We already know that fruits and vegetables are essential every day in our diet, but we can still learn what properties they have to make the most out of them. For example, in the same way that some of them activate and give us energy, so they are ideal to take in the morning, others are much more beneficial at night, since they have properties that help us relax our body.
In this article we explain which fruits and vegetables are recommended to eat in the afternoon or evening, so that your snacks and your dinners are relaxing and help you maintain a balanced weight and health.
It may surprise us, but lettuce is a vegetable with relaxing and aphrodisiac properties, an ideal combination to take before going to bed. A good varied salad, with some nuts and fresh cheese, especially in summer, is a light and nutritious dinner. For cold seasons or for those who do not digest the lettuce well at night, we recommend trying to cook it to make soups or vegetable creams. In this way we can enjoy its benefits by changing the recipe often. We can also include lettuce in vegetable smoothies or gazpacho.
In addition, there are many types of lettuce. The least beneficial is the iceberg variety , since it has a lot of water, few properties, and it is also very flatulent. Instead, we recommend those that are dark green and even purple, richer in nutrients and antioxidants, such as the Roman or oak variety .
Finally, there is a last way to take the lettuce to fight insomnia and improve rest: preparing an infusion with its leaves. We’ll have a cup of tea and a cup before going to bed.
Spinach and green leafy vegetables in general are rich in mineral magnesium, which is essential to regulate our nervous system and combat fatigue. Although they are recommendable at any time of the day, we also recommend them at night, to favor a good rest. In addition, they are low in calories, so they help us to prepare light, satisfying and very remineralizing dinners. We make some suggestions to prepare delicious dinners:
- Sautéed spinach, raisins and pine nuts
- Cream of borage and oat flakes
- Swiss chard and turmeric soup
- Apple and spinach smoothie
- Arugula salad, cherry tomatoes and hard-boiled egg with mustard sauce
The artichoke is an exquisited for our palate and an excellent medicinal food for our liver, an organ that regenerates at night and that therefore needs some foods or remedies that help it to properly purify the organism. That’s why artichokes are ideal for any time of the day, but especially for dinner. We can prepare them cooked, steamed, baked or include them in tortillas or cold salads, or as an accompaniment to rice or pasta.
The apple is an amazing fruit because it has so many properties, it combines with all the food and it can be eaten at any time of the day, unlike most fruits. We can add it to smoothies or smoothies, salads, as garnish, desserts, biscuits, etc.
A very healthy way to cook it is baked, with cinnamon, raisins and honey. In addition, if it is ecological we can eat it with the skin, which helps us to fight constipation. And if we combine it with a yogurt and some nuts we have a complete and delicious dinner that will also help us lose weight, thanks to its fiber content.
The pear is, along with the apple, the other fruit that we can take as a dessert or at night without that we have more chances of suffering digestive problems or insomnia. It also has the properties of fighting fluid retention, ideal for those who usually wake up with swollen eyelids or bags under the eyes. We can also include it in salads, smoothies or smoothies or simply prepared with a little must or grape juice and ginger powder, a delicious combination.
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