Winter menu

Winter menu
 

Talking about the food during the cold season, we usually start thinking about various soups or stews. Since we are not receiving much shiny days, this food is really ideal for our body. Naturally, we start eating healthier during the spring and summer season but there is no reason to forget healthy lifestyle in winter time too. However, nutrition experts recommend using more warm or hot food during the winter and those products that are rich in carbohydrates.

In addition, during the cold time of the year, it is also recommended drinking less coffee because it was found that caffeine stimulates our body to store fat. Milk products should also be avoided because they encourage the mucous secretion what has been found to prevent the body from fighting against the viruses. You should also avoid those foods that don’t have much valuable nutrients or vitamins and can hardly be digested, such as fast foods. Specialists say that in winter it is appropriate to avoid alcohol as well because it dilates blood vessels and lowers body’s temperature. Try to be active,

spend more time in open air, especially in the morning when sun rises, because natural light  affects the body just like a morning coffee and helps to mobilize the powers.

Fruits are a great source of vitamins and energy in the winter. Experts recommend eating more persimmons, pomegranates, cranberries and orange fruits during the cold season. Fruits are known for their antibacterial properties, what is especially important when weather is full of various colds and flu. They are also speeding up the metabolism processes and help when we want to get rid of unwanted kilograms. Vitamin C, which is found there, strengthens immune system and lowers blood cholesterol levels. Nutrition experts also offer eating more grains and vegetables in winter, such as pumpkins, parsnips, turnips, potatoes and broccoli. This type of vegetables is rich in vitamins A and C that strengthen our immune system and help to prevent colds.

 

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