The summer is slowly coming to an end and autumn is awaiting us. In addition to the colder weather, this season brings along some delicious foods that offer many benefits for us. That’s why, just in time for this time of year, I present to you my personal top 5 foods for fall and I’ll tell you what benefits they have for you.
Apart from the great taste (I love pumpkin) and a variety of preperation methods (soup, fried, cooked, baked, as a casserole, …), the pumpkin with only 25 kcal per 100g is very low in calories yet gives you a great feeling of satiety. He also shines with plenty of vitamin C, beta carotene (precursor of vitamin A), numerous minerals such as iron, potassium and magnesium and a lot of fiber.
Whether as stick or tuber, celery can be processed into a variety of other dishes apart from the well known soup. Packed with vitamin B and vitamin C and minerals (potassium, calcium), celery helps digestion and hydrating. If you are willing to experiment, you’ll find that celery can be used in a very versatile way for cooking.
When I hear autumn, walnuts are almost indispensable to me. A study has shown that eating nuts significantly improves learning and even motoric development, which is why they are also known as “brain food”. In addition, walnuts are an excellent source of unsaturated fats and also contain essential omega-3 fats. They also contain many B vitamins, folic acid and vitamin E as well as numerous important minerals. But beware: Enjoy them in moderation, because 100g walnuts have about 650kcal for 100g!
Also known as the “asparagus of winter,” the black salsify is rather unknown, I discovered it only recently as well. In addition to vitamin B, E, calcium and a high inulin content (as well as many other fibers), the salsify ranks at the top of the most nutritious vegetables. In addition to a classic soup, salsify can also be used as a side dish roasted, steamed or otherwise prepared.
In addition to all the vegetables, fruits must not be neglected. The pomegranate as a vitamin bomb (vitamins B, C and K) also shines with numerous minerals (potassium, calcium, iron). Also, this fruit is said to have many other positive effects (lowers the blood pressure, helps against joint pain). Because of that you can forgive the amount of ~ 14g sugar per 100g, especially since it is definitely an experience to peel a pomegranate the first time.
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