With cardiovascular diseases, there is an increased need for potassium. This element regulates heart rhythm and blood pressure, provides an optimal tone of the heart muscle. Therefore, when arrhythmia, stagnation of blood in the heart is recommended to eat vegetables and fruits, rich in potassium – apricots, bananas, zucchini, potatoes, tomatoes, black currant, peaches, grapes, figs, dates. In large quantities, potassium is found in beans and nuts.
These same fruits and vegetables, rich in potassium, positively influence the contraction of muscles, improve the efficiency of the kidneys, contribute to oxygen supply to the brain, cleanse the body of radionuclides and eliminate toxins, and also take care of skin health. Nevertheless, you need to be careful. An increased amount of potassium leads to the elimination of sodium from the body.
In case of anemia and decreased hemoglobin, it is necessary to include in the diet vegetables and fruits containing iron – plums, apples, persimmons, apricots, figs, peaches, pears, Jerusalem artichoke, carrots, potatoes, beets, cabbage. These products are involved in the formation of hemoglobin and in the synthesis of thyroid hormones. The above vegetables and fruits are also necessary for the formation of immune cells, with their help the protective functions of the body are strengthened.
To normalize digestion, improve metabolism, it is recommended to eat beets, carrots, tomatoes, pumpkin, cabbage, apples, bananas and grapes. They, with the exception of bananas and grapes, in unlimited quantities can be consumed with excess weight.
As an antipyretic agent, pomegranate and cranberry can serve. Carrots will reduce the risk of growth of cancer cells, and zucchini will be useful for patients taking antibiotics. Cabbage, pumpkin and pepper are recommended for atherosclerosis. Pepper, like other vegetables and fruits, rich in vitamin C, effectively fights against colds, asthma and bronchitis.
All vegetables and fruits in various degrees include most of the microelements and vitamins. Of vitamins, most of them contain C, P, carotene, and, in relatively small quantities, vitamins A, E, B vitamins, biotin (vitamin H). From trace elements – mainly, potassium and iron, and in a smaller amount, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus.
Undoubtedly, the benefits of fruits and vegetables are huge, but from overabundance there can be trouble. Therefore, before dramatically changing your diet, talk to your doctor.