March 24, 2017, 4:47 p.m
Fasting people need to know what foods must be present in their diet so that the body is not stressed by severe food restrictions. On the table of a fasting person, there should be food rich in vitamins and microelements, which are urgently needed by the body during this period.
In your diet during fasting should be a lot of different vegetables. It is especially good to include eggplants in your diet, which are rich in fiber and B vitamins, as well as bell peppers, rich in vitamin C. Vegetables are perfectly digested and saturate the body with useful elements in combination with cereals.
Beans, lentils and peas compensate the body for the lack of animal proteins and are an excellent conductor of iron in the body. It is not worth getting carried away with legumes only for people with gastrointestinal diseases — for example, gastritis and peptic ulcer.
This product can perfectly replace meat: the proteins contained in mushrooms perfectly fill the body’s need for meat. You should include mushroom dishes in your diet no more than twice a week, because. this product is hard to digest.
Cereal food must be present on the table during fasting. Eat muesli and cereals cooked in water (preferably whole grains). To diversify the taste and range of cereal dishes, you can supplement them with nuts, dried apricots, raisins and fresh fruits. Include wholemeal bread in your lenten menu.
These foods are a rich source of minerals and vitamins. In addition to the fact that dried apricots, raisins, prunes, figs and dates can act as an independent dessert, dried fruits are also a wonderful addition to cereals, muesli or pies.
Nuts contain a large number of useful trace elements. To maintain vital activity, the body needs 30 g of nuts per day. It is also good to add almond milk as an additive to cereals.
Natural sugar will help to fill the body’s needs for sweets and enrich it with many necessary trace elements. In addition, honey boosts immunity, provides the body with energy and serves as a powerful antioxidant.
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