In winter, we regularly put on pounds of fat which we try to get rid of during the rest of the year. We recognize the problem, but why can’t we keep from doing it? It could be the short days, the long nights, little sunlight, and mainly that most people are not willing to exercise, and while wallowing in gloomy moods, they consume a huge amount of food. Every food we eat during digestion creates cold, neutral, or increased temperatures.
According to nutritionists, winter is when it is most important to focus on the warming effects of food consumption. The foods which warm us support increased metabolism and will burn fat better.Nutritionists recommend immediately adding vegetables to the menu (for every main dish, food in the proportions of ¼ vegetables, ¼ saccharides, ¼ protein), especially cabbage, pumpkins, squash, Brussels sprouts, onion, garlic, leek, celery root.. In wintertime, thick vegetable broths or warm vegetables are ideal with every meal. There are roots which accelerate digestion. Don’t skimp on curry, basil, ginger, pepper, or peppers. But a warning — none of these warming foods will work miracles if you don’t start to exercise! What’s the best way? Outside in the fresh air — downhill skiing, cross country skiing, or just going for a long walk in the snow.
Even a half-hour walk after lunch and dinner can work wonders. It will support digestion, detox the body, and burn more energy.
Winter foods supporting the metabolism and slimming:
- Grains: wild rice, barley, oats, buckwheat
- Beans: soy
- Fruits and Vegetables: eggplant, cabbage, onion, garlic, leek, carrots, cherries, grapes, apricots, strawberries
- Milk products: goat cheese, goat milk
- Nuts: walnuts
- Other: seaweed, sea salt, mineral waters, cocoa, coconut milk
- Meat: chicken, lamb, goat, pheasant
- Seafood: salmon, abalone, lobster, eel, tuna, trout, sardines
- Spices: chili, fennel, nutmeg, cloves, pepper, cinnamon, rosemary, ginger, licorice