October 26, 2007

Part I. Wonder Vegetables: the Hot Five!

Our life is impossible without vegetables. We have them in many ways — fresh, tinned, frozen, cooked, juiced or dried.

Scientific researches have proved that people who eat a wide variety of fruit and vegetables may have a lower risk of getting different illnesses because they have strong immune system.


Pumpkin is great to getting rid of fatty deposits. Seeds of pumpkin help to slow down aging processes. The seeds contain proteins, highly valuable fat and nucleic acids.

Pumpkin’s pulp helps to boost immune system, to treat kidneys and gastrointestinal tract, to regulate finctions of stomach and intestines. The pulp contains a variety of vitamins, including very useful vitamin A.


Garlic contains an active substance that kills bacteria and fungi, reduces cholesterol and fat level in the blood. Other active components of garlic improve circulation of the blood, reduce blood pressure, and slow down aging processes.

Garlic protects against cancer and cardiac diseases. It has a component that helps to fight different infections and viruses including herpes. It is also reported to enhance immune function. But be careful with fresh garlic if you have acute diseases of gastrointestinal tract, kidneys and liver.


Onion is a great product to fight different infections and viruses (including herpes), respiratory illnesses, urinary bladder infections, flu etc. Scientists proved that fresh onion protects veins and artetia.

Onion is also reduces cholesterol in the blood. It helps to strengthen immune system. Onion contains vitamins С, В1, В2, provitamin А, flavonoids. But be careful with fresh onion if you have acute diseases of gastrointestinal tract, kidneys and liver.

Red Beet

Red beet is not only useful and tasteful vegetable. It’s also powerful substance for diseases resistance and blood and kidneys cleansing. Some scientists believe that red beet is the best rejuvenating product among all fruits and vegetables.

Red beet contains folic acid that helps to keep good condition of nervous system and brain. The folic acid is also very useful for pregnant women.


Carrot has many useful substanses: provitamin A, vitamins В1, В2,В6,С, Е, К, PP, carotin. It helps to improve vision, skin condition, to fight weakness, anemia, and digestion disfunctions.

The salad from grated carrot and apples is a great meal to boost immune system. You have to add vegetable oil, sour cream or mayonnaise to salads from carrot in order to better assimilation of carotin.

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