Love ourselves: 3 more tips for recharging

Based on the opinions of chefs, nutrition consultants, wellness experts and doctors, we’ve gathered the most helpful health tips for getting through the winter months.

There are two types of people in the world: those who love winter and those who think these people just can’t take this seriously. From cracked lips to seasonal depression, vitamin D deficiency to unwanted weight gain, the cold season is so troubling that one wonders why not leave the hell out of it and move to Hawaii. Of course, if we can’t do that, even with a little proactive planning, if not all, but most of the shadows of the winter can be removed. 

1. Adjust your daily routine to shortened days and get out 

If you’re a late-lying type, why not give it a try for a few months on a “the early bird gets the worm” principle? If we sleep until noon, we get only a few hours of sunlight a day, which contributes to the development of depression. If you get up on time, resist the urge to stay inside the warm room and take at least a short walk outside because that will also help you overcome your winter depression. In addition, time spent exercising in the cold also initiates metabolism, meaning it helps to overcome winter weight gain and also helps in the intake and utilization of vitamin D.


2. Drink more water and get more sleep 



What could be better than curing a cold? First of all, not to catch a cold. Chicago chef Diana Dávila of Mi Tocaya Antojería says her immune system is strong because she drinks a lot of water and always sleeps relaxingly for a long time. In fact, he finds these two simple methods so effective that he also asks his colleagues to follow them. "I have to take care of myself so I can take care of them." - She says, “I just care about everyone and I try to set an example. People need attention. I hope this develops good habits in others, which they will then teach to more people. ”

We should consume at least 1.5 liters (2.64 pints) of water a day. Regular water intake increases physical performance but also increases brain capacity, relieves headaches, helps prevent constipation and kidney stones, is an excellent hangover treatment, and contributes to the success of dieting. A restful sleep of at least 7 hours also contributes to the success of the diet, increases the ability to concentrate and improves productivity and sports performance, and strengthens our heart and immune system. Poor and/or no sleep leads to depression and the weakening of the body's defenses, and inflammatory conditions are more likely to occur. Over time, chronic inflammation can lead to a number of chronic conditions, including obesity, certain types of cancer, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. Cardio Fortis, which contains Fruitflow®, a water-soluble tomato extract, is a good winter help in preventing the latter from developing. 

3. Eat healthy nutritious foods


Not much meat can be found in Diana Dávila’s kitchen this time of year - or on the winter menu at Mi Tocaya Antojería. She prefers to stack vegetables with lentils, red lentils, corn, millet, or quinoa, which she says provide the richness we’re looking for in a winter meal without saturating us.

In winter, nostalgic flavors also find us. For a healthy snack, there are roasted chestnuts, baked pumpkin, or American pancakes made from buckwheat flour with maple syrup. A good choice for a healthy breakfast is granola with lots of chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, raisins, and dried cranberries. Apple compote is also a delicious and healthy snack, and a divine clove and cinnamon scent spreads in our home while cooking.

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