Food to survive the winter and keep the beauty

30-11-2017 uglycracker
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Turtlenecks, leather boots and down comforters. We all know how to prepare your wardrobe for winter. But sometimes not enough with that.

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Do we fill our pantry happy to spend the winter?

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In addition to diet; hygiene, not smoking and good sleep habits and relaxation benefit your immune system, so try to say goodbye to stress how much you leave the

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Ten keys to a pantry against cold

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1. Citrus. Oranges, tangerines, lemons, limes, grapefruits ... they are the kings of vitamin C and also provide antioxidants and fiber, especially white skin. They also have disinfectant and anti-inflammatory properties. Juice, salad

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2. Spices. Highlights cayenne pepper and spicy thanks to the point that stimulates your immune system and keeps you warm. Also cumin, antiseptic and ideal in teas with honey to soothe a sore throat. And oregano, one of the herbs with the highest antioxidant and antibacterial power, will help us reduce the symptoms if it is too late to prevent colds.

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3. Echinacea. Medicinal plant with immune powers against viruses and bacteria. Studies of the University of Connecticut, Maryland and Virginia deduced that can reduce the risk of catching a cold and its duration. The European Medicines Agency approved the use of juice of Echinacea purpurea flowers for preventing and treating the common cold. Not suitable for pregnant women, children, and no more than 10 days treatment. Fully suitable for believers of herbal medicine and alternative medicines.

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4. Ginger. One of its active compounds, jingeroles, also have anti-inflammatory effects. It produces a warming effect on the body and helps to improve circulation problems. It has been shown to relieve pain and swelling up to 75% in patients with arthritis. It is also recommended for migraine and have better digestion, now that come Christmas dinners.

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5. Green Tea. Its antioxidants are the easiest way to avoid free radicals that try to weaken. If we took hot provides a double effect of comfort and relief of nasal congestion.

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6. Garlic. Besides immunostimulant, eat it regularly reduces the risk of cancer and heart disease. To preserve its properties it is recommended to crush or chop and then cook it right. If you're concerned about bad breath you can try to chew mint leaves or parsley after eating and thus enjoy the benefits of this natural antibiotic.

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7. Drink a lot and well. A hydrated body better fight against the disease. We recommend coconut water, natural isotonic drink and rich in potassium, which is involved in fluid balance in the body. .

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8. Zinc. It is an important nutrient to strengthen the system. It is found in peas, lentils, beans, cashews, pine nuts, clams, oysters, lobster or oats.

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9. Vitamins. The C and E are essential to be well immunized. The C is found in citrus fruits, pineapple, kiwi, strawberries and peppers. The E in almonds, sunflower seeds, pine nuts, hazelnuts, avocado and peach.

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10. Chicken broth. Chicken, vegetables, water, salt and love that puts the cook. If the bird is more organic it contains fatty acids omega-3 and other vitamins and nutrients that you do not organic. To make it low fat should be cooked without skin. In the sixteenth century it began to speculate on the possible healing properties of this home plate, and although we found no scientific basis to support it, does not it feel great to get home with cold and have a cup of hot broth?

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And if you know how to enter some of these foods in your diet, there is a simple and comforting to encourage you to try drugs. At breakfast or snack you can prepare smoothies or shakes citrus based. Balanced acidity with apple, banana or honey. You can also give a more exotic or spicy by adding ginger or mint.