The following typical Russian food can be found in every Russian store. Eating it you may save your money and improve your health.
Beetroots contain iodine most of all the vegetables. This fact explains its positive influence on thyroid gland. Besides, this vegetable contains such minerals as calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc and iron as well as vitamins A, C, B1, B 6, E and PP.
A lot of people know that bilberries can make the retina stronger, but this is not the only useful effect. US Ministry of Agriculture made a research which proved that bilberries are rich in antioxidants as well as grapes and red wine. To sense all these positive effects one should eat half a glass of fresh or frozen bilberries a day or 2 cups of bilberry yogurt.
The main advantage of cabbage is a large content of manganese and Omega-3 fatty acids. Besides, cabbage contains a lot of food fibre necessary for good digestion. Cabbage is also considered a foodstuff with “negative calorie content” as human organism receives less energy with the cabbage than it spends to process it.
Cranberries are one of the most nutritious berries and an excellent means for various infections including respiratory ones.
Bright orange color of pumpkin is the evidence of large content of beta-carotene, an antioxidant which provides the human body with vitamin A, helping skin cell renewal and is good for eyes. The people who want to lose weight should eat pumpkin more often. 100 g of this extremely useful vegetable contain just 25 kilo calories.
Hazelnut might be called the most “Russian” and available among all types of nuts. It should be noticed by the people who want to lose weight. Hazelnut is rich in fats which don’t let to gain weight but is very good for vessels and heart. Hazelnut is good when one is hungry or rather tired, it strengthens heart and provides vitamin E necessary for healthy hair.
Black chokeberries combine vitamins C,P,A,B,E and K as well as carotene, copper and iron. Black chokeberries are very good strengthening your immune system. Besides, chokeberries can raise vessels tone and low down the blood pressure. The chokeberries should be poured with boiling water and in two days just have 2-3 times a day before meals.
The chokeberries might also be grinded with sugar to preserve vitamins better. 1 kg of berries is mixed with hot (but not boiling) syrup made of 1 liter water and 2 kg sugar. In 2 minutes the syrup is poured out and the berries are mashed by a spoon.