Watermelon is never advised against while pregnancy. It is rich in lycopene, an antioxidant which is not only responsible for the nice red colour of the watermelon, but also helps protect the adipose areas of the brain and heart, and also helps in labour.Mothers who breastfeed should include watermelon in their diet. First, this fruit helps breast milk be more liquid; second, the baby will digest milk more easily; third, protective properties in the watermelon will get to the baby through breast milk.
Finally, its high water content will help the mother feel better since it's a light way to detoxify her body,
Aubergines are vegetables which stimulate blie production, helping our liver dissolve the fats that we have ingested.
For the infusion you will need a medium sized aubergine and one litre of water.
Wash the aubergine and cut it up. Boil in in water for two minutes, then keep it over low heat for 20 more, and finally strain it. You may drink it as is or add some sugar or sweetener.
Kidneys are one of the most important organs in our body, since they filter blood and help dispose of the waste it dosn't need. The most beneficial food for the kidneys are:
Asparagus: boost the kidneys and increase urine production, which helps disposing of the waste.
Aubergine, watermelon and melon: they are highly diuretic.
Red peppers: good for the kidneys because of their low content of potassium.
Modern environment is quite challenging for our defenses: pollution, toxic chemicals, bacteria, viruses and fungus add stress to our immune system. Gain protection through vitamins:
Vitamin C increases the number of white blood cells and lowers the duration and severity of flu and cold. This vitamin is in tomatoes, peppers, strawberries.
Vitamin A helps natural barriers against infections (mucosae). You can find vitamin A in pumpkins, tomatoes and melon.
Vitamin E: boost our immune response. Peppers, tomatoes, asparagus and pumpkin contain it.
If you feel unwell, dizzy, and have a headache, try this simple juice: you will need five strawberries, a cup of watermelon, one medium sized mango, two walnuts, and spoonful of honey and half a glass of water.
Put the strawberries, watermelon, mango and ground walnuts in the blender. Add water little by little until you get a uniform juice. Don't forget to add the honey!
Some vegetables help control anxiety. For example:
Asparagus: rich in folic acid. Anxiety has been related to a shortage of folic acid in the body.
Avocado: it contains plenty of magnesium and group B vitamins like riboflavin (vitamin B2), which are essential for reducing anxiety.
Cauliflower: it's an important source of biotin. This vitamin is very important for anxious people since it helps in using glucose to obtain energy, and also promotes overall balance together with other group B vitamins.