Let's find out all the tips from the experts to stay fit even at Christmas
We are in the middle of the holidays, and the set table is a temptation that is really difficult to resist. But it is impossible not to think with a hint of fear at the moment when, leaving the binges behind, we will have to confront the scales. So why not take every opportunity to adopt a diet that helps us keep weight under control?
Even during the Christmas period it is possible, with a little attention, to follow a healthy diet that allows us to lose weight, without having to give up the pleasures of the table. The choice is really wide, among foods that guarantee low calories and lots of nutrients important for well-being. Such as mussels: they are delicious and very versatile, lending themselves as an appetizer, as a condiment for a tasty first course or as a fish main course.
Mussels possess many essential nutrients, such as highly bioavailable proteins. Among them are essential amino acids, which perform important anticoagulant and antihypertensive functions. Additionally, as demonstrated in a review published in Food Chemistry, they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
These compounds have a strong anti-inflammatory action, contributing to the prevention and reduction of symptoms against autoimmune diseases. Omega-3s are also useful for the heart: they reduce the levels of triglycerides in the blood and contribute to the proper functioning of the cardiovascular system.
Of course, it is good to pay attention to the quality of the product and its freshness. Mussels are in fact possible vectors of food poisoning, which can cause symptoms that are quite serious. Better to favor consumption after careful cooking and avoid using it during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Have you ever heard of the oxygen diet? It is not a form of fasting, but a set of healthy habits that allow our body to oxygenate itself in the correct way, so as to reap the greatest benefits. Not everyone knows, in fact, that breathing helps you lose weight.
To explain it is prof. Pier Luigi Rossi, medical specialist in nutrition sciences and preventive medicine in Arezzo. Fat cells in the body can only burn in the presence of oxygen. Its deficiency, therefore, makes thermogenesis and, consequently, weight loss more difficult.
To fill up on oxygen, just take a few small steps like learning to breathe correctly and hydrate regularly. In our in-depth analysis we have also collected some food suggestions that allow us to bring more oxygen to our body.