Healthy autumn foods from the garden
In autumn, we can access a wide range of fresh fruits and vegetables. Which powders do the seasonal delicacies contain in concrete terms?
Kissed by the sun and harvested in the optimal state of maturity, apples, grapes, plums and co unfold an incomparable aroma. In the kitchen, the autumnal pleasures of the garden also score from a nutritional point of view. “A large number of studies indicate that people with a pronounced phyto-diet have a lower risk of developing chronic diseases,” says dr. Oliver Neubauer, researcher at the Queensland University of Technology in Australia and lecturer at the University of Vienna.
“The food companies recommend eating at least three servings of vegetables per day, a total of about 400 grams and two portions of fruit, a total of about 250 grams per day,” advises Neubauer, who in his research, among other things, the positive effects of plant compounds on the Organism dedicates. All the better if the daily requirement can also be met with cream of pumpkin soup, apple compote and other seasonal delicacies.
Apple – the heart-friendly snack
More than 1000 ingredients cavort in the crunchy apple. Only their interaction makes the crisp fruit for the organism so valuable. In addition to vitamin C, potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron, the popular fruit contains particularly many phytochemicals. “Although they are not among the essential nutrients, but have a decisive influence on many metabolic processes,” explains nutrition and exercise physiologist Oliver Neubauer.
“About 100,000 different phytochemicals are known so far,” says the expert, “10,000 of them are found in human food.” One of their representatives are the polyphenols, which are also found in the apple and especially under the shell. They expand blood vessels, improve blood circulation and thus keep the cardiovascular system going.
Source: Medizin Populaer