Five is the most important number in the health kitchen, because '5 a day' vegetables should be at the top of the menu. If you don't like celery, etc., you can have fruit instead or substitute the vegetables with vegetable juice.
These fruits and vegetables should always be on your menu:
- Apples for the grey cells: this powerhouse fruit from the garden not only strengthens the immune system, but also protects the brain. Apples contain the secondary phytochemical quercetin, which protects brain cells from free radicals.
- Onion – the natural all-rounder: this spicy vegetable has a positive effect on bones, teeth and nails, the immune system, gastric activity, intestinal function, the lungs and bronchi – in fact, on the entire organism.
- Kohlrabi for brittle fingernails: eating lots of kohlrabi prevents arteriosclerosis (calcification of the arteries). The tuber also helps with splintering fingernails, gingivitis and periodontitis
- Breathe easy with fennel: fennel preparations can help with breathing problems. Fennel has a positive effect on blood circulation in the mucous membranes, on the respiratory organs and soothes a nervous stomach.
- Strong nerves thanks to avocado: avocados contain B vitamins, especially B1 and B6, which have a positive effect on the nervous system. Avocados also provide a lot of protein, which is used as building material for the brain, nerves and neurotransmitters
- Good vision with berries: blueberries and blackberries stabilise the fine blood vessels of the eye and promote blood circulation. A berry muesli is therefore also ideal for people who spend their working day in front of a screen.
- Say goodbye to fatigue with carrots: When you are exhausted or if you are experiencing springtime fatigue, you should eat carrots more often. They are invaluable in cases of vitamin deficiency and rich in carotene.
- Nuts for thinkers: Nibbling nuts does your brain good. Walnuts, hazelnuts and peanuts contain omega-3 fatty acids and the amino acid isoleucine, which increase the ability to think.
- Fresh salad for a strong heart: Simple lettuce, freshly prepared, is an excellent thirst quencher, helps prevent constipation, lowers blood pressure, strengthens the heart muscle and has a positive effect on bile stasis and liver weakness.