End of the year celebrations are fast approaching! Yule records, frozen desserts, chocolates of all kinds, cakes, and pastries are on the menu for this end of the year. But what about the fruits in all this for December? What fruits will you be eating on your plate this month? A quick look at fruits to prioritize them in your diet, their virtues as well as recipe ideas for this festive month.
The fruits of the month and its virtues:
A tree fruit, native to Central and South America, the avocado has incredible nutritional properties. In fact, avocados are very rich in minerals, oils and vitamin E. This fruit has the effect of deacidifying the human body, especially when eaten raw. Very easily digestible, it is quickly absorbed by the body, allowing it to quickly distribute all of its benefits to the body. High in fiber with 6 to 7g of fiber per 100g. Avocado facilitates the good absorption of nutrients found in other foods, and it also improves the quality of the skin and maintains a healthy heart.
Kiwi is famous for its richness in vitamin C and vitamin E, and it is one of the fruits that meet our daily needs for vitamin C. A large 100-gram kiwi contains up to 2% calcium, 7% magnesium and 9% potassium. It is one of the fruits with very high antioxidant activity. Raw, in a fresh fruit salad, or just kiwi will find its place from breakfast in your diet.
Clementine is rich in Vitamin C which makes it a fruit with antioxidant properties. This citrus fruit has a slightly acidic taste, but it is a detoxifying fruit for the body, especially when eaten raw. It is generally chosen very strictly and without voids, it can be kept for a week at room temperature, and it is the source of its assets in terms of health and resistance to modern diseases such as cancer or cardiovascular diseases.
• the Apple :
Rich in water, apples contain fructose, sucrose, and glucose in addition to non-absorbable fiber. It is the healthy fruit and is often used during the two to three day detox phases to purify the body. An antioxidant, good for the heart and blood vessels, apples have acid-removing power, especially when eaten between meals. Consume whole with the skin on, preferably organic.
Very nutritious and lively, chestnuts will have a composition close to that of wheat. It is low in fat, high in satiating power, and rich in fibre. In fact, 100 grams of chestnuts are equivalent to about 200 kcal and about 75% carbohydrates. It contains vitamin C like lemon, but also minerals and fiber. It is often used in flour, and is very suitable for people who are gluten intolerant. It is often found in the winter, at street vendors who sell it roasted and hard-cooked at Christmas markets.
Some recipe ideas for December:
Guacamole-style avocado spread with lemon juice and shallots in just 15 minutes:
- Cut the avocado in half, remove the skin and pits.
- Cut the shallots into small pieces.
- Put the avocado and shallots in a bowl. Mash everything with a fork. Pepper, and pour lemon juice on top.
- Spread on whole wheat or toasted rye bread.
Chestnut flour pancakes
- Pour 400 g of chestnut flour
- Break two eggs
- Add a packet of baking powder
- Pour in the almond milk and mix until you get a consistent consistency of homogeneous paste.
Cooked in a frying pan greased with a little oil.
Once the pancakes are done, add honey and coconut shavings or that famous Nutella…
If you want to eat other foods during this period, feel free to check out this article on vegetables: December vegetables!
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