10 Tips For Stay Healthy on Winter
Winter is a season prone to pumping strokes and states of weakness. Discover 10 anti-fatigue foods to revive the body.
Another five minutes ... Every morning, getting out of bed seems more difficult than the day before. Not to mention the untimely yawns that punctuate the day or the spectacle offered by the mirror: these growing dark circles and dull complexion say a lot about our physical form. It’s the dead of winter, and our energy meter is in the red.
The reminder may seem unnecessary; it is good to rest certain bases: often, the lack of energy translates a poor hygiene of life. To avoid sinking into a form of winter lethargy, we take care not to lack sleep, to have regular physical activity, to take time in the great outdoors but also and above all to eat properly.
Widely acclaimed by athletes, dried fruits are excellent allies in form.
Not only are they very rich in energy, they are also a valuable source of trace elements and minerals.
Assaulted by fatigue and cold, we rely on citrus fruits to fill up with vitamin C, the deficiency of which is often associated with fatigue.
We vary the pleasures: orange, grapefruit, Clementine’s or lemon juice. In general, we do not exclude fresh fruits, and organic, which is an important source of vitamins and the kiwi in particular.
Green Leafy Vegetables:
Leafy vegetables are a valuable source of folic acid, more commonly known as vitamin B9. However, insufficient intake of folic acid causes a form of anemia which results in particular in a great feeling of fatigue. We therefore throw ourselves without moderation on spinach, chicory but also broccoli or Brussels sprouts.
During winter, we are sorely lacking in vitamin D. And for good reason, sun exposure is the main source of vitamin D synthesis by the body. Deficient, we are more easily subject to fatigue and depression. Without being able to bask for a long time in the sun, vitamin D is invited to the table.
With cod liver (or liver oil), salmon, mackerel, sardines or herring. In general, we prefer oily fish which are also a good source of omega 3.
Anemia, or iron deficiency, can lead to severe fatigue. To avoid dieting, we favor foods rich in iron, with black pudding at the top of the list. And for those who avoid meat, we turn to lentils, beets and we adapt their dishes with parsley and coriander.
Among the minerals essential for the body, and for tone, magnesium figures prominently. Beyond a decrease in diet, repeated cramps are a sign of magnesium deficiency. To refuel, we throw ourselves on seafood, which is an incredible source.
Slow sugars are a great source of energy. However, a distinction must be made between the energy capacities of whole grains and those of refined sugars (i.e. bleached).
While the former provide you with energy, the latter cause a rapid rise in blood sugar which lasts a short time and leads to a state of weakness. So, we prefer whole pasta, whole flour, and others.
Like seafood, cocoa is a significant source of magnesium. We knew chocolate was good for the health of the arteries, we now also know its anti-fatigue properties. To avoid the glycemic runaway linked to sugar, choose it dark and as high in cocoa as possible.
Also particularly rich in nutrients, and in particular in B vitamins and magnesium, wheat germ is a good ally against slack. Also a source of zinc and phosphorus, it is an undeniable health food.
To fill up with minerals and trace elements, it is better to choose water suited to your needs. We therefore favor waters rich in magnesium and sulphates, to find fishing.