Every season has its own color, and autumn is undoubtedly orange. One of the reasons is probably the abundance of seasonal orange products that make autumn even more colorful. Orange fruits and vegetables primarily mean excess beta-carotene, which turns into vitamin A in our body and helps us to maintain healthy skin, good eyesight, reproductive and immune systems.
Pumpkin is quite a very low-calorie product, however, it has a high content of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It is the pumpkin and the high concentration of beta-carotene that helps us to combat seasonal infections. It also contains specific nutrients necessary for healthy heart. Multiple sweet and salty dishes can be prepared from pumpkin.
Sweet potato - a medium-sized vegetable contains only 100 calories and contains the daily norm of beta-carotene. It provides us with necessary vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, magnesium, etc.
The superpower of carrot is that it helps to maintain healthy eyesight, protects eyes from the sun and reduces the risk of diseases such as cataract.
Carrots also has a high content of calcium and vitamin K, which help to strengthen bones. It reduces the risks of cancer because it has a high content of antioxidants.
Citrus - A glass of freshly squeezed orange juice can fill up the daily norm of vitamin C, which is so important this season, say nothing of folic acid, which is very important during pregnancy. Although in our country, oranges start to ripen only at the end of autumn, you can find imported citrus fruits in almost every neighborhood store.
Peaches are even juicier and tastier in autumn, and besides their amazing aroma, they have many useful properties. They are rich in vitamins A, E, and K. It improves and strengthens the immune system and eyesight.
Persimmon (Karalioki) is also called the fruit of the gods, because it is distinguished for its useful properties, such as excess content of vitamin A, which is necessary for healthy vision, it is rich in fiber, which means better functioning of the digestive system, it is also an energy product, which is provided by the potassium and a large amount of electrolytes contained in it.
For better absorption of beta-carotene, it is necessary to get healthy fats, such as cold-pressed oils, various nuts and avocado.
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