The winter season is finally over, spring has come, and brought with birds that bright sun and the first green grass, breaking through even the cold ground to heat and light. All is good, only bad thing is that it was in the spring, during the off-season, we were overtaken by the so-called spring beriberi, and as a consequence, reduced immunity, colds attack and aggravated chronic diseases.
Skin and hair is also deteriorating, and because of that beriberi and simply from a lack of moisture during the long winter months, from the constant stress caused by cold winds and the lack of sunlight. Result - dry skin, its peeling, pallor, hair loss, brittle nails. Characteristic for the early spring and problems in mental health - mood swings, tendency to depression.
Good immunity - a pledge of beauty and health
Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid - is one of the most important vitamins involved in almost all vital processes of the body, and one of the most important functions of vitamin C in the body is to strengthen the immune system, and the development of collagen, which is necessary for the youth of our skin, and directly It is dependent on Vitamin C.
The most effective way to replenish and maintain a sufficient level of vitamin C in the body in the winter and spring - is the regular use
infusion of rose hips
, Though this healing infusion will help us to cope with the lack of not only vitamin C, but A and E. Rose hips contain a fairly large number of rare vitamin P, K and trace elements - molybdenum, cobalt, manganese, chromium, sodium. But to get the maximum benefit from the infusion of rose hips, it is necessary to properly brew So: take 100 grams of rose hips (4 tablespoons fruit), put them in a thermos, pour hot water (not boiling), insist at least 7 hours. The drink is ready.
It will help keep the immune system at the right level and daily
tea with lemon and honey
. Incidentally, in sheets of paper lemon vitamin C contained 14 times more than its pulp. So that leaves with lemon trees growing on your windowsill are a great source of vitamin C. Finely chopped dried leaves and lemon herbalists recommend the use of welding in place.
A good alternative to normal tea in the spring are a compote of dried fruits and compotes and jelly cranberry.
To prepare the drinks increase effective immunity can be used and dry herbs. Here, for example, -
By the way, there is in any drugstore. According to legend, nard grew from the tears of the beautiful Helen, the one which caused the Trojan War began 10 years of bloodshed Trojans and Achaeans. Sitting in a besieged Troy, Helen wove beloved husband Menelaus cloak and wept bitterly. Her tears fell on the ground, flashed gold and became flowers elecampane. Because of this useful plant (called the "nine forces" speaks for itself) can be prepared juice, fruit compote, jelly, and even wine.
Pour 50 g of dry roots elecampane liter of hot water, bring to a boil and hold on low heat for 25 minutes. Strain, add half a cup of cranberry juice, honey to taste, stir and drink can. Tasty and healthy!
Ten grams of dried root Elecampane boil a liter of water. Cut two large apples and add to the boiling broth. After a few minutes, remove the compote from the heat, you can add the sugar to taste and a few slices of (leaves) a lemon.
25 grams of the root Elecampane boil a liter of water until tender. Strain, add 35 grams divorced starch, sugar to taste and bring to a boil.
Healing wine prescription Avicenna from the roots of Elecampane
It is prepared from fresh roots, but recommend taking in the off-season - spring and autumn.
The roots of the plants should be washed and finely chop. On 0, 7 liters of wine to take 2 tablespoons of chopped roots with slide and on a very low heat bring to a boil. Then hold on low heat for another 10 minutes, the wine should not boil. Cool, strain and pour into a bottle. After boiling, the alcohol content is greatly reduced, so that the wine is practically harmless. Taking it to be 3 times a day for 50 ml. Devyasilovoe wine strengthens the immune system and is an excellent preventive measure against colds and infectious diseases, it also helps by tachycardia, heart rate stabilizes.
Excellent spring stimulant -
germ of cereals
. The benefits of sprouts for health has long been known, and the latest scientific studies have confirmed this view. Seedling - hatched corn, which concentrates a huge amount of energy, accumulate biologically active substances, including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and so, moreover, in an amount corresponding to several times the original. When germination due to a sharp intensification of the enzymes contained in it splits proteins, fats, carbohydrates, these enzymes after eating sprouts, continue to work in the body, thus preserving its internal forces.
Not all representatives of vegetables and fruits stored in our bins are able to maintain their vitamin value until the spring. Among them are two products - carrots and pumpkin. A significant amount of vitamin A, which depends largely on the condition of skin and hair safely survive in these wonderful vegetables to the heat. So, eating salads of carrots and pumpkins, freshly squeezed juices, we are strengthening the immune system and maintain the beauty of skin and hair. Moreover, it is best to use carrots and pumpkin with cream or butter, because vitamin A is better absorbed by the body.
Movement banish "spring depression" and the extra weight
Maybe winter is not passed to you completely and awarded overweight, it happens quite often. If this happens, in any case, do not experiment with food, especially with the radical diets. Such diets may exacerbate the spring stress and lead to an aggravation of many chronic diseases. Food should be varied, portions are small, fractional power. Simply add your menu, the optimum amount of exercise and the summer be sure to leave extra weight. In the spring, unlike the fall, do not take care of yourself too, providing a "gentle treatment": on the contrary, give yourself adequate load - jogging or walking in the morning, biking, swimming pool possible ...
If a swimming pool is no time, desire, opportunity, go home akvatreningom. This is a great tonic and tempering procedures. It will make you invulnerable to viruses, helps burn excess calories and, most importantly, will work the muscles suffering in this time of forced inactivity.
Dissolve in warm water a handful of sea salt. Folded under his head in a towel several times and then slowly follow a few simple exercises.
• To start the "scissors" - raise your legs 20-30 cm from the bottom and then crossed them, then dilute to the side (3-4).
• Next, lie on your side and lift straight leg as high as possible (3-5 times on each side).
• Turn on your stomach and leaning on the edge, gently Understand feet several times in succession.
• Sitting in the bath straight and leaning on hands, lift the body up from the bottom of the bath, and then return to starting position.
Pay procedure akvatreninga 15-20 minutes 3-4 times a week - and next month will notice a positive result.
Reset the tension and the weight of negative emotions, do not succumb to seasonal depression will help some simple
• Place the fingers of both hands on his forehead, and gently massage it in a circular motion from the center to the temples along the hairline. Gently go over the face, without stretching the skin, paying particular attention to areas of the jaws and temples.
• Walk your fingertips from front to back, and then from the nape to the crown.
• Tilt your head forward, put his fingertips on the neck on both sides of the spine. Keep your fingers along the neck to the shoulders and back, making a vigorous small circular movements.
• Move from the base of the neck to the shoulders, kneading and rubbing in a circular motion.
Well, still a very important aspect of the fight with the spring depression - by all means to maintain a positive mood. May your day be filled with interesting things for you - meeting with friends, books, films, exhibitions, good music, traveling and new experiences - all this will help restore and maintain good spirits. On the "spring depression" is simply not enough time!