6 perfect foods for this fall
It is when it is ripe and in season that the food provides us with the best nutrients. So to fill up with vitality and stimulate our body this fall, we focus on fresh and if possible organic products. 5-point advice from naturopath Alexandra Goemaere. And in the video above, you will discover other vegetables to cook easily.
Essential in ratatouille or moussaka, eggplant, in addition to being very low in calories, is very rich in antioxidants. This allows the body to fight against free radicals, involved in the development of heart disease, certain cancers and premature aging. Wash the eggplant thoroughly but do not peel it! As with many other fruits and vegetables, most of its antioxidant and vitamin content is in the skin.
Parsnip is a root vegetable from the carrot family that has a pleasant sweet taste. Rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, parsnip is unfortunately too often forgotten in the kitchen. It contains, among other things, magnesium which helps the body to fight against small strokes of fatigue and vitamin B6 which allows better assimilation of magnesium.
Delicious when fresh and steamed, beans are a great source of dietary fiber. These soluble and insoluble fibers ensure better intestinal transit, bring a feeling of fullness more quickly and help prevent cardiovascular disease. Also good source of vitamin C but to benefit from it, avoid boiling or grilling them and prefer steamed.
Pear also has a very interesting fiber content, mainly contained in the skin. The peel also contains a lot of antioxidants (flavonoids and phenolic acids) which are said to have beneficial effects on cardiovascular health and certain cancers. It is also found in the flesh but in less quantity.
Known to be a great ally for cardiovascular health, grapes, and especially red grapes, are an excellent source of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. It contains flavonoids, such as quercetin or catechins or even resveratrol, particularly indicated in cases of cholesterol, high blood pressure and in the prevention of certain cancers. To be consumed without moderation this fall, ideally without meals.