Vegetables and fruit in winter

To fit and healthy to get through the cold season, a well-functioning immune system is necessary. Therefore, care should be taken especially in the winter to ensure sufficient supply of vital substances. The increase in fruit and vegetables contain vitamins and minerals your immune system and can thus protect us from troublesome colds. The most well-known antioxidants include vitamin C. The fat-soluble vitamin A and E are significantly involved in immune protection.

Vitamin C is sensitive to heat, air and light. Therefore, fruit and vegetables stored for a short and carefully prepared to be (short cooking times for vegetables). Since vitamin C is water soluble, it is to preserve the vitamin content better to steam the vegetables instead of cooking. Fresh fruit and vegetables should be stored in the dark and cool. To the best body to supply vital nutrients, they should be included throughout the day. No wonder the DGE recommends "5 a day" so five servings of fruits and vegetables daily.
vegetables and fruits that grow in winter
Among the vegetables with high vitamin C content include peppers, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and fennel. When the fruit is acerola (also maple cherry) of leaders, citrus fruits and apples are also among the favorites. It rose hip and sea buckthorn as well have a very high content of this vitamin. Kitchens are more likely to outsiders.

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