Learning to observe which are the fruits of this season and their properties will make sense for the time of year we are. In autumn we highlight the Persimmon and the Pomegranate.
KHAKI has antiviral properties. It removes heat from the lungs, moistens them and helps to eliminate phlegm, rebuilds body fluids, tones the spleen and pancreas, softens the mucous membranes of the digestive tract and is especially indicated to relieve gastrointestinal inflammations. It is better not to cook it because it loses its properties! Add it raw in porridge or pancakes for breakfast or even to make sauces.
POMEGRANATE shows its benefits now that the autumn season begins, its antioxidants help prevent aging and prepare the body for winter. It contains pro-vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid and vitamin B3 that helps the digestive system function, as it acts in the conversion of food into energy. It also contains potassium, calcium and magnesium, which are related to the functioning of the intestine, nerves and muscles, and also form part of the bones and teeth, improve immunity and have a mild laxative effect.
This special fruit has been used in traditional medicine for regenerative care and internal cleansing, as well as for its numerous benefits in the treatment of various pathologies: The famous ancient Greek physician Hippocrates (460 B.C.) already prescribed it to treat digestive disorders, curiously along the same lines as traditional Chinese medicine, to strengthen the gums and to relieve mouth ulcers, among other things.
In the kitchen the pomegranate is a fruit that does not support many manipulations because it loses freshness. It is very good in salads, as a topping for desserts, to accompany any dish. It is highly recommended to drink a pomegranate smoothie in the morning on an empty stomach.
After 20 years of experience Gemma has observed that a good nutritional guideline helps people to improve their quality of life and prevent diseases. Gemma has a diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics from CESNID (University of Barcelona), a degree in Nutrition from King's College London, a postgraduate degree in Sports Nutrition and PNIE (Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology) from the University of Barcelona, and a diploma in Ayurvedic Nutrition, energy cooking and Naturopathy.
Nutrition is a new science and professionals who are dedicated to it have to be continuously researching, training and contrasting information with the most ancient medicines (Chinese, Ayurveda and Tibetan). Hence her constant trips to the Asian continent, where she tries to absorb the most ancestral knowledge. Her curiosity and passion for nutrition have led her to write the books "Help me grow healthy" and "Living without gluten". Gemma currently advises elite athletes (tennis, motorcycling, Dakar, soccer, sailing, swimming, golf, athletics, equestrian, cycling, runners, archery, cricket) and sports and health companies in different parts of the world. She has a practice at the Juaneda Clinic in Palma and is the nutritionist for the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar. Gemma comes to Es Racó at your request for a personal nutritional consultation with her.