The winter just ended and we should think about the mistakes we’ve made. Remember, how we felt, how often we caught a cold, what foods we ate. If you realize that not everything was fine, then you should prepare for winter beforehand. The most important thing that we can correct is our nutrition.
The main winter ration is simple carbohydrates. It is easier to warm up with them, and a feeling of satiety comes more quickly. But that are the reasons of excess weight and a feeling of fatigue. How can we help our organism? Juices! Again and forever! We can’t always get “fresh” vitamins in winter but we can make such a wealthy reserve of health. The concentrated juices contain most vitamins, because they are made during the harvest when they are ripened to the limit.
Here are three winners.
Tomato juice is often called “red gold”. Tomatoes contain tartaric, malic and citric acid, vitamins A, B2, B6, PP, E, and such rare vitamin as vitamin K. They are also rich in fructose, glucose, mineral salts, iodine, magnesium, iron, zinc, manganese and sodium. The most important thing helpful for tomatoes is that they contain such a powerful antioxidant as lycopene. It increases their useful properties in the prepared form, not in raw fruit. Therefore, the juice from the tomatoes doesn’t lose its benefits.
Tomatoes are also known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These qualities help to fight the DNA mutations and growth of cancer cells. Tomatoes are able to regulate the nervous system – they are excellent antidepressants due to the content of serotonin, which is known as the “hormone of happiness”. If you want to lose weight your diet should definitely include tomatoes. Peel of tomatoes stimulates peristalsis – they prevent constipation. Tomato seeds have the ability to thin the blood. They are used for the prevention of thrombosis. One glass of tomato juice is half the daily requirement of vitamin C. This is a great way to boost immunity and prevent colds.
Grapes contain all the essential minerals and trace elements – potassium, manganese, magnesium, nickel, cobalt, aluminum, silicon, zinc, boron, chromium and others. Here are vitamin A (retinol), vitamin B1 (thiamin), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Niacin (vitamin B3 or PP), vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), folic acid (vitamin B9), vitamin C (ascorbic acid), biotin (vitamin H), vitamin K (phylloquinone), vitamin P (flavonoids). It is also rich in essential amino acids such as lysine, histidine, arginine, methionine, leucine as well as cysteine and glycine which are essential to metabolism. Grapes are used for the treatment of pulmonary and cardiovascular systems, pleurisy, bronchitis, pulmonary tuberculosis.
Grape juice is known for its tonic and general strengthening effect. Juice of red grapes helps to maintain and improve memory; is good for the nervous system and lack of energy. Canned juice is also suitable for this purpose because it doesn’t lose its properties in cooked form, so it is convenient in winter. It is recommended to drink grape juice for 1 hour before meals 3 times a day.
Plum is one of those cases when healthy substances are saved in any kind of cooking. It contains vitamins, minerals and substances necessary for living organism – potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, manganese, zinc, chromium, iodine, fluorine, provitamin A, vitamins B1 and B2, vitamin PP, vitamin C, vitamin B6 , vitamin E, vitamin F and especially vitamin P and substances with P vitamin action, which reduces blood pressure and strengthens blood vessels.
Plums are considered to be a dietary product. 100 grams of plums contain about 30 calories. They perfectly stimulate peristalsis and gently fight with constipations. Plums promote deducing the cholesterol from the body, excess water and salt; they are also recommended for kidney diseases and hypertension. Plums are easily digested and promote the formation of blood, relax the lower digestive tract and cleanse stomach because of the antibacterial effect.