In winter our body needs more calories. However, it is important to remember that meals should be nutritious, but also healthy. Due to the high amount of protein, vitamins and minerals, it is recommended not to forget about fish and various types of meat in the winter diet.
Eating to warm up the body
In winter the appetite is much more appetite than usual. We are attracted to various fatty and heavy dishes and chocolate desserts ideal for improving the worse mood characteristic for the season. Due to low temperatures, our body needs more energy, so this is not the best time for a restrictive diet. Although we can afford a little more culinary pleasures in this cold time than usual, let's remember to make up for it in moderation.
In winter, lazy evenings, various types of thick, creamy soups with lots of ingredients, including meat, will be perfect. Soups made in spicy Mexican style will be a great choice. With tomatoes, vegetables, minced beef, red beans, corn, hot chili peppers, broth and a little bit of spices we can conjure up a spicy, thick and extremely filling miracle, which will be perfect as a main course on a cold winter evening. A good choice will also be the well-known goulash soup and the classic pea soup with a meat addition. Soups in this version will not only warm us up, but also provide our body with essential nutrients.
What should be included in a winter diet?
The winter diet must not lack all kinds of meat and fish. Meat is an irreplaceable source of protein, vitamins (vitamin B1, B2, B12 and PP) and minerals (iron, zinc and selenium). Fish meat is also rich in protein with high bioavailability and extremely healthy unsaturated fats, vitamin D and numerous minerals such as iodine, calcium, magnesium, selenium and fluorine. In winter, our physical activity is often negligible, so if you don't want to suffer from excess weight after winter, it's best to choose lean meat such as veal, lamb, poultry or lean beef. The choice of meat and fish is very large, so you can prepare many surprising and full of value dishes without worrying about boredom on the plate.