Dieting against Winter Fatigue
We need something more substantial, something that sustains, and for this we look to complex carbohydrates , of the kind found in grains and starchy vegetables. Potatoes, pasta, oatmeal, beans; these are the clean burning fuels that will keep you energized through winter. It is also important to observe a balance between carbs and other energy giving foods: a good formula is high in carbs, medium in protein and low in fats, but not the saturated varieties. If we can distribute our calories evenly across all our meals, taking special care to EAT and not skip breakfast, then we will see marked improvements in energy levels from food alone.
Furthermore, many people are chronically deficient in iron and vitamin D. The former is a vital mineral that helps red blood cells allocate oxygen to parts of the body in need, allowing cells to respirate efficiently. Iron-rich foods include red meat, seafood, beans and green, leafy vegetables. Vitamin D is harder to come by in the winter because of the curtailed daylight hours. It is useful for fending off depression and can be found in high quantity in cold water fish, mushrooms and fortified dairy products.
Eating is one dimension of a vitality-boosting lifestyle. Chiropractic can be another: our work regulating the nervous system helps your brain stay sharp and your body feel great. Give our office in Hackensack a call to schedule an appointment today.
Dr. Albert Stabile, D.C.
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