FOCUS Student Magazine Focus April 2013 - Page 15

15 How about dinner then? A natural miracle that contains more than 20 essential nutrients is the Alligator pear otherwise known as Avocado. This pure booster enables the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene. A great veggie with its peak season between April and May is the Asparagus. Steamed, grilled or roasted, the asparagus contain 114% RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) of vitamin K, which is important for the bone health. So, those preparing for the HIH & Teko Sports Day should take advantage straight away! The perfect garnish for your salad could be Radishes. Although available year-round in supermarkets, now is the perfect timing for their harvesting. These small root veggies are packed with a solid dose of vitamin C, which makes them another perfect antioxidant. Finally I’d like to further inspire you to add healthier ingredients into your meals - but I don’t want to put this entire burden on my shoulders alone. Therefore I will let Oscar Wilde do the talking: “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” So, be good to yourself and remember Happiness begins from the inside out! lemons. Why is that important? The weather conditions we are now facing are perfect for an unexpected and unpleasant cold. The Vitamin C will strengthen your immune system and protect your body at the beginning stage of the illness. Other spring fruits, perfect for your morning meals are apricots (the golden eggs of the sun) and pineapples. Those have a high mineral value and Vitamins B, which are essential for the growth and development of the body. The Vitamin B complex regulates the turning of the food into energy. Basically, small adjustments to your daily nutrition will make you happier, smarter, stronger and more beautiful. No, guys this does not apply to girls only. Clean skin and well shaped body are unisex qualities that will not be left unrecognised and unappreciated. Writer: Dayana Tsvetkova Photographer: Sara Constantinescu