Dark chocolate helps the body keep warm in cold weather – doctor

Темный шоколад помогает организму согреваться в морозы - врач

At the beginning of winter, the body needs extra energy and vitamins in order to quickly adapt to new temperature conditions.

The correspondent of ГолосUA said the doctor, Victoria Savitskaya.

In the winter you need to eat more carbohydrate foods which helps the body to stay warm. But it is worth remembering that the simple carbs – muffins, cakes, biscuits and so on – lead to rapid weight gain. So to choose better on cereals – oatmeal, buckwheat, rice.
In order to protect the body and help it to combat adverse external conditions, as well as viruses and bacteria, you should eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, and also greens and nuts.

“Great protection from viruses and colds pomegranate, and with regular consumption it boosts the immune system. Another recommendation is often to include in your diet ginger – fresh or dried. Due to the special substances in ginger literally warms the lungs and bronchi and prevents cough. It is also useful for existing colds, as it helps to “pull” s lungs are unnecessary, gently warming and enveloping them. And quickly to keep warm and protect the bronchial tubes helps warm tea made from cranberries,” says the doctor.

In the cold, the doctor recommends that you regularly have a few slices of dark chocolate or drink a mug of hot chocolate. It will not only strengthen blood vessels and help the body faster to keep warm, but also raise the spirits.

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