Autumn is well on its way, and with it come all the accompanying symptoms, such as low spirits and low energy.
Days can feel gloomy, especially when it feels like you're leaving the house AND getting home in the dark! to head back home.
There are also all those pesky bugs and germs, just waiting to overwhelm your immune-system. !
That’s why we recommend you eat these THREE superfoods, to help you stay active and protect your defences:
Spice up your salad with ENDIVES!
The healthy 'magic' of each endive is found in the lower parts of the leaf and in the leaf stalks: They contain the bitter substance inulin, which has a particularly beneficial effect on the intestinal flora. Intestines with charm << is known —> a happy gut = less depression!
The sulfur-containing essential oils in red onions are good for the body and, like endives, especially for intestinal health. They are natural substances that have a similar effect to antibiotics in that they rapidly inhibit disease-causing bacteria. (the rawer, the higher the proportion of essential oils that the bacteria work away).
Onions and endive can be used in any salad. Try to add the onion raw in thin rings and with a little orange balsamic vinegar, mixed green salads, caramelized walnuts, a good olive oil and vegetables of all kinds.
It is a particularly good source of vitamin A, B vitamins, potassium, copper and manganese. 100 grams of pumpkin provide 26% of the daily requirement for vitamin A and almost 10% of the daily requirement for potassium.
Although it tastes sweet and savory, 100 grams of pumpkin only contains 26 kcal. At the same time, it fills you up Fed up and is therefore ideal as a satisfying side. The many nutrients combined with the low amount of calories make pumpkin the perfect fitness food.
So enjoy these superfoods, embrace the autumn & don't forget your wooly socks! CLICK HERE for more great ideas for preparing pumpkins.
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