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2 October 2020 / 2 October 2020 by ala | Leave a comment
Autumn is a beautiful season. Not just because of the colourful falling leaves and a pretty, not hot weather that is perfect for walks, but also because of nature’s skincare gifts. An autumn-appropriate diet should include apples, pears, plums, peppers, pumpkins, cranberries, and other products rich in vitamins and microelements. Learn more about the other delicious foods from the home garden or orchard you can eat to stay healthy and beautiful this autumn.
Beauty treasures buried in autumn food
Autumn bears many gifts that work wonders on your skin. Amazing pears and apples, sweet plums, a wide variety of pumpkins, cruciferous and root vegetables, forest mushrooms and pickled prod-ucts are just some of the ingredients to prepare unique dishes from. Each jam-packed with vita-mins, antioxidants, and minerals to make your face radiant, bright, and youthful-looking.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Apart from regulating digestion, it’s an energy booster for the whole day. What’s more, eating breakfast every day can protect you against many diseases. This autumn, try adding groats, seeds, nuts, oatmeal, and even eggs, to your diet. Enrich your meals with your favourite fruit like apples or plums. Next time you go grocery shopping, look for wild rose, cranberries or elderberries as they are rich in antioxidants that combat free radi-cals. Additionally, they contain a lot of vitamin C that strengthens your blood vessels and boosts your immunity.
Dinner: warm soups, cooked vegetables and preserves
Your Beautiful Complexion Autumn Menu should also take in delicious warm soups from seasonal vegetables for a vitamin boost and better-looking skin. Delicate cream soups from beets, lentils, beans, carrots or cauliflowers are perfect. Legumes provide the right amount of protein and min-erals, not to mention they add energy and boost immunity. Autumn is also a time for pickled food. Every product can be pickled, not just cucumbers or cabbage. Zucchini, beets, pumpkins, and even cauliflowers are perfect candidates for preserves. Apart from being jam-packed with vitamins such as vitamins E and K, and especially group B, these vegetables contain lactic acid bacteria. They are therefore natural probiotics which ease the intestinal flora and the whole body alike. They regu-late sugar levels as well. Additionally, mineral salts and organic sulphur compounds strengthen the skin, hair, and nails.
No autumn menu is complete without mushrooms
It is widely believed mushrooms lack any nutritional value. Quite the opposite, actually. They are a relatively useful source of potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, and other elements to name, not to mention a plethora of vitamins, especially group B vitamins. Chanterelles contain beta-carotene, as evidenced by their orange colour. Due to the presence of various fibre compo-nents, they prove beneficial to the IG track and its gut flora.
Pumpkins – a wonderful source of carotenoids
The pumpkin is autumn’s unique treasure. Available in many different forms, this orange vegeta-ble is a rich source of carotenoids, responsible for the healthy look of skin, hair, and nails. Pump-kins can be prepared in numerous ways, and pumpkin pies, pumpkin bread, pumpkin stuffing, pumpkin muffins are just some of the well-known examples. Baked pumpkin is also a possibility as even heat does not negatively affect its health properties. However, the most famous remains the autumn pumpkin cream soup with OJ and a dash of ginger. It is a source of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamins A, B, C, E, K and PP, it deacidifies and builds up immunity.
A recipe for a delicious pumpkin cream soup
Let’s finish this article with some delicious pumpkin cream soup. Necessary ingredients: • around ¾ kg of pumpkin, • a tablespoon of olive oil, • shallots, • two cloves of garlic, • parsley, • a litre of vegetable broth, • salt and pepper, • a dash of ginger • orange juice Peel the pumpkin, remove the pits, dice. Chop the onion, sauté in olive oil and add the pumpkin. Immerse the prepared products in broth, squeeze out the garlic, and cook for about 20 minutes. When the vegetable is soft, mix the soup into a cream. Finish by seasoning with salt, pepper, gin-ger and a bit of fresh orange juice.
An autumn diet doesn’t need to be boring. Have fun with the seasonal fruits and veggies to im-prove your skin!