Summer flew by unnoticed, as well as the first month of autumn - September. Before we had time to come to our senses from summer holidays and the velvet season in September, October was already on the threshold. This is the tenth month in the calendar and the last month in which we can still not wrap ourselves in warm clothes. Of course, October will still please us with warm days, yellow fallen leaves in the park, and will also threaten with rains and even the first frosts. Earlier, people used to call October dirty. Most likely, it got its name because of the rainy season.
With the onset of cold weather and rain, our body becomes weaker, which makes it more likely to catch a cold or even the flu. To always stay in the rhythm of life, you need to monitor, first of all, your diet.
Today it is not necessary to take pills to prevent illness in bad weather. Immunologists recommend adding foods to your diet that, due to their unique properties, will prevent any seasonal diseases.
It is very important to choose the right products. After all, with the advent of autumn, autumn blues sets in. That is why proper nutrition should solve two problems at once. First, the food must be delicious. A little sweetness in vegetables or fruits will greatly enhance your mood. And secondly, they must be correct and nutritious. You need to use only those products that have unique substances.
It is very important to consume low-calorie foods at the time when the body is preparing for winter and stocking up on useful substances.
What is recommended by experts to add to your usual diet in October to avoid a common cold or to prevent joint pain?
October is a great time to enjoy pumpkin dishes. Since ancient times, everyone knows that this orange vegetable is an excellent healer of various ailments. If we talk about its medicinal properties, then there are a lot of them. Some doctors recommend including this product in the diet for those who have diseases such as diseases of the genitourinary system, varieties of kidney diseases, cirrhosis and hepatitis of the liver, atherosclerosis and hypertension, as well as disorders of the cardiovascular system.
Everything is useful in this bright and sunny vegetable - pulp, juice, seeds. The pumpkin has collected everything important: trace elements - manganese, iodine, zinc, fluorine, copper, etc.; macronutrients - sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium ; vitamins A, C, E as well as group B and folic acid.
The calorie content of pumpkin is 23 kcal per 100 g, so pumpkin can be consumed even by those who are on a diet. But not pumpkin seeds. They, unlike the pulp, are very high in calories - 520 kcal per 100 g.
It should be noted that when choosing this vegetable, you do not need to take the largest fruit. Choose medium-sized fruits at the time of purchase - they will be more tender in taste and more aromatic. An unripe and overripe pumpkin should also not be taken, otherwise it will be too fibrous.
Pumpkin is eaten baked, raw, cooked in porridge, added to salads, and also used as a main side dish.
Viburnum is a bright red berry with a large seed. This fruit ripens in early October and has very useful properties. After the first frosts, we can safely say that the viburnum is already ripe - it acquires sweetness.
We can safely say that viburnum due to its properties is considered one of the best remedies in folk medicine and can compete with other remedies.
As you know, the rainy season begins in October, so it is customary to consume viburnum in this month. After all, the berry has the properties of preventing colds and infectious diseases. In order to avoid a cold, it is enough to add viburnum berries to the diet every day.
It should be noted that the infusion of viburnum berries has a calming effect.
We can safely say that viburnum contains a huge amount of ascorbic acid - twice as much as in citrus fruits. In terms of content, this small berry contains five times more iron than lemons and oranges. Kalina is rich in vitamins C and E.
Kalina is considered the lowest calorie berry - 26 kcal per 100 g. This product can be eaten even by those who suffer from obesity. If we talk about the beneficial properties of viburnum for pregnant women, then viburnum berries increase the level of hemoglobin and red blood cells, which are necessary in the second and third trimester.
End September - early October is the season for picking wild mushrooms. You can talk about the beneficial properties of mushrooms for hours, because each study reveals a lot of new beneficial properties. There are a number of mushrooms, both beneficial and poisonous, that can cause serious harm to your health.
Forest mushrooms contain a lot of useful macronutrients, microelements such as phosphorus, iodine, magnesium, sulfur and calcium, as well as vitamins A, E, D, PP and group B. It can be safely stated that forest mushrooms contain more vitamin A than carrots, and they contain more B vitamins than cereals.
Useful properties of mushrooms are that, due to their rich composition, they strengthen the human immune system, the use of mushrooms also has a beneficial effect on mental activity.
Nutritionists call mushrooms "forest meat", because the content of protein in them is twice as much as in an egg, and three times as much as in meat. Moreover, mushrooms contain as much phosphorus as fish.
Due to the fact that mushrooms are low in calories, nutritionists advise eating them in the diet during fasting days. Even in small quantities, they cause a feeling of satiety.
Eating wild mushrooms in the diet in October is necessary in order to strengthen and maintain immunity. Forest mushrooms contain beta-glucans. That is why mushrooms in the diet help to strengthen the immune system.
Wild mushrooms can be grilled, salted, marinated, dried and fried.
Beets are widespread in our circles. She came to us from Byzantium back in the days of Kievan Rus. Beetroot, borscht, vinaigrette - they have a mandatory attribute - beets. You can talk about the beneficial properties of beets for hours, but it is worth noting that modern scientists are becoming more and more convinced with each study that beets are a very unique vegetable. Not a single vegetable will compete with beets.
If we talk about the beneficial properties of beets, then it is rich in a unique set of elements that are not found in any other vegetable. It should also be noted that all its properties are not destroyed at high temperatures and processing during cooking, so no one can dispute the usefulness of boiled beets.
Beets contain carbohydrates - 14%, fructose, glucose, sucrose, vitamins B, C, BB, folic, apple, pantothenic, oxalic acid, trace elements and macro elements. Potassium, manganese, iron, zinc, cobalt, sulfur, etc.
The calorie content of beets is only 40 kcal in one root crop.
Experts recommend using beets for vitamin deficiency, atherosclerosis, anemia, and high blood pressure. Moreover, this vegetable has a sedative effect. Pregnant women are also recommended to consume beets in their diet, as they contain a lot of folic acid, which is so necessary at the planning stage of pregnancy and in its first trimester.
Beets are consumed in everyday meals in the form of soups, porridge, salads, sauces, vegetable stews, etc.
Pork is an easily digestible meat, and pork fat is more beneficial for the heart and blood vessels, than beef. Domestic pig meat is widely used in all cuisines of the world.
The meat of an adult animal has a pale red color with pronounced marbling, dense. It should be noted that the meat of a fattened animal will have a slightly different appearance, for example, the color will be pink-red with a gray tint, tender and elastic. And in an animal that was underfed, the meat will be red.
Calorie content - 170 kcal per 1 kg. The content of fat is about 9%.
One cannot fail to say that pork fat is not inferior in digestibility to milk, at the same time, it significantly outperforms beef fat by several times. Pork liver is recommended in the diet of baby food. If we talk about the medicinal properties of pork, then it treats gastritis and anemia, but it is worth remembering that we are talking about cut meat, which is separated from the upper layer of fat. In October, you need to eat pork in order to ensure the maximum supply of vitamin B16. So it will be difficult to dispute the usefulness of this meat.
Pelengas is distinguished by its longitudinal body of a silver-gray color and has speckled longitudinal stripes. The peculiarity of this fish is that it can live in both fresh and salt water. Fillet of pelengas has such useful properties: it regulates brain activity, stops the development of hypertension, immune and oncological diseases, and acts as antioxidants.
Burbot is considered one of the most valuable varieties of fish. Meat and liver are especially valued in it, which contain just a huge amount of vitamins. To prevent heart attack and stroke, this type of meat is recommended. Moreover, burbot meat has a great effect on brain function, improves skin and teeth. You can also easily replace meat with fish.
Phosphorus, iron, omega-3, a complex of vitamins, protein - this is all silver carp meat. By eating silver carp meat in your diet, you are guaranteed to improve the functioning of the peripheral and central nervous systems, the growth of nails and hair, carbohydrate metabolism, etc.
Fish meat is served in any form: boiled, fried, salted, dried, smoked, etc. Cutlets, soups, broths, aspic are usually prepared from fish.
October is perfect for enjoying the later grapes. Grapes are not only a sweet and bright berry, but also very healthy. Grapes have tonic and tonic properties.
Grapes contain valuable elements for the body, as well as ascorbic acid. To resist the virus, you need to eat grapes daily, because it contains a large amount of vitamin C. It should be noted that red grapes help improve blood pressure, blood composition and significantly increase hemoglobin levels.
Grapes and all products that are made from it are strongly recommended to be used in such diseases: rickets, pulmonary tuberculosis, anemia, stomach diseases, hemorrhoids, bronchitis, bleeding in the uterus, as well as insomnia, decline Sil and others
Grapes are very sweet in taste, therefore they contain sugar. Grapes can be safely called a berry, which simultaneously quenches thirst and hunger, and also replenishes energy reserves. If we talk about calories, then white grapes contain 43 kcal per 100 grams. In reds - 64 kcal per 100 grams, and carbohydrates are 17 g. There is an opinion that grapes contribute to weight gain, but this is not so.
) Fig is considered one of the most ancient plants. Initially, this fruit was grown and distributed in Arabia. Today, wine berries grow in different parts of the world - on open and even slopes, on mountain slopes and in deciduous forests. The tree can reach up to 12 meters in height, and the crown has a spreading and wide appearance.
Despite the fact that figs can be bought at any time of the year without difficulty, they are especially useful in October. It is in this month that these berries ripen. You should not believe that a ripe berry has a dark blue color - it can also be green (different varieties).
Figs contain iron, pectin, carotene, a lot of sugar (in certain varieties, the percentage of sugar reaches 70). That is why it is not recommended to use this berry for people who suffer from diabetes. A large amount of sugar is found in overripe fruits, and it is these that are most often sold all year round. The most useful fig is in October.
The calorie content of a raw fig is 75 kcal per 100 grams. Dried - 257 kcal per 100 grams.
Since October is the rainy season, doctors recommend keeping figs in the refrigerator. They have beneficial substances that help reduce fever, and also prevent colds. Contributes to the treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular system. There is an opinion among the people that figs help even in the fight against a hangover.
Figs can be eaten as a dessert or added to salads.
Hazel or Lombard nut - so they call hazelnuts. It grows mainly in southern countries, on fertile soils, although in itself it is not picky about the weather. From history, we know that magical properties were previously attributed to hazelnuts, supposedly the use of hazelnuts could significantly prolong life. There is an explanation for this. Previously, when there was a crop failure in the fields, there was neither rice nor wheat, but people survived the winter quite well, because they had stocks of hazelnuts.
Healthy composition of hazelnut: it contains about 60% fat, about 20% protein, a complex of vitamins B and E, as well as calcium, potassium, iron and other minerals.
The composition of hazelnuts is so rich that it is recommended for people who are exhausted after a long illness, as well as in baby food. Moreover, it is ideal for diet food.
If we talk about medicinal properties, then the most important thing that treats hazelnuts is the cardiovascular system. The walls of blood vessels and smooth muscles of the heart are favorably affected by calcium and potassium. Hazelnuts are useful for people who want to cleanse the liver or prevent heart and lung diseases. It should be noted that hazel also helps to strengthen teeth, bones, hair, and even promotes the production of sex hormones.
Caloric content of hazelnuts - per 100 grams 628 kcal.
Hazelnut is very often used in the preparation of various culinary pastes, oils, pastries, ice cream, biscuits, etc.
Turnip has long been grown as a garden plant. Unpretentiousness in care is especially appreciated, as well as the fact that it is very fruitful. Turnip contains mustard oil, which is why it has a pleasant, slightly sharp, but in turn quite piquant taste.
Turnip has a number of useful properties. It is desirable to use it for those who are on a diet - it helps to burn excess fat. Turnip juice is considered one of the best painkillers, expectorants and sedatives in folk medicine. Moreover, with regular use of turnips, you can remove stones from the kidneys, cleanse the joints and normalize the cardiovascular system.
It is worth noting that turnips contain more calcium than other vegetables. Only parsley is beyond competition, but it is difficult to use it as a main dish to add calcium to the body. But turnips are ideal as a main dish on the table, and as a salad. Moreover, during steam treatment, turnips do not lose calcium, but, on the contrary, during frying or boiling turnips, the dose of calcium in it increases, which is unique in itself. People feed this vegetable to children in order to prevent the development of rickets in a child.
The calorie content of turnip is only 30 kcal per 100 grams.
When it comes to cooking, turnips can be used in a wide range of dishes, from soups to salads.
In October, many of us unwittingly become victims of rains that caught us by surprise and colds. Now, knowing what foods should be consumed daily in the diet in October, we will prepare as much as possible for the rainy season and the first cold weather. This is not the whole list of useful products that, due to their unique properties, will help our body in various situations, whether it is a common cold or joint pain. Eat some product from the above list a day and be calm for your immunity.
At the same time, do not forget that no food can protect you from a cold if you do not pay due attention to your clothes.