With spring’s arrival, many people are on a diet to lose the weight gained in the winter season. Anadolu Health Center Nutrition and Diet Specialist Tuba Örnek said, “In the winter season, more sedentary time is spent at home, and high-calorie snacks could be consumed, which causes weight gain. Increased physical activity in the spring and summer periods supports weight loss.
Emphasizing the importance of drinking at least 2 litres of water daily for a healthy life, Tuba Örnek said, “You should avoid acidic drinks with high sugar content to quench your thirst. Unsweetened lemonade, compotes, plain mineral water or mineral water naturally sweetened with fresh fruit juices, freshly squeezed fruit or vegetable juices, and Ayran can be healthier alternatives. You should avoid oily, creamy, excessively sauced, fried, sugary or overly salty foods, processed meats such as sausage, ready-to-eat foods, and pastries.”
Consume vegetables and fruits with their pulp
Stating that water loss in the body is higher due to sweating in hot weather, Tuba Örnek emphasized that consuming vegetables and fruits with pulp is more beneficial than squeezing their juices.
Avoid foods made with refined white flour
Pastries made with simple sugar and refined white flour make us feel hungry quickly and should be removed from our lives. Instead, foods that keep you full longer and help burn fat should be preferred.
Green tea relieves oedema
Stating that green tea is a powerful antioxidant, metabolism-accelerator and oedema-reducer, Tuba Örnek also added, “You can add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and consume it before meals.”