So, the last month of winter – February – is behind us. Welcome to spring!
March … The only month of the year, with the onset of which not only nature awakens from sleep and winter cold, but also our hearts … It smells of spring, snowdrops and tulips. It brings the first rays of the sun and a beautiful feminine holiday.
Once A.S. Pushkin called this month “the morning of the year”.
In the old days, March was also called a harbinger of warm days, and a “raznopodnik”, and “dear-destroying”, and “wind-blower”, and “drip”, and even “stepmother”. And all because the weather at this time is the most capricious and changeable. “March sows with snow, then warms with the sun.”
With the arrival of March, many people begin to slowly get rid of bulky winter clothes. And the result of this “freedom” is often a runny nose, cold and cough. Unfortunately, this is not surprising, since the body, suffering from a severe lack of vitamins, is no longer able to resist diseases. Therefore, helping yourself through a healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition is our sacred duty with you.
Of course, at this time it is difficult to find real fresh vegetables and fruits that amaze with the richness and variety of nutrients and microelements. However, there are such foods, the use of which will not only help to increase immunity, but also give an excellent spring mood. And how could it be otherwise, because they differ in the presence of all chemical compounds and fibers necessary for a person, and in low calorie content. Be sure to include them in your diet.
And you will be able to preserve beauty and health and easily survive all the weather whims of the beginning of spring.
A vegetable that came to us from China. It is distinguished by a huge set of vitamins and minerals that the body needs during this period. These are vitamins A, B-groups, C, E, K, as well as copper, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc and iodine.
However, even with such an abundance of nutrients, Chinese cabbage has a low calorie content. Thanks to this, it is advised to be consumed by many nutritionists. In addition, its regular use helps to get rid of depression and nervous disorders, as well as headaches and diabetes. It is added to the diet to prevent cardiovascular disease and improve intestinal motility. Gastroenterologists advise using it for ulcers and gastritis, and therapists – for anemia and liver diseases.
In addition, Peking cabbage juice is an excellent remedy for the treatment of inflammation and purulent wounds. And the inhabitants of Japan themselves call this cabbage litter a source of longevity.
When stored properly, Peking cabbage can be stored for up to 4 months without losing either its taste or healing properties.
It can be added to soups and borscht, vegetable stews and side dishes, salads and meat dishes. In addition, Chinese cabbage can be salted, dried and pickled.
Rutabaga is also a vegetable belonging to the Cabbage family. It was bred by crossing white cabbage and turnips.
The swede contains proteins, fiber, starch, pectins, salts of potassium, sodium, iron, copper, sulfur and phosphorus, as well as rutin, carotene, ascorbic acid and B vitamins.
Rutabaga is an effective anti-inflammatory, anti-burn and wound-healing agent.
It is also used in the treatment of bone softening, as it contains the most calcium. For a long time, rutabaga seeds have been used to treat measles and inflammation of the oral cavity in children. It has been used as a mucolytic agent because it dilutes phlegm. In addition, it is indispensable for chronic inflammatory diseases of the lungs and bronchi.
Due to its diuretic properties, rutabagas are used to get rid of edema in renal and cardiovascular diseases.
Doctors recommend using this vegetable for obesity, since it is characterized by the presence of a mild laxative effect, normalizes metabolism and has a low calorie content.
Salads, soups and sauces for meat dishes are prepared from rutabagas. It is stuffed with semolina and eggs, it is added to pudding with cottage cheese and apricots, or stewed with honey and nuts. There is a huge number of recipes for dishes with this vegetable, you just have to choose your favorite!
A very bitter and, at the same time, very healthy vegetable. It has a balanced complex of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, the last of which are sucrose and fructose. It contains vitamins A, B9, C and K. It also contains calcium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium, zinc and iron. Moreover, it is characterized by the presence of organic acids, phytoncides, essential oils and enzymes.
Black radish is used to improve metabolism and increase immunity. It is called a natural broad-spectrum antibiotic, and is often taken as a diuretic.
In food, you can use the roots of the radish themselves, and its young foliage. Radish is used to make soups, borscht, salads, snacks and okroshka.
Its beneficial properties were known even in Ancient Rome and Greece, where it was considered one of the most valuable vegetable plants.
Leek is rich in potassium, calcium, phosphorus, sulfur, magnesium and iron. In addition, it contains thiamine, carotene, riboflavin, nicotinic and ascorbic acids.
Leeks also have the unique property of increasing the amount of ascorbic acid in their composition by almost 2 times during long-term storage.
Its medicinal properties have been known for a long time. It is useful for gout, scurvy, rheumatism, urolithiasis, physical and mental fatigue.
Due to its low calorie content, nutritionists recommend leeks for obesity.
Clinical studies have shown that leeks normalize metabolism, improve liver function, and have anti-sclerotic properties.
Unlike onions, leeks do not have a pungent taste and smell, so it is widely used in cooking. Soups, mashed potatoes, sauces, salads, meat and marinade are not all dishes that are perfectly complemented by this product.
One of the delicious and healthy types of dried apricots. It includes salts of calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, iron and phosphorus, as well as fiber and a complex of fatty and organic acids. In addition, dried apricots contain vitamins A, B1, B2, C, PP.
Despite the fact that this product has a fairly high calorie content, nutritionists still recommend eating 4-5 pieces of dried apricots every day, especially in the spring-autumn period. This will help to enrich the body with useful substances, prevent anemia and eye diseases, avoid diseases of the cardiovascular system and thrombophlebitis, as well as improve the well-being of diabetics and normalize the functioning of the kidneys and thyroid gland. Dried apricots are added to many diets and are used as the main product of the fasting day.
A unique property of dried apricots is the ability to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
It can be used as a stand-alone product or as part of meat and fish dishes, as well as added to cereals, desserts, salads and pastries.
Compotes and uzvars are cooked from dried apricots, which remove toxins and toxins from the body.
Unusually beautiful and tasty fruit.
This apple variety was developed in the last century. It differs from others in frost resistance, since it can usually lie until January, and then go for implementation.
It is worth noting that the extraordinary sweet and sour taste of Jonagold apples conquered professional tasters, who assigned him the highest points.
Jonagold apples contain iodine, iron, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium.
They contain vitamins A, B, C and PP, as well as fiber and a complex of organic acids. In addition, they are low in calories.
These apples help with flatulence and bloating and are a source of health and longevity.
In clinical studies, it has been found that daily consumption of these apples inhibits the growth of cancer cells in the liver and intestines.
They are also used to prevent eye diseases and colds. In addition, these apples strengthen the immune system and relieve swelling.
They contain natural antibiotics that help fight the flu virus, staphylococcus aureus and dysentery. They have a tonic, refreshing and invigorating effect.
Jonagold apples are best consumed raw, although they can be baked, dried, and boiled as jam and preserves.
Sauerkraut, salted, pickled cabbage
Cabbage is a very healthy, tasty and dietary product, which is characterized by a high content of B-group vitamins, P, K, E, C and U.
In addition, it contains a whole range of micro- and macroelements, such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, sulfur, phosphorus, iodine, cobalt, chlorine, zinc, manganese and iron.
Cabbage is highly regarded for its fiber content, which is essential for normalizing gastrointestinal tract activity, lowering cholesterol levels, burning adipose tissue and even killing putrefactive bacteria in the intestines.
It is worth noting that it is precisely because of its healing properties that cabbage is widely used in folk medicine.
A feature of sauerkraut is the presence of lactic acid in it, which is useful for diabetes. It is also used for stomatitis and bleeding gums.
Pickled and salted cabbage is very useful, since during storage it contains much more nutrients than fresh.
A product that was first mentioned in the Bible. In those days, barley porridge, boiled in milk and seasoned with heavy cream, was called the royal food.
Moreover, barley was a favorite porridge of Peter I. And all thanks to the fact that it contains a whole range of useful amino acids and trace elements. Among them: potassium, calcium and iron, zinc, copper and manganese, molybdenum, strontium and cobalt, bromine, chromium, phosphorus and iodine. And also vitamins A, B, D, E, PP.
In addition, barley contains lysine, which promotes collagen production and thus prevents aging.
In addition, pearl barley porridge has powerful antioxidant properties, it perfectly strengthens the nervous system and normalizes metabolism. It improves the condition of teeth, bones, hair and skin.
A decoction of barley is used as an antispasmodic, diuretic and anti-inflammatory agent.
The calorie content of barley porridge is quite low, so nutritionists recommend using it for obesity, and therapists for coughs and colds. The main thing is to eat pearl barley in the form of porridge no more than 2 times a week.
Barley is especially useful for nursing mothers, as it increases lactation.
A product known back in the days of Ancient Rome, where it was not only eaten, but also made from it for face masks and powder.
In France, beans were grown as an ornamental plant.
The value of beans in their high protein content, which is highly digestible. Of the trace elements, it contains magnesium, potassium, calcium, sulfur, phosphorus and iron. It is rich in vitamins B-group, C, E, K, PP and has a relatively low calorie content.
Beans help with rheumatism, skin and intestinal diseases, as well as diseases of the bronchi. In addition, it has the ability to increase immunity to influenza.
Doctors recommend eating this product for the prevention of atherosclerosis, hypertension and pyelonephritis.
Eating beans regularly can help lower blood sugar levels, which is very important for people with diabetes.
Beans are also taken to calm the nervous system and remove kidney stones.
Soups, salads, side dishes and pates are made from it. Canned beans are considered especially useful, in which a maximum of useful substances are preserved.
Favorite dish of the Japanese. It contains a large amount of easily digestible proteins, as well as calcium, proteins, omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamins of groups B, A and D. Also capelin is valued for the content of a number of useful amino acids and trace elements such as methionine and lysine, as well as fluorine, bromine, potassium, sodium, selenium and phosphorus.
Regular use of capelin during this period is necessary already due to the content of selenium, which perfectly cheers up.
Doctors advise including capelin in your diet for myocardial infarction, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and thyroid diseases.
It is eaten smoked and fried and served as a side dish with rice, although it also goes well with vegetables and sauces.
The advantage of spring capelin over autumn capelin is in a relatively low fat content and, as a result, a fairly low calorie content.
Delicious and healthy sea fish, which is especially appreciated in dietary nutrition. In addition, it contains many useful substances that are quickly absorbed.
Doctors recommend using flounder after operations and long-term illnesses, since this type of fish has a positive effect on the digestive, respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
In the course of clinical studies, it has been proven that substances contained in flounder meat contribute to the death of cancer cells. Flounder also contains phosphorus, vitamins B, A, E, D.
Regular consumption of this type of fish in food improves mental activity, normalizes the work of enzymes in the body, helps to increase hemoglobin and regulates metabolic processes.
Due to its high iodine content, flounder perfectly improves immunity, and thanks to a complex of minerals, it strengthens nails, hair and teeth, and also helps to rejuvenate the body.
Flounder meat can be stewed, fried, baked in the oven and cooked over an open fire. Moderate consumption of flounder, especially fried, does not lead to extra pounds.
One of the popular dietary food products, which, moreover, is well absorbed by the body.
Hake meat is valued for its high protein content and the presence of a number of useful substances, namely: calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium, phosphorus, copper, manganese, chromium, fluorine, iodine, iron, sulfur, zinc, etc.
Regular consumption of this type of fish normalizes metabolism, cleanses the body of toxins and has a beneficial effect on its general condition.
The presence of vitamins E and A in the meat of this fish prevents the appearance of cancer.
Doctors recommend eating hake meat to prevent diseases of the thyroid gland, mucous membranes, skin and gastrointestinal tract.
Hake improves the functioning of the nervous system and fights depression, and also regulates blood sugar levels.
Hake dishes are relatively low in calories and, when consumed in moderation, do not cause obesity.
Delicious and healthy mushrooms with a whole range of useful vitamins and minerals, namely B-groups, C, E, PP, as well as potassium, phosphorus, sodium, magnesium, iron and calcium.
They can be consumed without fear of gaining weight, since they have a very low calorie content.
Basically, these mushrooms are introduced into your diet in order to prevent diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
The russula are boiled, fried, pickled and salted.
Interestingly, these mushrooms got their name due to the fact that they can be eaten as early as 24 hours after salting, that is, almost raw.
One of the healthiest drinks for our body. Its use is essential for the normal growth and development of children.
Our ancestors knew about its rich useful properties.
There are several types of milk, but the most popular in Russia are goat and cow.
Milk contains easily digestible protein, it is very nutritious and prized for its high calcium content. It also contains potassium and B vitamins.
Doctors recommend giving children goat milk after a year, the benefits of which were written by the philosophers of ancient Greece.
This drink is irreplaceable after mental and physical exertion and has bactericidal properties.
Regular consumption of milk helps to strengthen the immune system and prevent the development of infections.
Plus, milk is good for the health of teeth, skin, hair and nails. The beneficial acids it contains help to normalize the functioning of the nervous system.
It is used to prevent insomnia and prevent the development of depression.
Due to its low calorie content, milk is often included in various diets.
For colds, warm milk with honey and butter can help warm a sore throat, soften coughs, and improve phlegm flow.
Milk is consumed raw, it is also used to make sauces, cereals, marinades, confectionery or add it to other drinks.
The most popular types of eggs are chicken and quail, although all have useful properties.
The value of eggs is in their excellent digestibility by the body. In addition, eggs are rich in proteins, beneficial amino acids and trace elements. They contain potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sodium, sulfur, iron, zinc, chlorine, fluorine, boron, cobalt, manganese, etc. They are also rich in B-group vitamins, E, C, D, H, PP, K, A …
Eating eggs is good for strengthening bones and preventing cardiovascular and cancer diseases. In addition, they contain a substance that fights fatigue and bad mood.
Eggs are good for memory and brain, as well as for liver function and normalization of vision. Moreover, the elements that make up their composition are involved in the processes of hematopoiesis.
Eggs have a fairly high calorie content, but American scientists have conducted studies that have proven that regular use of this product in boiled form for breakfast still contributes to weight loss. This is due to the feeling of fullness that a person has after eating eggs.
Delicious, healthy and high-calorie product.
Honey contains B vitamins and ascorbic acid. It has bactericidal, anti-inflammatory and absorbent properties, normalizes metabolism, improves tissue regeneration, tones, and also enhances immunity and normalizes sleep.
Honey is completely absorbed by the human body and is a powerful energetic. It is used to treat alcoholism and to prevent colds.
Honeycomb is used to treat eye cataracts.
Delicious, healthy and popular product. It contains a whole complex of B-group vitamins, A, D, E, PP. Regular consumption of peanuts helps to improve memory, vision, attention and normalize the functioning of all internal organs. Doctors also advise eating peanuts for potency disorders.
In addition, it is useful as it helps to renew the cells of the body.
Peanuts are antioxidants and are used to prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer. It has a calming effect, helps with insomnia, mental and physical fatigue.
Peanut butter is used to treat purulent wounds.
Due to their high fat content, peanuts are considered a high-calorie food, so they should not be overused.