Everyone usually harvests in autumn. This is the season of fresh herbs, vegetables and fruits. The availability of a variety of plant foods is greatly increased.
“The World Health Organization recommends eating at least 400 grams of fruits and vegetables per day, which is associated with a reduced risk of developing chronic non-communicable diseases. For example, obesity, certain types of cancer and cardiovascular pathologies. Vegetables and fruits are rich in fiber, which is necessary for the normal functioning of the gastrointestinal tract, vitamins and minerals, – said the endocrinologist Daria Podchinenova in an interview with Sibkrai.ru.
She added that nutritionists pay attention not only to the internal content of products, but also to their shape and color. The doctor explained that plants are a source of phytonutrients. These substances have a wide range of effects on the human body.
For example, they strengthen the capillary wall, have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. They are not indispensable substances, but their consumption provides additional health benefits. Phytonutrients provide a variety of colors for vegetables and fruits, so the expert advises not to be limited to cucumbers and apples to get the full range of nutrients.
She said that vegetables and fruits of red, orange, yellow colors are saturated with carotenoids, which are involved in the synthesis of vitamin A, protect the cardiovascular system, and have anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties.must be removed from food in order to lose weight.