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PERFUMES AND COLORS OF AUTUMN: SHOPPING TO STOCK UP ON ENERGY

Opting for seasonal foods is fundamental for preserving our energy levels and keeping healthy, thanks to the aromas and colors we can bring to the table. Here are foods which are a must for your shopping trolley in October, for genuine and reinforcing recipes.

Perfumes and colors of Autumn: shopping to stock up on energy

Autumn is a period of transition: it is time to get back to the full swing of work, school and sports as we wave goodbye to the summer, with shorter and cooler days in store. This is why it's actually quite common for people to feel tired, exhausted and a bit down.

During these months in the run-up to winter, it is important to stock up on some energy to tackle such activity-packed days. Nutrition can be a great help during this moment of transition, especially for the mind, as it adapts to shorter days, a chillier climate and less intense light.

Opting for seasonal foods is fundamental for preserving our energy levels and keeping healthy, thanks to the aromas and colors we can bring to the table. Here are foods which are a must for your shopping trolley in October, for genuine and reinforcing recipes.

Artichoke

This vegetable has a wonderful digestive and diuretic effect, making it ideal for detoxing the organism after summer excesses. Boring? Anything but when served like this!

Pumpkin

Rich in vitamin A, fatty acids, omega 3, antioxidants and mineral salts, pumpkin is the season's undisputed protagonist and not just because of Halloween. With its countless shapes and colors, it is suitable for many sweet and savory recipes. For a quick and simple way to prepare it, add some tomato puree. The softness of this recipe will win over all the family.

Legumes

Beans, chickpeas and lentils are sources of fibers and plant proteins. This is why they should always be found at the table in Autumn, the perfect season for creamy soups containing legumes, a warming treat at the end of the day.

Cauliflower

Autumn is the best time to enjoy this vegetable, which unleashes all its goodness just as the temperatures start to drop. Thanks to the presence of phosphorus, calcium, iron and vitamins, cauliflower is a veritable natural medicine which stimulates the production of antibodies and helps prevents seasonal ailments. Looking for a delicious serving suggestion for children too? Cauliflower balls, a flavorsome and truly irresistible dish!

Radicchio

Like cauliflower, regularly eating radicchio helps to keep our immune defenses high because it is rich in minerals like potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, calcium, iron, copper and manganese, not to mention vitamins B, C and E. A classic ingredient for dish salads, radicchio can also star in much more original recipes!

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