Avitaminosis in the big city: how to help the body in spring

In the spring, urban res­i­dents not only expe­ri­ence per­ma­nent fatigue, drowsi­ness, and observe a dete­ri­o­ra­tion in their appear­ance, but are also more prone to sea­son­al depres­sion. All these are the con­se­quences of a lack of vit­a­mins in the body — hypovi­t­a­minosis, which began in the win­ter.


Thus, the con­tent of vit­a­min D in the body of a Ukrain­ian is on aver­age 2 times low­er than that of a res­i­dent of neigh­bor­ing Euro­pean coun­tries, and in win­ter this fig­ure is even half as much as in sum­mer.

With prop­er nutri­tion, lack of stress and good ecol­o­gy, the resource of the human body is designed for 130 years of qual­i­ty life. Sci­en­tists have deter­mined that most cen­te­nar­i­ans live in Italy and Japan, and, first of all, this is due to nutri­tion.

Larisa Boychenko

Lar­isa Boy­chenko, gas­troen­terol­o­gist, nutri­tion­ist:

“Why do we suf­fer from hypovi­t­a­minosis? Because in win­ter we are lim­it­ed to sea­son­al prod­ucts and eat lit­tle fruits, veg­eta­bles and greens. But it is fresh plant prod­ucts that are a com­plete source of vit­a­mins and min­er­als.

In order to get enough of them, you need to eat veg­eta­bles, fruits, herbs and grain prod­ucts 4 times a day. For exam­ple, in the morn­ing it is whole grain por­ridge with veg­etable or fruit sal­ad, sec­ond break­fast is fruit, lunch is a sal­ad of raw veg­eta­bles, and for din­ner, ther­mal­ly processed veg­eta­bles. If you eat veg­eta­bles and fruits in this mode, this is quite enough to main­tain a vit­a­min bal­ance in a big city. Here fresh­ly squeezed juices come to our aid, because they are a con­cen­trate of every­thing that needs to be eat­en.

Fresh­ly squeezed juices are food, not drink. If the juice is from veg­eta­bles, then con­sid­er it a veg­etable sal­ad and com­bine it with meat, fish, por­ridge, if the juice is from fruits, then it should be drunk sep­a­rate­ly from oth­er dish­es. The only pos­si­ble neigh­bor is a fer­ment­ed milk prod­uct in a small amount. The dose of juice is indi­vid­ual for each per­son and depends on height and weight. If, for exam­ple, you eat por­ridge for break­fast, then the por­tion of juice may be small­er than usu­al so that the total amount of food does not exceed 300–400 ml. For a sec­ond break­fast, you can afford a full por­tion of juice.

pomegranate juice: benefits and harms - photo


Remem­ber that vit­a­mins from juice are not always absorbed by the body in full. This is hin­dered by com­peti­tors — heavy met­als that we inhale every day, free rad­i­cals that “give” us elec­tron­ic gad­gets. Keep in mind that the body absorbs vit­a­mins and microele­ments only from local veg­eta­bles and fruits that are typ­i­cal for the region where a per­son lives. Get­ting used to exot­ic foods and the abil­i­ty to absorb nutri­ents from them occurs after six months of reg­u­lar use (2 times a week).

With a suf­fi­cient amount of vit­a­mins and min­er­als in the diet, the lev­el of human health increas­es by an order of mag­ni­tude. Be sure to lis­ten to your­self and the body will respond to you with good health, vivac­i­ty and ener­gy.

To make the fight against hypovi­t­a­minosis com­plete and not a has­sle, res­i­dents of big cities can­not do with­out Philips inno­v­a­tive solu­tions for juic­ing — the HR1895 auger juicer and the HR 1922 juicer.

fresh juices

Thanks to the HR1895 auger juicer, you can make fresh juice from soft fruits, berries, herbs and even nuts. Extrac­tion of juice from the ingre­di­ents occurs by squeez­ing the fruit, so the juice con­tains a max­i­mum of nutri­ents. The com­pact size of the device — 112 mm, will sig­nif­i­cant­ly save space in the kitchen.

It is now pos­si­ble to adjust the con­sis­ten­cy of the juice your­self — trans­par­ent with a low fiber con­tent or thick­er with a high one — now it is pos­si­ble in the HR 1922 juicer with Fiber­Boost tech­nol­o­gy. All you need to do is select the desired amount of pulp before cook­ing. The new Quick­Clean and Pre­Clean tech­nolo­gies make it easy to clean the appli­ance, and the pol­ished sieve allows you to remove the pulp with a reg­u­lar sponge.

Take a course on vit­a­miniza­tion and be healthy!

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