December is synonymous with delicious Christmas dishes. But it’s also good raclettes with friends, gratins with family and good grandmother’s soups. The choice is wide to please your taste buds as much as your body. Fruits and vegetables are plentiful and rich in vitamins to counter the winter cold which is approaching more and more. To help you refuel this winter, here is the list of fruits and vegetables to enjoy in December. And above all, do not hesitate to favor old vegetables for more flavors.

December vegetables:

  • Garlic
  • Lawyer
  • Beet
  • Carrot
  • Celery
  • Cabbage
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Squash
  • Crosne
  • Shallot
  • Endive
  • Spinach
  • curly
  • Chewed up
  • Turnip
  • Nut
  • Onion
  • Parsnip
  • Leek
  • Potato
  • Pumpkin
  • Radish
  • Rutabaga
  • Salsify
  • Jerusalem artichoke
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The fruits of December:

  • Banana
  • Lemon
  • Chestnut
  • Clementine
  • Quince
  • Date
  • Khaki
  • Kiwi
  • Litchi
  • Mandarin
  • Orange
  • Grapefruit
  • Pear
  • Apple
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December cereals:

  • winter oats
  • Spring oats
  • Winter and spring durum wheat
  • Soft winter and spring wheat
  • Faba bean and broad bean
  • spring barley
  • Peas
  • Rye

Did you know ? : garlic is a super-food, but also a nutraceutical (or a food-medicine). Rich in vitamins A, B, C and E, antioxidants, calcium, potassium, zinc, selenium, it is one of the powerful natural antibiotics. Garlic reduces the risk of colorectal cancer by 30% and the risk of cancer stomach, but also the throat, esophagus and ovary. Thanks to its antiseptic and antibacterial propertiesgarlic would prevent inflammation of the skin. Drunk antioxidants, it kills the bacteria that cause pimples. It has even been used for a long time as a natural dewormer. Both present in the plant, sulfur and allicin are fatal to intestinal worms.

Consuming garlic would also fight against bad cholesterol and lower triglyceride levels in the blood. It is therefore an indirect ally of the heart, because its virtues ward off cardiovascular disease. Do not deprive yourself of it any longer, garlic is also low in calories. Indeed, it stimulates the metabolism and allows you to burn more calories. Garlic also gives signals of satiety to the brainso it is the appetite suppressant ideal. But be careful, you have to include it in your diet without abusing it! At too high a dose, garlic can cause indigestion, diarrhea and bad breath.

Sources: Odelices, Greenpeace

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