Spring beriberi: how to identify and remedy the lack of vitamins in the body

Every year in February, our body begins to feel the painful lack of vitamins. Condition it can last until April, if it is not corrected. How to Track a gipovitaminnoe condition and deal with it, said therapist, dietician Catherine Martovitskaya, according to health info with reference to TSN.

Status vitamin deficiency called hypovitaminosis. As a rule, people do not suffer from a lack of some vitamins (vitamin deficiency), and by their lack. Most often it occurs in the late winter and early spring, when there is no fresh fruit and vegetables, and vitamins in the products reduced. In addition to food consumed vitamin deficiency is the lack of sunlight, because sunlight the body produces vitamin D, as well as improving the absorption of B vitamins

How to Track a lack of vitamins?

Hypovitaminosis may manifest as weakness, dizziness, lack of sleep condition chronic. There is a decrease in visual perception, there may be muscle pain. In hypovitaminosis state weakens the body's resistance to respiratory diseases. If you notice in yourself described symptoms are likely to have vitamin deficiencies.

In late winter - early spring, people prone to anemia associated with iron deficiency may notice symptoms of this state of weakness, dizziness, malaise. To diagnose anemia, it is better to go to the doctor and to pass blood tests.

How to cope with gipovitaminnym state?

First, we should increase the intake of vitamins with food. Now there is no shortage of vegetables, fruits and herbs, as it was a couple of decades ago. Always available citrus, persimmons, apples, fresh greens. These products should be included daily in your diet. They are rich in vitamin C, which prevents the formation of inflammatory processes in the body. Select fruits with more saturated color, it most of the vitamin.

Fruits collected in the summer, for example, apples, lose vitamins by February-March. Therefore, it is desirable to include in the diet dried, which most vitamins at this time. Dried apricots, figs, raisins are full of vitamins and minerals in such a combination, which is well absorbed by our body.

It is important not to forget about such simple foods like porridge, which also contains a lot of vitamins. Buckwheat, lentils, bulgur, brown rice is rich in B vitamins and iron, which helps prevent anemia.

It is useful to consider a combination of vitamin products. In fruits and vegetables in addition to the water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins are present, which are absorbed in fatty environment: A, D, E and K. In order for them to digest food you need to add fat, the best - vegetable oils. For example, in order to out-carotene, which is found in carrots, vitamin A is synthesized and metabolized in the body, fresh carrot you can add a spoonful of olive oil.

To useful vitamins and minerals as possible to digest food should be balanced.

Do we need synthetic vitamins?

It is important to understand that vitamin complexes, which can be purchased in pharmacies, are only a food supplement, but can not fully replace all the nutrients derived from food. If you care about what we eat, the need for synthetic vitamins significantly reduced.

Synthetic vitamins are recommended when indicated. For example, if you are long or often sick, then your body needs quick recovery. It is advisable to consult a doctor, so he picked up the drugs individually. If you spend much time in the office, not only spend time in the fresh air, sleep a little, then you will approach products with complex group of vitamins in order to maintain the nervous system. If your body needs quick recovery after a long illness, the doctor may prescribe vitamin C individual drugs rather than as part of a multivitamin complex, where it is a small concentration.