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Kiwi, the epitome of sweet and sour fruits, is also famous for being named Kiwi because it looks similar to Kiwi birds, an endangered animal in New Zealand. First, kiwis contain twice as much vitamin C as oranges and six times as many minerals as vitamins E, potassium, calcium, and phosphorus as apples. Vitamin C is a perfect fruit for infectious viruses these days because it protects against infectious diseases that penetrate our body and strengthens white blood cells that make up the immune system.
Gold kiwi is also rich in various amino acids, including glutamic acid and arginine, which promote growth hormone secretion, and contains inositol, a growth hormone effective in brain development and lung function improvement, which is better for growing children. In addition, vitamin C not only helps normal brain function but also helps relieve stress, boosting vitality, relieving fatigue, nerve stability, and sleep well for office workers who are mentally tired or suffering from excessive stress, such as “burnout”!
Beauty likes pomegranate and pomegranate, which reminds me of actor Lee Joon-ki, who is in season from September to December, is also called a woman’s fruit because it is rich in similar ingredients to female hormones. Vitamin C, vitamin B, potassium polyphenol, and estrogen contained in pomegranate prevent wrinkles because they prevent aging and help synthesize collagen in the skin.
In addition, pomegranate is rich in fiber, which is very effective in controlling bowel movement and improving intestinal health. Pomegranate not only helps treat constipation and relieve discomfort, but also reduces the risk of stomach and intestinal diseases. It also reduces intestinal inflammation and improves digestion, helping to calm bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
What ingredients do you think of when you think of making kimchi? It reminds me of oysters! Oysters, which are indispensable for kimchi made with kimchi, are rich in zinc that boosts immunity, making them one of the representative nutritional foods in winter. Zinc contained in oysters has the function of helping metabolism in the body, helping to recover wounds and strengthen nerve cell membranes. Zinc, which grows the body and forms a tissue skeleton, not only strengthens immunity, but also slows down excessive immune responses and limits the amount of inflammation, helping the immune system function normally.
Japanese Spanish mackerel
The last protagonist is mackerel and mackerel, a representative blueback fish. Mackerel is one of the most popular fish in winter due to the accumulation of fat as the weather gets colder. Omega-3 fatty acids, which are contained a lot in blue fish such as mackerel, are unsaturated fatty acids that inhibit inflammation in our bodies and help improve the function of white blood cells. In particular, unsaturated fatty acids are essential fatty acids that boost our body’s immunity, but they are not produced in the body themselves, so they are essential nutrients that must be consumed through food or nutritional supplements.
In addition to Omega 3, mackerel is famous for containing DHA, which helps the brain development of the fetus and improves the brain, so it is very effective in preventing dementia, memory, and cancer in the elderly. In addition, EPA, an omega-3 fatty acid in mackerel, niacin, and folic acid, a vitamin B3, are especially good for the elderly at high risk of cardiovascular disease in winter because they lower cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular diseases.