The days are already very short compared to last month, and with temperatures falling, it is good to prevent flu and colds. Where to start? From food, of course.
Here are the tips of Lisa Borg, Pulse Light Clinic nutritionist.
“A poor diet causes poor nutrition, and consequently poor health,” the specialist told Cover Media. “Winter is often the most difficult season for the immune system, and this year is an even tougher challenge due to the Covid-19 pandemic.”
So, let’s get ready to stock up on fruit and vegetables, and from time to time a good detox to redeem our health.
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«I always recommend doing a short detox at the end of each season, in preparation for the next. Particularly if we go from summer to autumn and from winter to spring », continues Lisa. «We can naturally stimulate the purification of our organism by consuming fresh, locally grown, seasonal products. The emphasis is here: seasonal products. Eating off-season foods means forced cultivation and travel of hundreds, often thousands, of kilometers to reach our tables. These foods are usually less nutritious and also less tasty ».
The foods that should never be missing from our shopping list are: apples, squash, celery, garlic and onions, leeks, beets, courgettes and mushrooms. We also regularly prepare whole grains and legumes.
The expert’s last tip is to enjoy the last warm rays of sunshine as much as possible.
“We make an effort to stay in natural light every day,” says Lisa. “Natural light has a very powerful influence on the synthesis of neurotransmitters (excellent for mood), sleep and circadian rhythm, body weight, energy levels and collagen production”.
We also consider a vitamin D supplement, if needed, from November / December to March.