Fruits & Vegetables: Their health benefits

A new year begins and the time of good resolutions often accompanies this moment. In order to eliminate the overeating that occurs during the holidays, each of us tends to want to change the way we eat for the holiday season. o regain a healthy weight and feel better.

Nortene, who accompanies you in the creation and maintenance of your vegetable garden thanks to her gardening products, gives you these few tips concerning the fruits and vegetables that you can grow and then enjoy wholeheartedly.

Fruits and vegetables: Proven benefits!

To be consumed without moderation, fruits and vegetables are sources of vitamins, minerals and other fibers that will be beneficial for your body and your well-being. We often hear that it is good to eat 5 fruits and vegetables a day for your health, but you can abuse them and eat them at all your meals.

Even if you won’t find the same fruits and vegetables throughout the year at your favorite market gardener, you will be able to discover new fruits and vegetables that will always keep you healthy. Let’s come to the proven benefits and advantages of fruits and vegetables based nutrition:

  • They prevent overweight: The vast majority of fruits and vegetables in our meals have a low energy density and are low in calories. Conversely, they have a greater capacity to satisfy our hunger than other foods thanks to their high fiber content. Thus, especially for overweight children, it is essential to promote the consumption of fruits and vegetables to reduce the proportion of sugars and fats in the diet.
  • They protect the heart and blood vessels: The link between the food we eat and cardiovascular disease is now proven. Indeed, a too fatty nutrition will tend in the long term to harm our health by clogging the arteries. The oxidation of cholesterol is one of the elements that can accumulate in the arteries. As for fruits and vegetables, their role will be to prevent the oxidation of cholesterol and thus protect our arteries.
  • They fortify the bones: Calcium is the element used to fortify the bones. We tend to say that calcium is mainly concentrated in milk, but some fruits and vegetables can also provide enough calcium to strengthen bones. Broccoli is the vegetable with the most calcium. There is 100 mg of calcium in 100 g of broccoli. Other vegetables from the same family, such as cabbage or endives, will provide a significant amount of calcium for the body.
  • They preserve from cancer: Studies have been conducted and attest that eating at least 5 fruits and vegetables per day will reduce the risk of cancer. People who eat less fruit and vegetables have, on average, 1.5 to 2 times more risk of developing digestive tract cancer. The synergy of the elements present in fruits and vegetables (fiber, vitamins, minerals, polyphenols, micronutrients) is beneficial for the body.

Grandma’s recipes

Some benefits brought by fruits and vegetables are proven and have a real impact on our health and it is for these reasons that it is important to eat fruits and vegetables and even more if they come from your garden to be sure of the quality of the products. To complete this advice, my grandmother used to cook or prepare certain fruits and vegetables by telling me that they were good for me. Her 3 favorite ingredients with which she used to prepare her remedies are: apple, zucchini and orange.

With the apple, many ailments can be cured or at least soothed. The apple is a fruit that is usually picked in the autumn, but depending on the variety can be eaten until February or March. It is often during the same winter season that fatigue usually occurs. To combat this, nothing is better than a big glass of apple juice in the morning to wake up. My grandmother used to tell me: “An apple every morning keeps the doctor away.

“The apple can also be used to soothe heartburn, which can occur during the holiday season after a heavy meal, for example. By mixing 2 tablespoons of cider vinegar in a glass of water, your pains will go away as quickly as they came. The apple vinegar has other virtues in particular to help to fall asleep. By mixing chamomile, honey and apple vinegar in a preparation before going to bed, you put all the chances on your side to spend a good night.

Zucchini, an easy vegetable to find and cook, is proving to be an ally for your health as well for various reasons. It is during the summer that you can eat the zucchini from your garden. Thus, to ensure a good figure and to go to the beach without complex, the zucchini will have to be part of your diet.

Its main characteristic is that it is rich in fiber and water while it is very low in calories: You will no longer feel hungry and you will burn fat at the same time. Also, once you’ve spent a day at the beach, you may get a few sunburns.

To soothe these sunburns, slices of fresh zucchini can then be applied to the red parts of your body. Let’s come to the proven benefits and advantages of fruits and vegetables based nutrition:

They prevent overweight: The vast majority of fruits and vegetables in our meals have a low energy density and are low in calories. Conversely, they have a greater capacity to satisfy our hunger than other foods thanks to their high fiber content. Thus, especially for overweight children, it is essential to promote the consumption of fruits and vegetables to reduce the proportion of sugars and fats in the diet.

They protect the heart and blood vessels: The link between the food we eat and cardiovascular disease is now proven. Indeed, a too fatty nutrition will tend in the long term to harm our health by clogging the arteries. The oxidation of cholesterol is one of the elements that can accumulate in the arteries.

As for fruits and vegetables, their role will be to prevent the oxidation of cholesterol and thus protect our arteries.

They fortify the bones: Calcium is the element used to fortify the bones. We tend to say that calcium is mainly concentrated in milk, but some fruits and vegetables can also provide enough calcium to strengthen bones.

Broccoli is the vegetable with the most calcium. There is 100 mg of calcium in 100 g of broccoli. Other vegetables from the same family, such as cabbage or endives, will provide a significant amount of calcium for the body.

They preserve from cancer: Studies have been conducted and attest that eating at least 5 fruits and vegetables per day will reduce the risk of cancer. People who eat less fruit and vegetables have, on average, 1.5 to 2 times more risk of developing digestive tract cancer. The synergy of the elements present in fruits and vegetables (fiber, vitamins, minerals, polyphenols, micronutrients) is beneficial for the body.