The nutritionist explained why it is easier to gain weight in winter

In winter, people can gain weight more easily because the complex carbohydrates of vegetables and fruits, which are reduced for seasonal reasons, are replaced by other easily digestible simple carbohydrates. About it "Gazete.Ru" said Alexandra Surzhik, Candidate of Medical Sciences, member of the Russian Union of Nutritionists, Dietitians and Food Industry Specialists, functional nutrition expert at the Federal Scientific Center for Food Systems of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The specialist said that most often in winter, people replace complex carbohydrates with simple, as well as fatty foods, and do not notice that they are eating a large amount of food. Another reason for gaining weight Surzhik called little activity in the winter.

The expert noted that in order to prevent weight gain, it is necessary to avoid such changes in your life and continue to move more. She also advised to eat 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day in winter.

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