Fruits and vegetables with medicinal properties consumption. A rewarding experience.
Having put the emphasis on tomatoes and byproducts, particularly thinking, but not exclusively, in lycopene, has represented an intake of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances of great importance.
Recipes containing broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower, that I managed to mask their rather special flavors, allowed me to receive the beneficial contribution of sulforaphane and other active ingredients with protective properties.
The dressing salads and pies with olive oil and apple cider vinegar added benefits of great medical importance.
Either as dessert or as a snack, apples, oranges, strawberries, kiwis, blueberries and other fruits provide a significant amount of vitamins, minerals, polyphenol and anthocyanins, essential substances as antioxidants of first order. Reflected at the eyesight, memory, skin and many other functional areas.
Between meals as entertaining way to keep the stomach busy, eating small amounts of nuts, raisins, almonds, etc, I receive an interesting contribution of omega 3 and other important oils, minerals, vitamins and fiber.
The use of medicinal herbs daily or periodically, provides the benefit of their excellent medicinal properties, now supported by science and the thousands of years of consumption.
Infusions with digestive plants and soothing, like chamomile, lemon balm, passionflower, valerian and so on, in addition to achieving a special enjoyment, a moment of communion with nature, the slowly sipping of warm liquid, confident of receiving their invaluable help.
For this part of the world and in many other (where South Americans live) where we share custom mate, every morning, before or after lunch or in the late afternoon, rest of the workday, the infusion is digestive and adds over several properties. To this, with the addition of carqueja and turmeric powder, an excellent anti-inflammatory product is obtained.
A daily glass of a decoction of oregano, thyme and others, although it might seem exaggerated, an excellent antioxidant supplement very effective.
Result: Another year with fairly good health.
They are still stored in the kit, creams, anti-wrinkle, reducing of varicose veins, for arthritis and rheumatism pains lotions, hair loss, etc. All these for another entry, next year.