Food is a fundamental aspect of life and the correct functioning of the organism and health depends on it. It is important to have a balanced diet, which has all the nutrients and which adapts to the needs of each person according to the season.
Let’s keep in mind that every season brings changes in temperature, environment and pressure, by eating a proper diet we will be able to adapt better to those changes. Aligning your eating habits with the time of year is not only good for your health and the environment, but it is also good for your palate and your pocket. When you go shopping at the supermarket the goods available and what will be at a good price are the fruits and vegetables in season.
It is recommended to consume foods of this season like dry fruits, chestnuts, nuts. Remember that the first colds begin, the days are shorter and the organism has to adapt to the new climate and the rhythms of the new season.
It would be good to add spinach, pumpkins that have a high water content and low calorie intake. You can steam them, grill them, and prepare them in stews, purees, soups and also desserts.
The days begin to get darker and colder and one way to counteract the seasonal depression that occurs in the winter months and affects some people is to add more carbohydrates to the diet.
Good carbohydrates are: whole grains, bread, pasta, rice, but always eating in moderation and watching your weight.
In addition, the immune system must be strengthened to avoid contracting diseases such as flu, sore throats and respiratory problems.
Stewed meats are a source of protein and legumes are high in iron, also vegetables such as spinach, broccoli. Dark chocolate is also a very important source of this mineral.
This is the time when allergies and colds appear. Several studies claim that honey helps improve these symptoms.
Probiotics help boost the immune system for this season such as yogurt, kefir, cucumbers and citrus fruits that are high in vitamin C and help fight respiratory allergies.
It is advisable to keep the body hydrated by drinking water frequently and foods containing liquid.
Fresh fruits melon, watermelon, strawberries. Implement salads with avocado, green beans, beets, celery lettuce and radishes. Prepare gazpachos and add infusions.
Although it seems contradictory to drink hot drinks when it is hot, it helps to regulate the body temperature and is more efficient than cold drinks. Avoid coffee and drink herbal tea.
If you have any doubts about your diet, you should ask your doctor, in order to have a balanced diet according to your nutritional needs.