Nutritionist, endocrinologist of the highest category and expert on Herbalife Alla Shilina, explained which products should complement the diet in winter.


Rosehip is rich in many nutrients that our body needs daily. The dogrose contains vitamins C, B, K, E and P as well as chromium, magnesium, calcium and potassium.


The main value of persimmon is that it is most useful in the cold season when most berries and fruits that have been removed or grown under greenhouse conditions have no real use. Persimmon contains glucose, sucrose, iodine, magnesium, sodium, calcium, manganese, iron. Vitamin A is contained in large quantities in persimmon, which contributes to the prevention of cancer. Vitamin P, which reduces the fragility of the blood vessels; Vitamin C (berry 53%), which has a toning effect. It contains a lot of pectin, which is useful for the digestive system, and is therefore an important part of many diets that occur in indigestion.


One of the most useful citrus fruits has antimicrobial effects and improves metabolism. Grapefruit has fat-burning properties thanks to naringin (bitter substance in the white partitions of this fruit). By the amount of vitamin C Grapefruit corresponds to an orange: A fruit contains 50% of the daily intake. Therefore, it helps to cope with colds and to keep the skin radiant.


It helps to remove the “bad” cholesterol from the body which keeps the vessels longer and of higher quality; Protects the cells from aggressors and negative influences by the large amount of vitamin “E”; It will help to improve the circulation of the brain and the memory of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Helps in the normalization of heart work due to the high potassium content; Lowers the blood pressure; Improves the blood composition through vitamin B2, copper and iron; Increases the overall tone and ability to work; It has a strong antioxidant effect; Increases body resistance;

Dried fruit

Previously, it was not possible to get fresh vegetables and fruits in winter. Therefore every housewife since summer tried to dry as many berries, fruits and vegetables as possible. Almost all useful substances are stored in them and, moreover, they become more concentrated during drying. Dried fruits, especially dried apricots, figs and plums, are indispensable for digestion. In addition, all dried fruits are rich in minerals, vitamins and fiber.


Thanks to fiber and organic acids, beets stimulate the intestines and cleanse them from harmful bacteria. It contributes to the release of the liver from the fat, improves the condition of the blood vessels and is useful for the formation of blood. It is important that the beneficial properties of beets are only partially destroyed by the heat treatment.

Leafy vegetables

Cabbage, spinach, arugula, lettuce and other leafy vegetables have become indispensable in nutrition. Its dark green color indicates a high content of valuable substances especially chlorophyll, which lowers the level of inflammation in the body and removes toxins. Leafy vegetables are rich in vitamins A, C, B and K, potassium, magnesium, folic acid and fiber. In order to maintain the immunity in the winter, it is necessary to eat two servings of leafy vegetables per day.


In winter, almost everyone in the middle and northern latitudes we live in suffers from vitamin D deficiency because of the lack of sunlight. This leads to weakened immunity, an increased risk of heart disease and bone fragility. The most useful fish species are salmon (salmon, trout, mate, pink salmon, salmon), cod (cod, hake, pollock, haddock, burbot), perch (mackerel, nototeniya, mackerel, tuna) and herring (sardine, herring). In addition to vitamin D, they contain a lot of omega-3 fatty acids and protein.


The caviar of sea fish contents essential omega-3 acids. At the same time, not only the “noble” salmon caviar is useful.Among the leading suppliers of omega-3 fatty acids, there are cheaper hake caviar and Pinagora. Cuttlefish, octopus, mackerel and herring caviar are some of the best. In addition to omega-3 in the composition of the caviar, up to 30% of the protein is derived from protein needed for the synthesis of collagen (and thus for the beauty and youthful skin) and the proper functioning of all organs of our body.

Whole grain products

Whole, unprocessed grains are a rich source of complex carbohydrates. They are necessary for normal metabolism. When simple carbohydrates (such as sweet or flour) are quickly converted into body fat, complex carbohydrates become more complex

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