Eating large amounts of vegetables is one of the simplest things you can do to stay healthy. A diet rich in vegetables can help you ward off arthritis, heart disease, stroke, dementia, cancer and even slow the aging process of your body.
Vegetables hydrate your skin, therefore reduce wrinkles. They are not only composed of 85 to 95 percent water, but also contain many phytonutrients that help your body fight the aging process by preventing damage - at the cellular level - caused by stress, free radicals, Ultra Violet Light and environmental toxins.
Vegetables can also help you improve the way your body handles and adapts to stress and adapting to stress is extremely important for physical and mental health.
It has been discovered that the pigments (carotenoids) in many fruits and vegetables create a healthy glow on your skin giving it a better appearance. In other words, eating vegetables makes us look healthier and more attractive.
One of its most obvious properties is its intense yellow color produced by the abundance of beta-carotene contained in this vegetable.
Pumpkins are rich in fiber. They are used mainly in soups, creams and cakes which leaves all nutritional properties intact.
Pumpkin is a great allied when it comes to preventing illnesses of the respiratory system; it eliminates mucus from lungs and throat.
It strengthens the immune system; it helps in the creation of antibodies and production of red and while cells.
It is easy to digest, and rich in soluble fiber.
It has high levels of beta-carotene; the substance responsible for its beautiful yellow color. It is converted into vitamin A in the organism. It helps improve vision and keeps skin healthy. Beta carotenes are powerful antioxidants that help prevent the damage caused by free radicals, which cause cell degeneration.
It is an important source of soluble fiber. It contains a substance called mucilage which softens the intestines mucus, making them work more efficiently.
It contains vitamins C and E, complex B vitamins, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and iron.
When we eat it we feel full so we eat less.
Grandmothers used it to fight intestinal parasites.
Even though pumpkin has minor diuretic and laxative properties, people who suffer from flatulence should abstain from eating it since it can make the problem worse.
Tomatoes provide little energy. Two medium tomatoes have about 22 calories. 95% of its weight is water and almost 4% are carbohydrates. They are an important source of potassium and magnesium. They contain vitamins B1, B2, B5, vitamin C and carotenoids including lycopene (pigment that gives it its red coloration). The latter two substances are highly antioxidant.
Benefits of tomatoes on the body:
Because of its high content of vitamin C, it is good for preventing colds. It is also effective in the treatment of constipation accompanied by a diet rich in fiber. If you suffer from heartburn or have a sensitive stomach, the natural acidity of tomatoes could not be good for you and you should stay away from them.
Uses in homemade medicine:
Apply the pulp of a fresh tomato on the blemishes that appear on the skin. Tomatoes will help ripen pimples so they can be removed easier.
Apply tomato on skin burns. It helps soothe the burning.
Put a ripe tomato in hot water that has come to a boil and leave it for about 3 minutes. Remove the skin and mash it in a blender. Use this puree as a mask on your face; it is excellent for cleaning and softening the skin.
Table of nutrient composition
100 gr. Edible portion raw
|vitamin C (mg)||24|