While outside everything is enveloped in a white mantle and boundaries become blurred because of the sleet and fog, the winter table is instead a feast of colours, from orange to bright red: pumpkin, pomegranate, chestnuts … all products not only beautiful to look at, but that are also so good for your health to be called superfoods, because of their nutritional value. Apart from the supermarket, stop at annex in Milan, within Rinascente: Here you will find Ambrosiae, the brand that offers a range of food products created with new ingredients, or better rediscovered, organic, natural and tasty. Go grocery shopping and recharge your well-being!
One of the most delicious foods, both roasted or boiled, they are low in fat but rich in carbohydrates. They are a source of natural potassium, useful to strengthen the muscle structure, and vitamin C, to prevent and fight off colds, they are also rich in phenolic acids, that help combat premature cellular aging, while the cellulose content promotes bowel regularity.
Grapes contain two ‘magical’ substances: polyphenols, which are essential to prevent cell damage from free radicals, and Resveratrol, with strong antitumor, anti-inflammatory properties and important for keeping blood thin, present in the grape skin.
This beautiful round and sweet fruit is rich in antioxidants, vitamin C and carotenoids, which protect the eyes and skin from pollution and UV rays. Persimmons are also essential in athletes’ diet, because they are a source of potassium, a valuable mineral to not feel fatigue during exercise and combat muscle cramps.
Cauliflowers – and Cruciferae in general, including cabbage and Brussels sprouts … – is a plant rich in minerals and vitamins, particularly vitamin C. Scientific studies demonstrated the efficacy of the substances in it in the prevention of cancer. In winter, it is recommended to consume a lot, as it strengthens the immune system. Finally, the presence of amino acids and vitamin K helps to lower blood pressure and prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Rich in natural sugars, but low in calories, the pumpkin is rich in beta carotene, an important antioxidant that helps to counteract cellular aging. Source of Omega-3, that help lower blood pressure, it is the ideal ally even to regulate intestinal activity, thanks to the presence of fibers.
The pomegranate is a valuable source of antioxidants, highly useful in fighting free radicals, like cancer cells. But the pomegranate is also the heart’s best friend: it has anti-coagulant properties, preventing the risk of arteriosclerosis, and also helps to reduce LDL cholesterol, increasing the HDL.
It is common to find it on our table in winter, especially at the end of the festive meals. High in fibers, it promotes intestinal activity, counteracting the absorption of cholesterol, while the presence of zinc and vitamins, make it a precious ally for those who do physical activity, encouraging a quick replenishment of nutrients lost with sweating. You need to be careful not to eat too much, especially the oily, rich in fat one. Some tips for shopping: in Rome, in the new Rinascente in Via del Tritone, you’ll find a small assortment of the Noberasco brand, dry and dehydrated fruit of excellent quality.