And so, imperceptibly passed the first month of summer – June. Meet in July!
This is perhaps one of the most unpredictable months of the year. Since ancient times, the people have called him for a reason and “Strandnik“(For excessive heat and the scorching sun, under which it was necessary to work) and” Gbutcher»(For strong, sudden thunderstorms).
However, it is in July that you can fully enjoy the grace of nature, bright summer colors and the alluring aroma of ripening fruits and berries.
Along with this, doctors say that during this period both adults and children most often suffer from intestinal infections. And the fault is all – ignoring or even ignorance of the elementary rules for organizing your meals.
Everyone knows that in the summer you need to drink at least 2.5 liters of water (in addition to tea, coffee and drinks) in order to maintain your water balance. But not everyone prefers to drink table water, which can make up for the loss of minerals that go away with sweat and leave us with a constant feeling of fatigue and despondency.
They say that it is better not to buy a product at all than to buy it expired. And, in particular, this applies to milk, eggs, meat and sweet pastries purchased in July. In them, due to improper storage, dangerous bacteria can develop. In order to avoid the threat of poisoning, you need to pay special attention to the date of production and the appearance of the product. And if there is the slightest doubt about its quality, it is better to refuse to buy it altogether.
When purchasing perishable food, you need to use thermal packs in order to “have time” to bring them home. Be sure to boil or fry meat and eggs and then eat them freshly cooked. When washing berries, you should first clean them of leaves and “tails”, and then rinse in a colander for at least 5 minutes under running water.
And don’t forget about porridge and muesli. During this period, they will be able to saturate the body more than ever without overloading it.
Summer is an amazing time! Be sure to enjoy it! Enjoy life sincerely! And always remain the most beloved and irresistible!
A vegetable that looks similar to cauliflower and differs from it only in color. When buying broccoli, it is best to opt for young, fresh plants with small buds.
This type of cabbage is considered to be low in calories, however, it contains a number of beneficial vitamins and minerals. Among them: vitamins of group B, A, C, PP, E, K, as well as magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, calcium and many other trace elements.
Doctors advise using broccoli for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular and oncological diseases, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and the nervous system, metabolic disorders, and gout.
Also, broccoli is often prescribed for radiation sickness, as it is able to remove salts of heavy metals. In addition, it is advised to include it in the diet of people with a weakened immune system, diabetes mellitus, a tendency to atherosclerosis, as well as pregnant women, children and people of age, as it perfectly nourishes the body.
Typically, broccoli is eaten raw, steamed, boiled, or fried. It is often added to soups, pies, sauces or omelets.
A delicious and healthy vegetable that came to Europe in the 16th century.
It is noteworthy that its pulp is perfectly absorbed by the body, without irritating the walls of the mucous membranes, but stimulating the intestines. Zucchini is good for vitamins A, B and C, as well as trace elements such as calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium.
Thus, it is simply indispensable for healthy skin, nails and hair, good vision, as well as normal functioning of the heart, liver, brain and muscles.
In addition, zucchini can remove excess water and cholesterol from the body, as well as adsorb toxic substances. Their use has a beneficial effect on the work of the gastrointestinal tract and the cardiovascular system. Also, zucchini is useful for liver and kidney diseases.
Traditional healers advise using zucchini as a diuretic for edema, and Tibetan monks – as a tonic for various diseases.
Zucchini is low in calories. They are boiled and fried, mashed and puddings are made from them, and are also widely used in baby food.
Moreover, zucchini is one of those vegetables that retain all their nutrients even with prolonged storage.
Sweet peppers are rich in vitamins C, B, P, PP and therefore are indispensable for diabetes, loss of energy, insomnia and depression. It also contains a whole range of nutrients, including potassium, sodium, phosphorus, iron, calcium, copper, magnesium, zinc and others.
Doctors advise including pepper in your diet for diseases of the cardiovascular system and gastrointestinal tract. Moreover, it has a positive effect on the gums, soothes the nerves and even fights coughs.
In addition, bell peppers are good for gastritis, cramps, anemia, colic, constipation and excessive sweating. In addition, it contains substances that prevent the development of cancer. Sweet pepper juice is recommended to drink with diabetes mellitus, as well as poor hair and nail growth.
Most often, peppers are eaten raw, pickled, baked, boiled and fried. It is often added to salads, sauces, seasonings, pastas, first and second courses.
It is one of the most popular vegetables in the world. Tomatoes differ in shape, color and taste and have been known to mankind since ancient times.
They contain a whole range of vitamins, including: A, B, C, E, K, PP, as well as phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sodium, iodine, iron, zinc, etc. Moreover, tomatoes contain sugars, in particular glucose and fructose, organic acids and one of the most powerful antioxidants, lycopene. First of all, it has strong therapeutic properties. In addition, it prevents the development of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
In addition to this, tomatoes also contain serotonin, or the hormone of happiness. Therefore, their regular use improves mood and helps to effectively deal with stress.
Doctors advise eating tomatoes for metabolic disorders, problems with the gastrointestinal tract, as well as a lack of vitamin A.
Most often, tomatoes are eaten raw in salads. By the way, it is better to fill them with vegetable oil, since such a dish will bring more benefits to the body. Although boiled tomato and tomato paste are no less useful.
This plant is one of the most widespread throughout the world. Parsley is grown in Europe, Canada, USA, Asia and the Far East. This seasoning is loved for its amazing taste and aroma.
However, few people know that it is also very useful.
It contains vitamins A, B, C, E, K, PP, as well as phosphorus, sodium, iron, copper, iodine, manganese, calcium, etc.
Eating parsley increases your appetite. Moreover, this herb helps to fight anemia, anorexia, depression, rheumatism and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Moreover, parsley helps to regulate kidney and liver function, normalize metabolism, strengthen gums and whiten teeth.
Traditional healers advise eating parsley with high blood pressure, weak immunity, and high blood sugar levels. Parsley juice is useful for normalizing the adrenal glands, strengthening blood vessels, as well as for the treatment of diseases of the genitourinary sphere, eye diseases.
Along with this, parsley is actively used by cosmetologists, as it contains vitamin A, which helps to tone the skin and protect it from wrinkles.
Parsley is low in calories. It is consumed fresh, frozen, dried and salted, adding to a variety of dishes. It goes well with fish, meat, salads, potatoes and rice. It is also used in soups and sauces.
Black currant berries are very popular in Russia, our country and even Central Asia.
It is distinguished by its low calorie content, as well as a whole range of nutrients. Among them: vitamins C, B, D, E, K, A, P, as well as phosphorus, iron, potassium, organic acid and sugar. This allows the widespread use of currants for vitamin deficiencies and disorders of the intestines.
Moreover, currant berries have anti-inflammatory, tonic, hematopoietic, diuretic, diaphoretic and vasodilating properties.
Doctors advise using currants to normalize the cardiovascular system, increase immunity, lower blood sugar levels, combat hypertension, anemia and radiation exposure.
Folk healers recommend using both the fruits and leaves of currants for skin and eye diseases, for sore throat, headache, sleep disorders, rheumatism, kidney disease, as well as for colds, bronchitis and whooping cough.
Most often, currants are eaten raw or compotes, preserves and jams are cooked from it.
Mulberry fruits were used in antiquity. Science distinguishes about 16 species of the mulberry tree, which are distributed mainly in Russia, Azerbaijan, our country, Armenia, Romania, Bulgaria, as well as in Africa and North America.
It contains a number of vitamins, such as A, B, C, E, K, as well as useful substances, including potassium, calcium, iron, copper, selenium, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium, etc.
Doctors advise using mulberries for metabolic disorders, heart and kidney diseases, edema, anemia and prostatitis.
Mulberry juice helps with stomatitis and throat ailments, and mulberry infusion helps with fatigue and insomnia.
Mulberry has a fairly low calorie content, it is widely used in the preparation of jams, compotes, jelly, desserts, pies, as well as wine and vodka.
Everyone’s favorite fruit, which ripens by mid-July. China is considered the birthplace of the peach. From there it reached Italy and then spread throughout Europe.
Peach contains vitamins A, B, C, as well as calcium, iron, potassium, copper, sugar and organic acids.
It is an excellent diuretic and laxative. Eating peaches stimulates the gastrointestinal tract, increases appetite, and helps fight anemia and gastritis.
Peach juice is advised to use for diseases of the cardiovascular system and constipation.
Moreover, the use of peach helps prevent the development of infectious diseases and vitamin deficiencies.
Due to its high calorie content, this fruit is not recommended for obesity and diabetes.
Most often, peaches are eaten raw or made into juices, compotes, jams, preserves, dried fruits, etc.
Today, dogwood grows in Europe, Japan, China, the Caucasus and North America. However, historians claim that it was used more than 5 thousand years ago.
Cornel contains vitamins A, C and P, as well as iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, organic acids and essential oils.
Cornel berries are used to combat gout, anemia, dysentery, typhus, arthritis, skin and gastrointestinal tract diseases. Moreover, they are used as a bactericidal, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, choleretic and diuretic.
In addition, dogwood normalizes blood pressure, relieves headaches, strengthens the walls of blood vessels, fights puffiness, increases appetite, normalizes metabolism and improves intestinal motility.
Traditional healers advise using dogwood berries for diarrhea and skin diseases, and the infusion – for stomach disorders, bleeding and oral diseases.
Kissel and a decoction of dogwood helps with diarrhea, and gruel from fresh dogwood berries – for purulent wounds.
The calorie content of dogwood is quite low. It is consumed fresh and frozen, and also added to juices and compotes.
Gooseberries have been very popular in our country for many centuries.
They are very useful as they contain vitamins A, B, C, minerals, organic acids, as well as calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, zinc, copper, cobalt, phosphorus and vitamin B (in dark fruits).
The use of gooseberries is useful for hypertension, atherosclerosis, kidney, liver and bladder diseases. Gooseberry juice is used for anemia, skin diseases, and a decoction for chronic constipation and menopausal bleeding.
Moreover, gooseberry fights hypovitaminosis, metabolic disorders, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
The calorie content of gooseberries is low. It is eaten fresh, marmalade, juices, preserves, jams and compotes are made from it.
Semolina porridge can be your child’s most delicious meal if prepared properly. At the same time, it is the only one digested in the lower intestine, cleansing the body of mucus and fat.
Semolina is well absorbed, therefore it is often included in the diet for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and after operations.
Many are sure that there are no useful substances in it at all, although, in fact, semolina contains vitamins E, B, PP, iron, aluminum and cobalt.
Moderate use of semolina will benefit the body, and frequent use (more than 2 servings per day) is huge harm, since the components that make up it flush out calcium from the body. And this, in turn, can lead to rickets or spasmophilia.
Ready semolina porridge is seasoned with butter, jam, preserves and more.
One of the most popular treats for many adults and children. Since ancient times, she is known as the “queen of the fields” of the fields, since corn is quite unpretentious when grown. Moreover, it contains a whole range of useful substances. These are vitamins B, C, K, PP, D, as well as potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, nickel.
Eating corn reduces the risk of developing diabetes and diseases of the cardiovascular system, improves immunity and improves the general condition of the human body. Nutritionists advise eating corn in old age to improve vision and normalize metabolism. The main thing is to give preference to young cobs with delicate grains.
Also in corn there are antioxidants and substances that have a beneficial effect on human well-being.
Most often, corn is consumed boiled and canned. It is important to remember that it contains a lot of calories, so to maintain your figure you need to eat corn in moderation.
It is considered the largest freshwater predator. Moreover, scientists argue that some representatives of this species of fish can live up to 100 years and weigh up to 300 kg, although most often there are individuals weighing about 10-20 kg.
Culinary experts appreciate catfish meat for its lack of bones, sufficient fat content, tenderness and sweet taste. Moreover, it contains a number of vitamins, including A, B, C, E, PP, as well as trace elements such as potassium, sodium, magnesium, iron, iodine, cobalt, nickel, calcium, etc.
Nutritionists say that catfish meat is very nutritious and high in protein. At the same time, it contains a small proportion of connective tissue, due to which this fish is well and easily absorbed. This factor is extremely important for people with sedentary lifestyles.
Eating catfish meat has a positive effect on the general condition of the skin, mucous membranes, nervous system and digestive tract. Plus, it is a natural blood sugar regulator.
Most often, catfish meat is boiled, simmered or fried. When consumed in moderation, it does not cause obesity.
Fish that belongs to the salmon family and weighs no more than 40 kg. Moreover, it is considered not only tasty, but also very useful. It contains vitamins A, B, D, as well as zinc, phosphorus, calcium, iodine, sodium, fluorine and a huge amount of protein. In addition, salmon meat is well absorbed by the body.
Moreover, it contains essential omega-3 acids that have a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system, preventing the risk of developing the most common diseases.
Salmon is advised to be consumed during pregnancy, as well as during the period of active growth of the body in childhood. It is known that people who regularly eat salmon meat improve vision, blood circulation, gastrointestinal tract activity, liver and brain function, as well as increase immunity and reduce blood cholesterol levels.
Scientists claim that salmon can save you from asthma due to the presence of fatty acids. In addition, regular consumption of salmon meat improves mood, helps fight depression, improves mental performance, and also prevents cancer, arthritis and other dangerous diseases.
As a rule, salmon are smoked, fried, baked on the grill or in the oven, salted or steamed.
One of the most common fish in the Black Sea. Its meat, by right, is considered not only very tasty, but also healthy. It contains vitamins A, B, C, E, D, PP, zinc, chromium, molybdenum, fluorine, sulfur, chlorine and nickel. At the same time, in jerky gobies, which lose about 80% of the liquid, the concentration of trace elements is much higher. However, it is worth noting that doctors do not advise people suffering from gout, urolithiasis and hypertension to abuse such fish due to the high salt content.
Most of all, bull meat is valued for its content of omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which improve metabolism, slow down the aging process of the body, and also prevent the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.
In cooking, the meat of gobies, as a rule, is salted, fried, baked, boiled, cutlets and canned food are made from it.
They are considered the closest relatives of the porcini mushroom. Most often, boletus grows in forests or along the edges of forest roads. As a rule, they have a hemispherical cap and a leg that does not exceed 15 cm.
Boletus is valued for the content of vitamin PP, as well as B, C, E, D. In addition, it contains a number of useful trace elements such as calcium, sodium, phosphorus, iron, manganese and others.
Scientists claim that these mushrooms contain complete proteins, which are characterized by the presence of all essential and easily digestible amino acids.
Traditional healers often use boletus in the treatment of kidneys. And culinary experts advise to choose only young mushrooms for cooking, supplementing them with other varieties, since the boletus itself has an unexpressed taste.
Most often they are stewed, fried, pickled, dried or boiled. It is also worth noting that this mushroom darkens during the cooking process.
This drink is considered one of the most popular among all dairy products. At the same time, it differs not only in its high taste properties, but also in the great benefits that it brings to the body.
According to scientists, the first yoghurt appeared in Ancient Thrace (the territory of modern Bulgaria), although some of them argue that long before that they knew about the existence of yoghurt in India.
Today, in some countries, certain types of yoghurt, which are produced by well-known companies, are prohibited, since they have little in common with the ancient drink. And the most useful are those that were prepared at home.
It is they who improve the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract, fight against the appearance of putrefactive bacteria, increase appetite and have a positive effect on the digestive processes.
It was also found that regular consumption of yogurt not only helps to maintain good health, but also directly affects a person’s life expectancy.
Among other things, yogurt supports the body’s defenses, boosts immunity and provides a variety of nutrients.
Cosmetologists add yogurt to various masks. And nutritionists advise to use it daily for breakfast as a separate dish, especially since it has a low calorie content.
The meat of a young goose is dark and moderately tender. It is distinguished by its excellent taste and content of a number of vitamins (A, B, C, PP) and minerals, including calcium, magnesium, sodium, phosphorus, zinc, selenium, copper, iron and others.
Goose meat is quite fatty, while it is less digestible than chicken meat. However, it contains a huge amount of amino acids that cleanse the body and also improve its general condition.
Doctors advise to actively use it for anemia, since it contains many useful substances that contribute to the enhancement of hematopoiesis processes. Traditional healers, in turn, recommend including goose in your diet to increase immunity and improve the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract.
In addition, in folk medicine, goose meat is actively used in case of stress and poisoning of the body with toxins, as it helps to cleanse it.
In cooking, goose meat is most often boiled, fried, stewed or baked. It should be noted that this type of meat has a very high calorie content, so it is better to eat it in moderation.
A tree that has a pleasant, delicate aroma. In addition, since ancient times it has been considered an excellent medicine.
Most often, aromatic tea is brewed from the inflorescences and leaves of linden, which is highly valued for its anti-aging properties. Although it is often made from it essential oils, brooms for use in a bath, infusions and even charcoal (from dried wood).
Linden contains vitamin C, carotene, protein and useful trace elements. Linden tea soothes the nervous system, while linden honey helps fight the flu and colds. In addition, linden is an excellent antispasmodic that effectively fights kidney and bladder problems.
With the regular use of linden products, digestive and bile formation processes normalize, and diuresis increases.
Traditional healers advise using linden to treat gout, hemorrhoids, wounds, burns and erysipelas, and cosmetologists – to improve skin elasticity.
One of the most common types of nuts. It is characterized not only by high calorie content, but also by the presence of a number of useful substances. Pistachios contain a huge amount of vitamin E, which is considered an excellent antioxidant for rejuvenating the body. In addition, they contain copper, manganese, phosphorus, B vitamins, proteins and thiamine.
Regular consumption of pistachios lowers blood sugar and cholesterol levels and also prevents the risk of cancer. Doctors advise including pistachios in your diet for hypertension, tuberculosis and anemia, liver and stomach diseases, stress and infertility, as well as after infectious diseases.
Pistachios are used alone or as part of desserts, sauces and other dishes.