With the onset of autumn the body’s need for certain vitamins increases significantly, for example vitamin a can protect against seasonal colds and vitamin D will ensure good sleep and energy.
The correspondent of ГолосUA said the dietician Lyudmila Babich.
In order for the body smoothly and productively, it requires the whole complex of vitamins and minerals. But with the onset of autumn, the concentration of a number of them significantly reduced.
First and foremost, it is the vitamin D in the body is synthesized mostly when exposed to sunlight and the shorter days, the more the body needs it.
“Lack of vitamin D can cause lethargy, feelings of fatigue, apathy and decline in health, says the doctor. This explains the “autumn Blues” and pre-winter breakdown. Moreover, without this vitamin is not absorbed calcium, bones become brittle, hair and nails – brittle. Because in the autumn it is so important to include in the diet plenty of foods containing this vitamin,” says the expert.
The specialist noted that is not a fan of synthetic vitamins and pills advised only by the doctor, even if it is only about the vitamins.
“However, if the last time you are very tired and often in a bad mood, this is a direct evidence that the systems of the body lacks a specific set of substances. In this case, is not superfluous to drink vitamin-mineral complexes, which also included vitamin D. But taking synthetic pills does not mean that you can eat anyhow. The basis of the diet should be vegetables and fruits, berries, greens, nuts to ensure that the body receives the full range of nutrients, minerals and vitamins. And to compensate for the lack of vitamin D can be including in the diet of marine fish and seafood, cod liver, meat by-products” – said the expert.
Eat plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs it is also important to address the need for vitamin A, which, among other things, from seasonal infections and improves the immune system.
A good source of this vitamin are carrots, apricots, berries, pumpkin, spinach and parsley, as well as liver and fish oils, butter, egg yolks, whole milk and cream. It should be remembered that this vitamin is fat-soluble, because in order for the body of his “perceived” and learned, to vegetable salads, add a little vegetable oil, and dairy products, choose those with a normal fat content.