How to restore your energy at the end of winter

One of the principles of Tibetan medicine says: the culprits of diseases are your behavior and food, writes Elle.

People and circumstances are different, but the Tibetan texts describe as many as possible. According to them, in order to restore nutrition, you need to take into account everything: the place, your gender, the season, your age and other circumstances. What are the ins and outs of the Tibetan diet to restore energy?

You might not have thought about it, but it turns out that portions are different in areas with high humidity and those with hot, dry climates. This means that those who live in the first areas should eat “hot” foods, and those in the second – avoid them.

Adolescents up to 17 and people around 70 should eat “warm” foods because these two age groups are “cold” in nature. This means that there is not enough heat in their bodies compared to people of other ages. One of the mandatory “warm” foods, for example, is ginger. This spice, according to Tibetans, brings equilibrium and balance to the body of the younger. Elderly people should include nutmeg in their menu – a spicy spice that ensures good sleep and good work of the heart.

In winter, the body produces less heat. For this purpose, our body needs to eat more and better, with nutritious products. Unlike Western nutritionists, Tibetan doctors believe that dinner should be nutritious and warming! If the dinner is not filling enough, the stomach will grind in vain for a longer time, because the nights in winter are longer, and this will take away the body’s heat. It actually drains his energy as well.

What flavor should you choose in winter?

According to Tibetans, cold weather predisposes to eating salty, sour and sweet foods. Foods with an astringent taste should be avoided. Eat “warm” fruits: pineapples, peaches, apples. Reduce the “cold” ones like grapes, bananas, watermelon. Leave the zucchini for the summer, and all the other vegetables for the winter.

Meat in winter is good to be poultry, beef and fish, and try to avoid pork.

In fact, restoring strength after winter does not require special efforts, but the exact knowledge of what to eat.

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