Yellow is the colour of March par excellence, but it is also the colour of food rich in nutrients and beneficial to body and mind.
For women, the fragrant and impalpable mimosa is a day of special attention that recalls the social, economic and political achievements of the female gender, but also the discrimination and violence that women have been and, unfortunately, continue to be subjected to all over the world, but it also brings with it a touch of lightness to be shared among friends.
The mimosa itself is edible and can be used to create dishes that will amaze: in fact, the tender, yellow wads of this flower have a sweet and pleasant taste with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
But yellow is also the colour of sunshine and good cheer and is a great ally in the kitchen, as yellow foods contain beta-carotenes and vitamin A, which act in the intestines, preventing the formation of free radicals and helping to prevent cellular ageing and cardiovascular disease.
Not only that, but yellow foods have high nutritional properties and contain, among other things, antioxidants such as leutin and zeaxanthin, which have positive effects on eyesight.
Vitamin C, which is contained in large quantities in yellow foods, is not only purifying but also has a positive effect on the immune system and mood.
Carrots, lemons, peppers (yellow, of course), pineapple and bananas can be used in the kitchen, as well as exotic fruits (mango, papaya and avocado) and spices.
Turmeric, for example, is considered a 'magic' spice that brings benefits thanks to a particular component, curcumin, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.
Ginger, on the other hand, has a beneficial effect on the entire digestive system, is a stimulant for the immune system and is used to treat 'lovesickness'. In many parts of the world it is also believed to have aphrodisiac powers.
All-female superfoods: In recent years, the so-called 'superfoods' - foods rich in nutrients and health benefits - have become popular.
It is a powerful antioxidant and is rich in isoflavones, lignans, phytonutrients and saponins that act on free radicals, for a powerful anti-ageing effect. One hundred grams of jackfruit contain about a quarter of the recommended average daily intake of vitamin C. The fruit is also rich in vitamins B6 and B1, which help boost the immune system, as well as being an excellent source of protein and potassium, which is often lacking in the female body.