In a few days, autumn will make its entrance and, each change of season, not only entails a change of wardrobe but also of food.
With the drop in temperatures, we need a good shot of energy, vitamins and antioxidants to prevent colds and keep our defenses ready, and this is precisely what we get by consuming autumn fruits.
The nectarine is a fruit that we can find until the beginning of October. It is a fruit with a lot of water and fiber content, so it allows us to keep our stomach full for more hours. In addition to its good amount of fiber, it has many nutrients and vitamins, including A and B3 that help eliminate toxins from the body.
Pineapple is one of the tropical fruits that we can continue to consume until the beginning of October. A delicious fruit with a lot of water (85%) and very low in calories. It also contains a lot of potassium, vitamin C, A, B1 and folic acid.
It is one of the autumn fruits par excellence and properties to be among the best are left over. Although its caloric intake is quite high, it is compensated by its purifying capacity. It contains more than 80% water, which helps to lighten the body. Its calcium and other alkaline elements stimulate the liver, fluidizing and cleaning the blood. And in the same way, its potassium and organic acids stimulate the kidneys, facilitating the elimination of fluids.
Blackberries are one of the fruits that provide the most antioxidants to our body, which helps prevent premature aging of our cells.
Blueberries are one of the wild fruits that prevents degenerative diseases, stops urine infections and helps circulation. In recent months they have also become the ingredient that best combines with the famous 'açai', a superfood with many antioxidants and properties.
Raspberries are small, round, red fruits that contain a multitude of health benefits. Among the most notable are its diuretic properties, and the prevention of cardiovascular problems. To consume this tasty fruit, you can add it to yogurt, a bowl of fruit or even to decorate your autumn porridge.
Besides having a high antioxidant power, it is a very appropriate fruit to combat anemia. It provides 0.6 mg of iron per 100 g, and makes it better assimilated because it is also rich in vitamin C (4 mg / 100 g). And not only this, but this vitamin C is more stable than in other foods because it also contains citric acid.
Orange is the autumn fruit that provides us with the most vitamin C. It is one of the most used natural resources to prevent colds and flu. It also contains other properties such as calcium, phosphorus and antioxidants. And of course, it also helps to strengthen our immune system.
Su composición (agua, 85%; azúcares, 10%; y fibra, 3%) hace que sea muy ligera, depurativa y digestiva. Sus azúcares son bien tolerados por los diabéticos. Al aportar abundante potasio y apenas sodio, resulta diurética y es muy adecuada para mantener a raya la hipertensión o en caso de restreñimiento.
The health benefits of kiwi are practically endless. It is very rich in vitamin C, therefore it is an antioxidant and helps to absorb iron. It contains a lot of fiber, which is why it works as a laxative. And it is low in calories.
This exquisite tropical fruit is one of the best autumn fruits because it is low in fat and rich in vitamins B and C. However, keep in mind that, to enjoy its characteristic sweet flavor, it must be eaten ripe.
The countless benefits of the apple have made it one of the healthiest fruits, to the point that there is an English saying that says "an apple a day removes the doctor from your life." And it is that it is low in calories, helps reduce cholesterol, has a high antioxidant power and if you consume it with the skin it is an excellent ally against constipation.
Also known as palo santo, persimmon is one of the typical autumn fruits. It is very beneficial for its content of vitamin E and carotene. In addition, it is very rich in fiber and if you eat it when it is ripe it can help you to counteract constipation. But keep in mind that if you eat it when it is green it can cause the opposite effect.
It is creamy and sweet, it also has tryptophan, a substance that helps you relax. For this reason, it is a recommended food after dinner, since it fills and avoids nighttime binges. It is also rich in magnesium and potassium, making it perfect after playing sports. And it is not true that it is very caloric, it is 58 calories per 100 g (an apple is 42 kcal).
Both fresh and dried figs are very rich in fiber (and dried much more). And they provide a good amount of magnesium, potassium and calcium. If you eat four figs, you get 15% of the calcium you need daily.
Grapefruit is a tropical fruit with many nutrients, among which vitamin C and the large amount of antioxidants stand out. However, it is not one of the most widely used citrus fruits. On the outside it is practically identical to orange, however inside there is a clear difference: grapefruit has a redder color and a more bitter taste than orange.
They contain a mixture of essential contents such as vitamin A and C, folic acid and potassium. In addition, its pulp contains vitamin B which provides the body with anti-inflammatory properties. Tangerines are essential to combat constipation and anemia.
Reasons to eat seasonal fruit:
- They will help you prevent obesity
- They will strengthen your immune system
- You will regulate your intestinal transit
- They will be your allies if you do sports
- You will control your cholesterol
- They are diuretic
- They will make your diet sweeter and with different flavors
As you can see, eating seasonal products is very healthy, so you help keep the body well cared for, strong and healthy. And, as they are seasonal fruits, they are fresher, more ecological and cheaper.