Dietology and nutrition

Spring diet: with benefits and without harm to health

With the onset of spring, many of us decide to lose weight or start to eat rationally. However, spring, especially early – not the best time for diet ary restrictions. Spring we meet at the peak of hypovitaminosis – lack of vitamins, weakened immunity, therefore, a sharp restriction in the diet can hurt even more. Spring rational diet is not a hard restriction in the diet, similar to the healthy diet in any disease. It is the recommendation of nutritionists in the selection of products that will help to speed up metabolism, help reduce fat accumulation, to replenish body reserves of important substances, etc.

Why rigid diets are especially dangerous in the spring

Rigid dietary restrictions in themselves are a huge stress to the body. Yes, you can lose a few extra pounds, but when you return to a normal diet, they will return. To bring the weight and fix the result, it is necessary to revise the diet, giving preference to useful products and eliminating harmful and have to be more physically active.

In addition to deficit of vitamins and microelements in the spring time, this period increases the risk of catching a cold. As well as exacerbated chronic disease. So if you start to limit yourself to proteins, it will weaken an already “tired” during the winter immunity. But if you have acute gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, etc., then the abundance in the diet of fresh vegetables and fruits can lead to increased pain, excess weight in the stomach, flatulence, heartburn and problems with the intestines.

Features spring power: what should be the diet

The right diet, taking into account all characteristics of your body, will help develop a specialist only. But General recommendations for a healthy person are as follows:

  • Fruits – every day. Daily eat at least a banana/orange/Apple
  • Eat fresh vegetables, salads and stewed fruit
  • Eat proteins and vegetable and animal origin. Particularly relevant saltwater fish: this is not only protein, but also iodine, phosphorus calcium, unsaturated fatty acids
  • Include in the diet vegetable oils, for example, use unrefined oil in salads.
  • Don’t forget complex carbohydrates – cook meals from whole grains
  • Drink green tea, fruit drinks, fresh juice with honey
  • It is time to include in the diet of the first fresh herbs – onions, dill, parsley.

How to defend against nitrates and other dangers

Fresh greens, leafy vegetables and even the first radishes have already appeared on the shelves of markets, not just supermarkets. The price of early vegetables is becoming more accessible, and to abandon them is not necessary. It is important to pay attention to some tips that will help avoid poisoning by nitrates. Pesticides and other items used to fertilize vegetables.

Remember that when purchasing products in the spontaneous markets, roadsides, etc. you are risking their health. Not only that, from the seller of vegetables and herbs no lab conclusions about the quality of the product to be spread close to the ground vegetables absorb harmful exhaust gases passing traffic etc is Too bright, glossy fruit is best not to buy. To reduce the concentration of nitrates in fruits by soaking in water. You should also carefully wash fruits, vegetables and herbs, to cut the skin, base of fruit stalks and cobs are most likely to accumulate nitrates.