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    Pumpkin, grapes, mushrooms... the benefits of autumn foods

    Pumpkin, grapes, mushrooms... the benefits of autumn foods

    So that autumn rhymes with full form, it is on the side of the markets that one must seek! Which foods to favor? Bet on grapes, oranges, nuts, cabbage and squash and many other seasonal products...


    Eat vitamin

    To fight against fatigue and infections, common in this season, favor foods rich in vitamin C. Orange, clementine, kiwi, apple, grapes, not to mention green vegetables such as broccoli and different kinds of cabbages (kale, kohlrabi, cauliflower...) are full of them. This vitamin also helps to assimilate plant iron. In addition, it is antioxidant and intervenes in cellular regeneration.

    Alternate hot foods and raw vegetables

    With the first frost, we tend to eat "hot". However, cooking causes a significant loss of vitamins and minerals. Also, be sure to alternate between hot and cold foods as much as possible.

    Red cabbage, black radish, salad (batavia, escarole, mesclun, curly chicory), lamb's lettuce... That's enough to make some excellent autumn salads! And the stalls abound of fruit to bite at the end of meal or in case of craving.

    Three autumn foods to put forward

    • Squash, form allies. Their creamy texture makes fear a salty addition for the line. In truth, colored squash (pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin...) are low caloric (on average 40 calories per 100 grams) and teeming assets. Beta-carotenes contained in squash will prolong the good summer look and provide the body with a source of vitamin A. It plays a particularly important role in vision. These active ingredients also have an antioxidant power and therefore contribute to the proper functioning of the immune system. In soups or gratins, squash are to consume without moderation!
    • The nut, source of omega-3. Walnut and walnut oil are very rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, mainly in the form of omega-3. This one is a natural regulator of the mood. In addition to its many benefits, including cardiovascular health, omega-3 will help you fight against small seasonal depressed.
    • Fungi: trace elements and vitamin D. Mushrooms, especially cultivated, are often perceived as "poor parents" of nutrition. Wrong! Paris mushrooms provide minerals and trace elements. They are an important source of vitamin D, which contributes to healthy bones and teeth, as well as the activity of the immune system.


    Three autumn meals at the top

    This typical day was concocted by Véronique Liégeois.
    An "English" breakfast, rich in protein:
    • A fried egg or a slice of ham;
    • Three slices of wholemeal bread with omega 3 margarine;
    • A tea;
    • Yoghurt;
    • Fresh citrus juice.

    A balanced lunch, "neither on the go nor too rich":
    • A mixed salad with chicken, red cabbage, lamb's lettuce, corn, diced cheese, walnuts, rapeseed oil vinaigrette;
    • One or two fruits (clementine, kiwi);
    • Two slices of wholemeal bread.

    A low-protein, vegetable-based and complex carbohydrate dinner:
    • A thick soup made with potatoes, carrots, zucchini, leeks;
    • One or two slices of wholemeal bread;
    • A white cheese;
    • An Apple.

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