The fight against colds and winter illnesses such as the flu will help in the first place the wealth of vitamin C in fruits such as oranges, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon and others.
In winter we are attacked by numerous viruses and bacteria, the chronic lack of sun, good weather and all short visits outside. Therefore, each ally in the prevention and fight against winter illnesses and improving mood is welcomed.
In winter, the daily consumption of fresh fruit needed primarily because of intake of vitamins which it abounds. Winter fruits rights immune support, which participates in the prevention of many diseases, due to the high content of fiber helps reduce cholesterol in the blood and helps us when weight loss just when the less we move, the holiday season and over-consumption of food. Because of this, the fruit is the perfect winter food.
Fight against colds and winter illnesses such as the flu will help in the first place the wealth of vitamin C in fruits such as oranges, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon and others. Choose those with a thinner crust and smooth without spots. Juiciness citrus fruits keep storing at room temperature, and the preference is for durability, store it in the refrigerator. In addition to the citrus fruits rich in vitamin C, there are folate, pectin, potassium and numerous active phytonutrients which have beneficial effects on our health. Foods in the yellow, orange and red are excellent antioxidants and the first line of defense against free radicals caused by stress, pollution, cigarette smoke, etc. It is interesting to know that the winter fruits and vegetables exposed to low temperatures sweeter and contains higher levels of phytonutrients that protect against stress. After all, it seems that it is not by chance that this fruit ripens just in times of colds and viruses.
In addition to eating super delicious fruit alone, drink them. Lemon or lime rich tea in the morning, drink the juice of freshly squeezed grapefruit or orange, fruit smoothie make, offer numerous varieties of fruit salad possibly sweetened with honey and spoon it rich cakes. The best way to prepare vegetables is steaming. In this way, almost all the vitamins and minerals in vegetables remain preserved.
Foods in yellow, orange and red color are excellent antioxidants and the first line of defense against free radicals.
In addition to fresh fruit, winter and we reach for dried fruit. This helps us plenty of fruits which we before winter conservation, ie. drying and removing moisture stored for later consumption, such as raisins, dried apples, pears, plums, figs and apricots, cranberries, and that egzotičnijeg of trade: mango, papaya, pineapple, dates and more. Dried fruit is interesting and because of him, just like fresh fruit compotes can work, fillings for pies and jams, and we can nibble and eat a healthy and nutritious snack. Dried fruits are a good source of fiber, natural sugars, vitamins A and C, potassium, magnesium, calcium. Combine them with almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts and other nuts.