Have you heard that you should eat differently in the winter? Why might you have to eat differently? There may be a reasons why you should change your diet in the winter.
Do you ever notice that you are hungrier in the fall? Here's why.
You may have heard that eating in season is a good idea. Some people think nature intended certain foods to be eaten during each season of the year. You need hardy food in the winter because of the cold winter. Your body automatically stores more fat in the winter.With a change in eating habits you may be able to stave off some of that weight gain.
Almost everybody gains weight over the winter, even those who exercise. According to Healthy Mummy we are more likely to eat more products with sugar and sodium. It might be one reason you catch more colds and flu. You need more fruit and vegetables instead of fast-food like canned soup, packaged noodles and products with artificial flavors.
Some experts believe that sugar suppresses your immune system. Instead, what you need is more calories from real food, not processed food. For a great source of information check out weight&wellness.com. They have online nutrition classes.
Shape magazine recommends eating things like, eggs and sunflower seeds because they help stabilize blood sugar, and prevent sugar cravings. They contain selenium and vitamin E.
Foods recommended in winter include:
Brussel sprouts, potatoes, mushrooms, winter vegetables, spinach and carrots. Fish, salmon and meatloaf is hardy. Don't forget lentils and beans.
Fruits include; grapefruit kiwi oranges and bananas.
Avoid white pasta and white bread, and anything processed.
Do you like porridge? There is a healthier way to make it now. Use Quinoa instead of wheat. Quinoa is a protein, and will pack a lot more energy into the start of your day.
Here is a great recipe that you can make in a slow cooker.
Watch your portion size at meals. Eating more protein will help you avoid those sugar binges.
It's been said that your body knows what it needs, so change up your diet and get the most out of winter foods.
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