Before the end of spring, various types of summer vegetables are available in the market.
“Sweet squash, rice squash, cucumber, summer tomato, patal, karla and chichinga are mainly available in the market. However, different types of kachu, zhundul, kankrol, brinjal and shapla will also be available at this time. Ruhul Amin, teacher of the horticulture department of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University said.
He said about the characteristics of vegetables during this period, “Vegetable variety is less in summer. But you can buy a lot more in quantity. ”
Rehana Begum, Assistant Professor, and Nutritionist, Department of Food and Nutrition Sciences, Home Economics College, Dhaka, spoke about the nutrients in vegetables and their benefits to the body.
He said that summer vegetables like cucumber, tomato, patal, sweet pumpkin, rice pumpkin, cockroach etc. are rich in calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, antioxidants, minerals and vitamin A and other elements. Which is quite effective in keeping the body healthy with the prevention of seasonal diseases.
And four or five a day to stay healthy serving view, or two and a half to eat vegetables, he said tinakapa nutritionist. Besides, since the amount of calories is less, eating a little more of these vegetables does not cause much harm to the body.
Summer vegetables have plenty of water. Which is quite beneficial for summer. At this time, due to excessive sweating, many necessary ‘nutrients’ are excreted from the body with sweat. As a result, the body is deficient in vitamins and minerals as well as dehydration.
‘Liquid’ is a food ingredient that plays an important role in maintaining the body’s water level and keeping various organs, skin and hair healthy.
The carotenoid component in sweet pumpkin helps in relieving various eye diseases. This ingredient even prevents cataracts from forming in the eyes.
Low calorie and high fiber help control heart disease, high blood pressure, and cholesterol levels in the body. These vegetables are quite beneficial for girls. The ‘folate’ element in it helps in conceiving. It also prevents miscarriage. In addition, the vitamin C in it helps prevent colon cancer.
Diseases like chickenpox, measles, etc. are more common in summer. In this case, playing karala known as ‘anti-disease can be saved from these diseases. The vitamin C, minerals, and pigments in these vegetables are also very beneficial for the body.
On the other hand, the ‘phytonutrients and polypeptides’ in grapefruit help in the synthesis of glycogen. It is also very effective in reducing the amount of sugar in the blood.
Vitamin C in vegetables helps in the formation of marrow by making collagen in the body. Which increases bone ‘joint flexibility and reduces arthritis.
In addition, the beta-carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin E in vegetables protect the skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. As well as its ‘anti-aging property’ does not leave the impression of age on the skin.
Lastly, this nutritionist recommends eating more cucumber to relieve fatigue in the body. Besides, teenagers need to eat vegetables to avoid age-related problems including acne, said Rehana Begum.
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