Fruits bright colors and honey protect the body from harmful bacteria and viruses and help to lighten the mood.
The correspondent of ГолосUA said the doctor, Victoria Savitskaya.
The reduction of daylight and changes in temperature not only weaken the immune system but also have a negative impact on our mental state. And this, in turn, also negatively affects the health and disease resistance.
As you know, perfectly uplifting sweet products. But with the onset of cold people who tend to be overweight, is hard to limit yourself to sweets and cakes, because the extra pounds in the cold season are laid much faster, and get rid of them is difficult. But to deny yourself of natural vitamin sweets, fruit, berries and honey – not worth it, especially because it is a wonderful protection for the body from the flu and SARS.
“Fruit and honey, both in pure form and in the form of salads, baked, drizzled with yogurt, or etc. – not only will fill the body’s need for glucose, get rid of obsessive desire to eat a piece of chocolate, but also strengthen the immune system.
It is important to remember that honey with tea and other hot drinks can only be consumed “bit of sugar”. If you put a spoonful of honey in hot water, it will lose its beneficial properties. Very tasty to combine honey with apples or cottage cheese.
I recommend every day to eat at least 3-4 fruits, preferably different. Due to the abundance of minerals and vitamins, they nourish our body, give strength, improve mood and eliminate harmful substances from the body.
Do not forget about the need to have daily vegetables and greens, fortunately now have a very wide selection, and they are still quite inexpensive,” says the doctor.
Doctors recommend daily to eat at least 500 grams of vegetables and fruits. And don’t forget the greens. The most useful fruits and vegetables – seasonal.
Citrus – lemons, tangerines and oranges – rich in vitamin C and flavonoids, which enhance the antioxidant effect, but not everyone can afford to feed my family daily, including fruit. Because to fill the need for vitamin C with extracts of rose hips, berries, apples and sauerkraut. In the latter, by the way, this vitamin is much more than in lemons.
Don’t forget about the cranberry and grapefruit – they nourish the body with vitamins, protect from many diseases and even normalize heart function, due to the high content of lycopene and ellagic acid.
All vegetables and fruit orange – persimmon, pumpkin, carrots – contain, inter alia, beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, lutein, quercetin and other substances that are converted to vitamin A.
All brightly coloured fruit and vegetables such as broccoli, tomatoes and onions, contain quercetin, which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and helps the body to produce antibodies to the virus.