Maria Bruno, Bari - In summer more than winter we want and need to eat something fresh and gifts there bloats, especially at lunch when the excessive heat blocks the appetite. It is important, and the body requires, restore the level of vitamins and minerals that we lose especially with sweating. The salad becomes, for this reason, an important part of the daily diet that, in fact, should not be lacking in the cold season. But which foods we can use? Which vegetables and vegetables that are good for health and beauty? What foods can enrich and are indispensable in the salad?
Lettuce is rich in beta-carotene, vitamins A, E, C, B1, B2 and B3, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and many fibers. It is therefore appropriate to maintain the youth, to control anemia and bowel activity.
We can also use them raw for our salad, cut into thin striscine; in this way they will preserve all the beneficial properties. First, the peppers have a high content of vitamin C, which makes them also winning against aging. It is no less the content of vitamins B and E, phosphorus and zinc. The pepper is also crucial in the prevention of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
What makes the tomato is the high content of lycopene that can control and prevent cardiovascular disease, cognitive problems and some cancers.
Even the artichoke should be inserted in the salad raw, to avoid that the benefits are lost with cooking. The vitamins present in the artichoke are not many, but this should not deceive because higher is the content of iron, phosphorus, zinc, potassium and magnesium. Artichokes are powerful scrubbers liver, prevent atherosclerotic disease, they counteract aging and free radicals preventing wrinkles and delaying aging.
They have the power to prevent many forms of cancer, delay aging, giving brightness to the skin and a feeling of freshness, contrasting some eye diseases and strengthen the immune system.
Has an antibiotic effect, as well as antibacterial, it prevents diseases such as hypertension and arteriosclerosis, monitors cardiovascular activity reduces the risk of heart disease, purifies the body and keeps the skin young.
Other foods to be added are the cucumber and radicchio. To dress is best to avoid the mayonnaise and prefer extra virgin olive oil, vinegar and / or lemon, equally rich in beneficial substances.
A balanced and healthy diet, however, can not be formed only by these foods. For a complete and nutritious meal you need a good amount of protein and carbohydrates. Our salad, then, should be a rich side dish with fish or meat and must be accompanied by a few slices of bread, preferably wholemeal.