Every time the season changes, our body changes its biorhythms, affecting its work. This is especially noticeable when winter comes, and proper nutrition is necessary to enjoy life. The leading specialist in nutrition of the federal network of fitness clubs, X-Fit explains what and how to eat in the coldest time of the year.
A quality selection of products easily regulates many winter ailments, weakness, and poor health. These conditions are caused by an increased consumption of thermal energy of the body: the winter period requires many times to multiply the intake of calories up to 1400-1600 per day, which will allow you to survive the winter without harming your health. According to nutritionists, an increase in body weight of several kilograms is an absolutely common occurrence at this time of the year.
Each body must carry out three full meals daily: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The diet and its content can be changed depending on the season. In winter, seasonal products for this cold period, such as sea buckthorn, quince, and pumpkin, enter our market.
For the proper functioning of the body, a nutritionist of the federal network X-Fit advises you to eat soups and meat products every day, as they allow you not to spend the necessary energy to maintain the body’s thermal balance and focus your activities on other vital processes.
“Regardless of what you eat – salad, soup, hot – the food base always remains: every day, any person should have a full breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and dinner. However, their content will change because, in winter, we have access to products that are not on the shelves in other seasons: for example, persimmon, quince, pumpkin, sea buckthorn, – says Oleg Naryshkin, Candidate of Medical Sciences, doctor of sports medicine and sports nutrition, nutritionist of the federal network of fitness clubs X fit.
There are many healthy recipes with these products. Cut the persimmon, avocado, and arugula, grate the radish and dress the salad with lemon-ginger sauce, garnished with sesame seeds. Or chop the pumpkin, grate the carrots, add corn lettuce and pumpkin seeds, dressing everything with olive oil. Both salads contain the necessary vitamins and minerals,
But remember, berries and fruits, which are rich in vitamins A, E, and C, are responsible for the immune system’s functioning. Vitamin C strengthens it, allowing you to minimize the penetration of viral diseases. Olimp Vitamin and A improve immune function. It would be best if you were not afraid of increased consumption of fats in winter: unsaturated fats help reduce dry skin and also help maintain a constant body temperature.
There are dozens of healthy and tasty recipes: grate a radish, cut persimmons and arugula into small slices, season the resulting mixture with lemon-ginger sauce and add a handful of sesame seeds. Another delicious and healthy recipe: grate carrots, cut pumpkin into slices, add pumpkin seeds and corn salad, and remember to season everything with olive oil. These simple dishes will easily fill the body’s daily need for vitamins and microelements; they will help maintain vitality and cheer up even on the coldest evening.