In sub-zero temperatures, the body needs additional support in the form of vitamins, minerals and glucose, to fill which the fresh seasonal fruits and honey.
The correspondent of ГолосUA the doctor told Victoria Savitskaya.
In cold weather the body requires “high-calorie” food, he needed to warm the body and provide energy. But instead of dangerous pieces of sweets, pastries and cakes experts recommend to consume fresh fruit, both on the “light” – tangerines, grapefruit, cranberries, kiwi, apples etc, and is quite high in calories – grapes, bananas, figs and other dried fruits.
“Fruits, berries and honey in pure form or 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 icreat immunity.
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 cheese,” recommends the doctor.
Due to the abundance of minerals and vitamins, fruits nourish the body, give strength, improve mood and eliminate harmful toxins. 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. Now, of course, most attention should be paid to citrus. Lemons, tangerines and oranges are rich in vitamin C and flavonoids, which enhance the antioxidant effect.
“Don’t forget about grenades, cranberries, and grapefruits – 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.
However, 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,” – said the expert.