contain substances that have a positive effect on the functioning of the liver, kidneys and pancreas.
Doctors advise using this product for diabetes and obesity, as it significantly improves digestion.
In folk medicine, lettuce is used for insomnia, scurvy, hypertension and atherosclerosis. In addition, it is widely used in dietary and baby food, since it has a low calorie content.
A fruit that has entered the Guinness Book of Records for its nutritional value. Having appreciated all its useful qualities, they began to use it not only in the food industry, but also in the cosmetic industry.
Avocado pulp is highly valued for the huge amount of B-group vitamins, as well as E, A, C, K, PP. In addition to them, this fruit contains folic acid, calcium, iron, potassium, sodium, sulfur, chlorine, iodine, magnesium, boron, manganese, etc.
Regular consumption of avocados reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and blood diseases, in particular anemia. Doctors recommend using this fruit for cataracts, diabetes mellitus, chronic constipation, disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as after suffering infectious diseases and operations.
Moreover, it contains substances that have a positive effect on the nervous system, and thereby improve the general condition of the body.
Due to the high concentration of vitamins A and E, the introduction of avocados into the diet allows you to improve the skin, protecting it from inflammation, psoriasis and acne, as well as smoothing out fine wrinkles.
Given the relatively high calorie content of avocados, overweight people need to consume it in moderation.
One of the favorite ingredients of gourmets to use it in place of onions.
Its leaves contain a large amount of vitamins, essential oils and sugar. Unlike onions, shallots contain more vitamin C and nutrients. In addition, it is a dietary product with a relatively low calorie content and excellent medicinal properties.
Of the minerals it contains calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, chromium, molybdenum, silicon, germanium and nickel, as well as B vitamins and carotenoids.
Shallot is widely used in the treatment of diseases of the eyes and gastrointestinal tract. Due to its delicate taste, it is actively used in French cuisine, adding to sauces, soups and meat dishes.
Also shallots can be pickled or eaten fresh.
One of the most popular dried fruits, which has a high calorie content and a number of useful properties.
Vitamins of group B, C, PP, E, iron, calcium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, iodine, zinc, copper, as well as fiber, pectins, starch and organic acids – this is not a complete list of useful substances that prunes have …
Thanks to this, it has a positive effect on the cardiovascular system, perfectly tones the body and improves its general condition.
Prunes are used for urolithiasis and acid-base balance disorders. It is used to enhance immunity, especially when in an environmentally polluted environment. It is also included in the diet of patients with cancer, hypertension, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and kidneys.
Doctors advise using prunes for anemia and vitamin deficiencies.
It is often included in meat dishes, salads and compotes, as it has the ability to slow down the growth of harmful microorganisms. It is also used in confectionery and fresh.
They are considered a winter variety of apples, as they ripen at the end of October and can lie for a long time, perfectly preserving their freshness and their beneficial properties.
They contain a lot of fiber, organic acids, potassium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, iodine, B-group vitamins, C, E, PP.
These apples are relatively low in calories and are often included in dietary meals.
Regular consumption of these apples normalizes bowel function and promotes its natural cleansing. Doctors advise using these fruits to prevent colds, infectious and eye diseases.
They are introduced into the diet to prevent gout and urolithiasis and strengthen the walls of blood vessels. In addition, they have a positive effect on skin, hair and nails.
Fresh apples are most useful. However, you can cook compotes from them, add to salads and pastries.
Pickled, salted, pickled beets
An incredibly valuable vegetable, the benefits of which were known in ancient times, when enslaved tribes paid tribute to them.
Beets contain carotene, B-group vitamins, C, PP, folic acid, boron, manganese, copper, phosphorus, etc.
Doctors advise using it for the prevention of vitamin deficiencies, anemia, as well as for diseases such as scurvy, anemia, hypertension. In folk medicine, beets are used to treat inflammation and ulcers.
In addition, its use promotes the elimination of toxins from the body, prevents the development of cardiovascular diseases, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, leukemia.
It also has a positive effect on the functioning of the liver and metabolism.
Pickled, salted or pickled beets not only retain their beneficial properties, but are also an excellent addition to a lean table. Moreover, it is characterized by a low calorie content.
Despite its high calorie content, this cereal is recommended for obesity and a sedentary lifestyle, since its proteins perfectly cleanse the intestines and, as a result, do not cause excess weight.
Corn grits are characterized by a high content of B vitamins, as well as A and PP.
It is highly regarded for its ability to remove harmful substances from the body.
Regular consumption of this cereal has a positive effect on teeth and prevents the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
Doctors advise introducing corn grits into the diet of baby food, as it does not cause allergies. Porridges, soups, casseroles, pie fillings are made from it.
A valuable crop with delicious taste and buttery texture.
They are characterized by a high content of proteins, carbohydrates, fiber, carotene, pectins, folic acid, B-group vitamins, C, A, PP, as well as potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, sulfur, etc.
The benefits of beans are to normalize blood sugar levels, remove toxins from the body, and have a positive effect on skin and hair. Plus, beans protect the body from infections and improve digestion.
Due to their low calorie content, they are actively used in vegetarian and dietary meals. In folk medicine, they are used to treat diarrhea and abscesses. Regular consumption of beans can help stop the development of cancer.
The beans are boiled, stewed, baked, added to soups and meat dishes.
A small saltwater fish whose lifestyle is still full of mysteries. It lives almost all the time at depth, but every summer it swims close to the shores of those countries that are located on the Atlantic coast.
Sardine contains a lot of iodine, calcium, phosphorus, cobalt, potassium, zinc, fluorine, sodium and magnesium. In addition, it contains vitamins B-group, A and D.
Eating this fish regularly can help prevent cardiovascular disease, improve vision and brain function, and relieve psoriasis symptoms.
Doctors especially advise to use sardine during pregnancy, since the fatty acids that are in its composition have a positive effect on the nascent body.
Boiled sardine boosts immunity due to its coenzyme content. In addition, the introduction of this fish into the diet prevents the development of asthma, atherosclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and even cancer.
In addition, sardine meat is good for bones and the normal functioning of the nervous system.
Sardine is used boiled and fried, soups and broths are made from it. It does not cause obesity, since it has a relatively low calorie content.
Another representative of the herring family, which is valued for its high taste. Baltic herring is the national dish of the Finns and Swedes.
This fish contains a whole range of useful substances, namely: vitamins of group B, as well as A, D, C, E, PP. Besides them, magnesium, sodium, calcium, cobalt, phosphorus, chlorine, sulfur, iron, molybdenum, nickel, manganese, copper, etc. And all this with a fairly low amount of calories.
Herring is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which inhibit the development of cholesterol.
Regular consumption of this fish prevents the development of cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, inflammatory processes in the joints, and has a positive effect on vision and brain function.
Most often, herring is consumed in salted and smoked form.
Fish, which belongs to the sturgeon family and is valued not only for its beneficial properties, but also for its low calorie content.
Sterlet contains vitamin PP, as well as zinc, fluorine, chromium, molybdenum, nickel and chlorine.
Regular consumption of this fish has a positive effect on the functioning of the brain, improves blood circulation in the eyes, and also prevents the development of diseases of the cardiovascular system.
Doctors advise people prone to depression to use sterlet, as it contains substances that improve mood.
In addition, it is introduced into the diet to prevent atherosclerosis, increase concentration and to combat the negative effects of the environment on the body.
Sterlet meat is easily digested, therefore it is recommended for people with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
An unusually healthy drink with a rich history and an equally rich complex of nutrients. It contains B-group vitamins, A, C, E, PP, H, D, as well as zinc, potassium, calcium, sodium, iron, phosphorus, sulfur, fluorine, iodine, molybdenum, cobalt, chromium, manganese and other minerals , amino acids and lactic acid bacteria.
This drink is easy to digest and at the same time has a positive effect on bowel function. That is why doctors advise using it for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and kidneys, as well as during periods of heavy exertion and sleep disorders.
Kefir boosts immunity and helps to recuperate after surgery. In addition, it is widely used in cosmetology, being one of the components of nourishing masks for hair and skin.
Kefir is consumed fresh, and also used in the preparation of confectionery, desserts, marinades and sauces. In cooking, it is prized for its excellent taste and low calorie content.
A fairly popular and tasty product, the regular use of which brings great benefits to the body.
Quail meat contains B vitamins, as well as D and PP. Due to its high nutritional value, as well as the presence of potassium, phosphorus, copper and other amino acids, it is widely used in medical and dietary nutrition.
This type of meat is recommended for patients with cardiovascular diseases, diseases of the liver, kidneys, lungs, as well as the musculoskeletal system and gastrointestinal tract.
The introduction of this meat into the diet helps to improve the functioning of the nervous system, increase the level of hemoglobin, strengthen bone tissue, normalize blood circulation and improve the general condition of the body.
The calorie content of quail meat is quite high, so you shouldn’t abuse it.
Quail meat is fried, boiled, grilled, stuffed and served under a variety of sauces.
Delicious, nutritious and high-calorie product, which, however, contains a large amount of nutrients. Among them: vitamins C, E, B-groups, as well as iron, potassium, cobalt, phosphorus, calcium, cyamine, zinc, protein, niacin.
Hazelnuts are used to prevent cancer, diseases of the cardiovascular system, as well as nervous, reproductive and muscular diseases. It helps to strengthen teeth and bones, cleanse the body and boost immunity.
Hazelnuts are low in carbohydrates, so they are allowed to be consumed even in a dietary diet and in cases of diabetes mellitus. Doctors advise introducing it into the diet of children and the elderly.
In folk medicine, hazelnuts are used for urolithiasis and the normalization of metabolism.