Eating celery for winter blues
There is a proverb "eat more celery then run more cheerfully".
And it is right! Celery is the inexhaustible source of good spirit and health all the year round. This plant is rich in vitamin PP, K, C, groups B and E. Also there are salts of potassium, sodium, iron, magnesium, zinc and manganese. There are many essential oils in celery.
- Celery should be thankful to combination of sedanic acid for its bright taste and smell.
- Celery is a low-calorie plant, so it is the great dietary product ideal for people who want to lose weight but not to limit the food. It is very important that celery has selenium, which is needed for synthesis of thyroid gland’s hormones, containing iodine.
- When you buy celery, choose middle thick roots. Too big ones are often too fibrous and tough.
- Prepare various soups, salads and garnish from celery.
Here you can find great recipes of tasty dishes from celery. They are a salad, a soup and a garnish. If you want to keep the healthy lifestyle or to lose weight, you are welcome to use these recipes.
Salad from celery with walnut.
You will need: 1 glass of grated celery root, 3 apples, ¼ glass of ground walnuts, a handful of raisins, canned fruits (for example 2 peaches or 5 plums), bio-yoghurt.
Slice apples with cubes and mix with grated celery root. Add walnut, raisin and canned fruits. Mix everything carefully together with yoghurt.
Soup-puree with celery.
You will need: celery root, 2 potatoes, 3 carrots, 1 liter of water, 1 onion, a bay leaf, salt and pepper, sour cream.
Clean celery root, potatoes, and carrots. Cut them with slices. Boil vegetables in the water till preparation. Then grind vegetables in the blender. Put vegetable puree in the bouillon, add bay leaf, onion cut with rings, salt and pepper by taste. Boil everything for 7-10 minutes. Serve soup-puree with sour cream.
Stewed celery with carrot.
You will need: celery root, 2 carrots, salt and spices by taste, vegetable oil and greens.
Slice carrot and celery root with rings and fry with spices and salt. Then stew under the cover till preparation. Serve with greens, cut finely.
What to Eat in Winter?
It is clear that exactly in winter our body needs support. There is a large selection of food products that help us survive in the cold, strengthen the immune system and maintain a good mood. Below is the rating of healthy winter food products:
Leaf lettuce. It is rich in vitamins A and C, and, besides, contains calcium, which is very much needed to strengthen our bones, to maintain a balance of minerals, and to stimulate metabolism. Lettuce also contains beta-carotene, which helps to strengthen eyesight.
Beets. It is considered a dietary product, so do not be afraid to gain weight of it. It contains substances that help for prevention of cardiovascular diseases. It is also believed that beet increases endurance of the body while training.
Cabbage. Various types of cabbage. Each variety possesses some or other healthy properties. The main advantage of cabbage is that it is credited with the ability to kill and block the development of cancer cells. It is also believed that cabbage can stimulate the work of liver, making it capable of destroying pesticides and carcinogens.
Cranberries. This is another winter visitor. It is good both in sugar and by itself. We can make wonderful fruit drinks and cakes with it. It contains many minerals, and beneficial for the body lutein.
Pumpkin. For a long time pumpkin has been known and famous for its healthy properties. This product is dietary enough, and can be used in a variety of dishes, beginning with salads and ending with desserts.
Mango. Mango is rich in iron, so it is good to use for people suffering from anemia, and for pregnant women. It is considered that eating it regularly we can help the body to suppress appearance and growth of cancer cells. Among the healthy features of mango there also are: improving digestion, low carbohydrate content, high content of vitamins A and E.
Carrot. It is necessary to eat raw carrots, seasoned with butter or sour cream, regularly, because the nutrients contained in it, have a positive effect on skin, hair, and nails, improves eyesight and digestion, reduce the level of cholesterol and blood sugar, and regulate blood pressure.
Citrus fruits. Lemons, tangerines, oranges, pomelo, and grapefruit are rich in vitamins, fiber, and flavonoids. They increase the body's resistance to colds, increase vitality, and help the prevention of cancer.
Kiwi. It has been proven long ago that this fruit contains several times more vitamin C than citrus fruits. It can be eaten as a separate dish and also added to salads.
Garlic and onion. This couple does not need to be introduced.
Pomegranate. One pomegranate contains approximately 40% of the daily norm of vitamin C. Vitamins A and E, folic acid and much fiber also can be found in it.