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Fall Vegetables and Their Healing Properties

Vegetables are extremely useful and possess healing properties for the whole human body. They are very rich in vitamins, minerals, salts, flavonoids and trace elements that play a crucial role for the proper body functioning.

A lot of people consume large amounts of vegetables mainly in the summer. However, fall is also a season when you can continue supplying your body with all the necessary healing substances. The main vegetables nature offers in the fall are as follows: carrots, beetroots, cabbage, celery, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, squash, peppers, parsnips, yams, potatoes, eggplants and zucchini.

Unlike summer vegetables, the fall ones are heavier and better structured. They prepare the body well for the winter season. Fall vegetables contain more calories and may supply more energy thus increasing the body heat.

Healing properties of some fall vegetables:

Carrots are known for their large quantities of carotene (provitamin A), which is a powerful antioxidant and protects against various infectious diseases, improves eyesight and recovers the skin, nails and hair. Carrots are rich in:

Main healing properties of carrots:

Carrot juice is an attribute to the fall food menu. It is very easily absorbed and releases the heavy micronutrients from the body.

Beetroot contain a large amount of vitamins - C, P, PP, B1, B2, B6, U, and minerals - iron, phosphorus, sulfur, calcium and magnesium. Consumed as juice beetroots are of great benefit. It is necessary, however, to start with no more than 50 ml, since it is very active and can irritate the gastrointestinal tract lining. In some cases it is good to prepare the beetroot juice in the evening and leave it to mature until morning the next day. Beetroot juice should be mixed with carrot (1:5 beetroot:carrot) and apple juice. Beets affect in a favourable way the treatment of a lot of types of cancer, it is good for liver disease as well as for humans with intractable constipation.

Cabbage is a very valuable and healthy vegetable. It is rich in vitamins - B1, B2, B3, B6, PP, C, K, X, U. Vitamin U facilitates the recovery of the gastric mucosal lining and promotes various associated with the gastrointestinal tract inflammations. Cabbage is also high in folic acids, carotenoids, nicotinic acid, amino acid and minerals - potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, manganese. It contains iodine, which may help regulate the thyroid gland function. Cabbage is recommended for health issues such as constipation, gastro infectious diseases, intestinal infections, ulcers, colitis, various cases of nephrolithiasis. Cabbage is also known for its strong antioxidant effects. Cabbage is known to be most beneficial as juice, first thing in the morning! It is advisable to mix it in 1:1 ratio with carrots for better taste. Thus its practical effects increase several times.

Celery is high in essential minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron and phosphorus, vitamins - B, C, E, K, PP, provitamin A, as well as flavonoids (with strong antioxidant effect). Celery benefits people with nervous system and anemia issues. It promotes the genitourinary system, detoxifies the body, suppresses various harmful bacteria and reverses the normal flora.

Spinach is high in vitamin C, E, A, PP, K, X, omega 3 fatty acids, and minerals - calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium, copper, sodium, phosphorus, iron and selenium. Bear in mind that it is only raw spinach that is known to have strong healing properties. The high content of oxalates in spinach is not digested and that could result in nephrolithiasis when cooked on heat. Spinach benefits patients with anemia, hypertension, liver disease, constipation. Spinach juice dramatically increases the therapeutic effects.

Pumpkins are perhaps the most traditional fall vegetable that may be considered as fruits as well. They are high in vitamins C, B1, B2, T, PP and provitamin A, minerals such as potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, copper, zinc, sodium, etc. Pumpkins regulate and promote normal metabolism, benefit patients with renal and cardiovascular diseases. They are recommended for people suffering from various types of colitis, ulcers and gastritis. Extremely beneficial for pregnant women. There are various options for consumption of pumpkins. One of the most effective option is a pumpkin juice. Steam cooking is the most effective way to preserve the pumpkin's healing properties if you want it cooked. Pumpkins should be consumed as a single meal or in combination with vegetable salad to be completely digested.

Vita Rama Health Center recommends various treatment combinations for consuming fall vegetables.

In the morning you can start your day with some of the following juice combinations:

For lunch and dinner, you can include one of the following vegetable salads:

Steamed vegetables. You can prepare various combinations of steamed fall vegetables. Potatoes are the only vegetable being recommended to combine with root crops only. If you eat potatoes, avoid combining them with any kind of cereals, beans, animal foods, seeds and nuts.

Do not miss the chance to improve your health during the fall season and prepare your body for the hard winter period. Consume larger quantities of organic and well-matured fall vegetables as juices, salads and steamed ones. This will help detoxify your body, restore organs, tissues and glands and increase your immunity.

You may also read:

• Vegetables for health

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