As you already know, the cold season raises all kinds of problems, and the most unpleasant ones are related to our health. How to have a healthy life during winter? Easy. Eat the recommended food! Experts believe that you have at hand a lot of foods that can help prevent and even treat diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, high cholesterol level.
Many of these super-foods help you maintain the ideal weight or get rid of extra pounds. I will offer you a short list of all the aliments you need to eat so you won’t have any health problems. But, for a real effect, try to eat them regularly, avoid thermal processing (frying is excluded!) and try to keep a straight diet plan all winter long.
Nutritionists say that 50% of the illnesses can be prevented or treated through proper and healthy nutrition. You do not need to eat a particular dish for one particular disease, but you must have a varied menu, exclude fast-food, junk-food and excess sweets.
1. Fish with Omega 3 – salmon – benefic for the heart, joints and memory.
2. Blueberries, a powerful antioxidant.
Omega 3 fatty acids reduce risk of heart disease, from arthritis to Alzheimer’s. Recent studies show that these substances can prevent and treat depression. Omega 3 acids are found in salmon, herring, sardines, tuna, nuts and flax seeds. Because these contain monounsaturated fats they prevent the risk of cholesterol increase.
Blueberries contain many antioxidants, potassium and vitamin C. Besides their help in lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, they have a powerful anti-inflammatory effect. Specialists recommend you to eat a half cup of fresh blueberries a day (well, it’s winter time, I can be pretty tough, but you can try to eat more vitamin C because the berries will be frozen, so, they won’t have so many benefic actions).
The short list I was talking about is right here. Just follow a simple menu which includes these ailments and you will have no fear of getting sick this winter: beans, broccoli, oat, oranges, pumpkins, soy, turkey meat, yogurt and salmon.