Every day the body is exposed to many bacteria, viruses and fungal microorganisms. It can also be attacked by various types of insects every day. Nothing, however, threatens it with such a large, and even catastrophic, degree as cold weather, and nothing can destroy it in such a short time. The harmful effects of low temperatures are manifested outside as well as inside. External action affects the skin, hair and nails and is the result of frostbite, excessive skin dryness or scaling. Long-term effects of cold weather do not allow to maintain good condition of hair and nails – they are brittle, bifurcated and dry. The situation is similar in the interior, as a result of cold weather, the body still struggles for survival, does not allow it to freeze, so it produces heat, uses energy and burns calories. Exhaustion of the organism results in slowing down of changes occurring in it, impairment of internal organs as well as permanent structural changes. Cold weather, however, is not the final sentence and can be protected in a comprehensive manner. The best form of “spreading the protective umbrella” is supplementation.
Dietary supplements are a foundation in the prevention and treatment of all injuries, allergies and diseases. Thanks to supplementation, we replenish deficiencies, build a strong and stable immune system, that is, create good immunity, protect internal organs, improve metabolism and other important changes, and stabilize the functioning of the kidneys, pancreas, liver, heart and brain. Most importantly, however, we prevent cold, and hence – pain, cramps, injuries, and even tissue necrosis. We cannot underestimate the fact that frost affecting our skin, tissues, tendons and muscles can lead to permanent damage, breakage or tissue necrosis that result in amputation. The best form of supplementation, in order to prevent the emergence of disease or infection, will be vitamins and minerals. Vitamin A, E, D, C, B vitamins, as well as chlorine, magnesium, zinc, iron, and potassium – will make sure that both cold weather and other weather conditions will be terrible for us and we will survive them without unnecessary discomfort.
Diet is the basis of life, because we cannot survive without food. A human, however, is not self-sufficient to such a large extent. The way of eating during cold weather is different from how we do it in summer or spring for several reasons. First of all – in the period of a much lower temperature, we need more calories in order to produce the energy needed to warm the body. Secondly – the composition, structure and type of consumed products have a different consistency and temperature. It’s worth choosing healthy high-energy fats that will not be deposited in the form of harmful cholesterol, namely: avocados, seeds, nuts, oil and coconut butter, olive oil, and cashew butter. In addition, it’s recommended to eat nutritious vegetables and fruit, preferably in the form of hot, warming soups, as well as meat with a high content of full-blown (in terms of nutritional properties) protein. The basic activity regarding the diet is to provide the body with the best quality proteins, carbohydrates and fats, for example in the form of protein, protein-vitamin or vitamin-protein-carbohydrate nutrients. You also cannot forget about consuming the right amount of fluids, this is very important, because otherwise we are threatened with hypothermia and even freezing. The minimum amount of heated or hot liquids should be at least 3 litres each day, only this will protect us from harmful and very dangerous dehydration.