The holidays are over and life is slowly getting back. One of the pleasant activities is the processing of this year's harvest of seasonal vegetables. Learn what benefits these vegetables have and how they affect our health.
Eggplant is a vegetable from which you can conjure really delicious dishes in the kitchen. And at the same time healthy - it is a valuable source of vitamins and minerals, contains few calories, helps lower cholesterol and is also considered an aphrodisiac. Due to the large amount of carotene, eggplants are a rich source of provitamin A. In addition, they contain a number of other important vitamins: for example B3, also known as vitamin PP, which is needed for hormones estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol and others.
There is also vitamin B6 in the eggplant, which is essential for the good function of the immune system, vitamins B5 and B9 and a small amount of vitamin C. It is also an excellent source of potassium, surpassing cabbage, onions, carrots and salad. It also contains a number of other minerals and elements, such as iron, magnesium, zinc and manganese.
Fresh young bean pods are a great ingredient. They are tasty and healthy at the same time. They can be prepared in many ways. Green beans are a great source of nutrients and at the same time have a low caloric value. The iron contained increases our energy level. They have a lot of protein, folic acid, vitamins A, B, C and K, minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, potassium, manganese, copper and iron.
Bean pods are an equivalent source of calcium, comparable to milk, which will be appreciated especially by parents of children with milk lactose allergy. Beans have a high content of insoluble fiber, which facilitates digestion, and soluble, which reduces the content of sugar and cholesterol in the blood.
Most of us like tomatoes, but few people know how healthy they are and why it's good to eat them regularly. Tomatoes have gained popularity mainly for their distinctive taste, beautiful color and very easy way of growing. The red juicy fruit is rich in potassium, which acts on the excretion of water and urine from the body, zinc important for the production of hormones and connective tissue, and fiber that activates digestion.
They also contain tyramine - a substance that raises blood sugar and blood pressure, irritates smooth muscle and improves mood. They have a mild diuretic, laxative, antitoxic effect, they are alkaline. In 100 g of tomatoes there is only 113 kJ (27 kcal), they are invaluable in weight loss treatments.