– Spring – a period of general weakening of the body, or, as doctors say – asthenization. One of the leading causes of such disorders is possible avitaminosis stress, low number of sunny days in winter, lack of physical activity. Correct and timely dietary change in the spring and adequate exercise will help quickly restore good health. Organize your diet so as to saturate the body with proteins, healthy fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.
To do this, reduce the amount of vegetables and fruits of the last harvest in the diet. Not only do they contain almost no vitamins, but they can be harmful to the body, especially if improperly stored. They can be replaced with fruits and vegetables of the new harvest. Now they are imported in sufficient quantities from southern countries.
Tea and coffee in the spring can be replaced by decoction of rosehips, which contain enough vitamin C.
Rosehips not only support the immune system, they have a positive effect on chronic fatigue syndrome.
Infusion of rosehips is useful for digestion. In order not to destroy the properties of rosehips, do not boil them, rather crush them and brew them overnight in a thermos – 1 – 2 tablespoons of fruit per glass of boiling water.
In addition, in March appears the first fresh greens (young shoots of nettle, dandelion, watercress, etc.) – this is the most useful spring food.
It is advisable to increase the use of whole grains, nuts, add bran to all dishes. Thus will be eliminated deficiency of B vitamins.
Do not neglect the daily use of meat and fish – they contain a large amount of essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals, as well as enzymes that activate digestion. At least twice a week on the table should be fish of fatty varieties.
To increase the overall tone, you can introduce foods rich in magnesium (seafood, spinach, beans) and magnesium mineral waters into the diet.
The basic principle of cooking in the spring is the minimum heat treatment. Those foods that can be eaten raw are better eaten raw. This way we will save a maximum of vitamins.
The diet should necessarily include:
A proper breakfast – it is on it that the well-being throughout the day depends. The best breakfast consists of protein products (milk, eggs, fish, cottage cheese) and whole-grain cereals;
A nutritious lunch, preferably starting with a salad. Fibre-rich vegetables will remove from the body the toxins accumulated over the winter. It is better to prepare a lean soup, because the body is so tired of fatty meat broths. The second course should be baked or stewed, as soft foods are better absorbed;
A light dinner – vegetable salads, fish, fruit, and dairy products.
Important: At this time of year you should not indulge in radical diets.
Such diets can aggravate the spring stress and lead to a worsening of chronic diseases. The food should be varied, and for weight correction in this period it is better to simply remove from the diet “empty calories” contained in flour, starch, sugar, potato chips and animal fats, and add some physical activity.