Colder climates in winter best time for doing exercise and enjoy the flavorful fruit and healthy vegetables. Healthy eating means healthy living and especially important when our immunity becomes much weaken. Nurturing of the skin and hair essential too as winter could be harsh.
In this article, I have listed various foods which warm up the body in the cold season.
During winter, Sipping a glass of carrot juice in the morning or Salad is the best option to get healthful nutrients.
So Why this Juice is good? As it contains the all essential vitamins and mineral such as Vit.B6, Potassium, phosphorous to boost immunity. Also, the antioxidants present in the Juice prevent skin degradation and make your skin healthy and glowing. Importantly Beta carotene and Vit. A content improves the eyesight too.
Turkey is a tremendous food in winter. The high amount of protein makes you feel fuller for longer and increase the satiety. Also, maintain the lean muscle mass and beneficial for diabetics as stabilise the insulin level.
The Amino acid tryptophan present in turkey increases the level of serotonin hormone responsible for stabilising the mood, feeling of well being and happiness. As research suggests cold temperature itself cause depression too.
You can make Turkey soup, a turkey sandwich with whole-grain bread are the best food items in chilled season.
Potatoes are the great winter food as it is used in various warming recipes to beat the cold. Loaded with a good amount of Vitamins C and B6 immunity strengthening vitamins, folate and fibres.
Winter is the best season to have all types of fruits but especially citrus fruits. Citrus fruits include lemon, lime, grapes, pineapples, oranges etc are juicy, bright coloured fruits give a bunch of health benefits in chilled winter.
Mainly it strengthens the immune power to fight against cough and cold. Loaded with vitamin C, Fibre, potassium, folate which nourish skin and hair. Also the excellent for relieving other health issues such as kidney stones, heart health, constipation.
Dark leafy greens
Leafy green vegetables include spinach, Methi, Broccoli,cabbage, lettuce,kale are the best to consume in cold months as they are fresh and we can make it various ways in forms of salad or soup etc.
These vegetables offer numerous health benefits such as:
Rising the energy level as containing a decent amount of iron and thus build up the immune power too
The higher amount of vitamins and minerals improve the metabolism
Improve the eyesight as contain carotenoids like lutein and Zeaxanthin and avoid night blindness too.
A good amount of calcium increases bone density and make it stronger.
Veggies have many antioxidants, carotenoids and flavonoids helping in preventing cancer.
Nuts including peanuts,walnut, almond, pine nuts are good at health in winter.
Almond has a great number of minerals, amino acids, calcium which reduce the risk of cardiac problems and detoxify the lungs too.
Walnuts contain protein, fat, minerals, vitamins prevent the cell ageing,lower down the cholesterol. mainly beautify the skin and hair which require more attention in winter.
An egg is touted to be the nutritious food on the planet as containing a dense amount of nutrients. The best part of its providing various benefits mainly in winter as this is the most likely season to falling sick.
Following are some of the qualities which strengthen our body in winter:
Most of the people aware of the egg is the richest source of protein. Protein is the most important part for antibodies production and These fighters go on to fight against foreign invaders and prevent infections.
Also has a good amount of fat but don’t worry as containing good cholesterol (HDL). These fats keep your body warm, protect organs and support cell growth. So you can enjoy the plate of the omelette in the chill morning to heat the body.
Now if we talk about Vitamin D then many are deficient of it so complaining about bone pain. The sun plays the most important role to overcome the deficiency of it. Since the getting sun rays in winter is sparse therefore egg does its good by providing a high concentration of vitamin D.
Contain Zinc, a mineral which has the properties of reliving illnesses like cold and flu in winter.
Great amount Of Vitamin B6 and B12 to build up the immune system to fight off against infections.
Avocado is the comfort food in winter either it is smashed or sliced. Jam-packed with nutritional supplements including fibres, hearty fat, more than 20 minerals and vitamins. Therefore I must say Avocado is the unique blend of goodness for health and importantly when it is required to strengthen the immunity.
You can make it in different ways as following:
Make a pizza by adding lo amount of egg, bacon, roast tomatoes and smashed Avo.
For a flavourful treat, toss some chunks of avocados with warming Moroccan spices.
Also, bake it with some chicken and crispy potatoes and enjoy the dish in winter nights.
Eating legumes in winter is the best. Here is why to do so?
Promote weight loss as loaded with good content of fibres and proteins which make your body fuller for longer and thus reduce hunger. As we do feel little more hungry in winter than summer.
Improve Digestive health because of d offence amount of fibres which add bulk to the stool and relieves constipation.
Maintain the blood sugar level as Higher fibre content slow down the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream and effectively utilise the insulin.
Keep your heart healthy.
These bright Red beetroots not only add colour to your dish but help you remain healthy too.
Packed with beneficial phytochemicals and antioxidants which prevent the free radicals and slow down the ageing process. Its green leafy tops also have vitamin C, beta carotene, calcium and iron increase your haemoglobin level.
You can enjoy this bright in different variations like steamed, pickled, salad or soup.
These bright red seeds filled with antioxidants make your skin smooth and glowing during winter. Also, its anti-inflammatory properties block the enzymes responsible for joint pain and stiffness thus recommended for the person suffering from arthritis.
You can savour the glass of cocktails, juices, smoothies or salads of this tart fruit.
Exceptionally decent amount of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fibres, folate and potassium.
Vitamin C stimulates the collagen production thus benefits the dry and flaky winter skin. While Vitamin A content prevents Skin damage due to Sun Exposure.
You can try steamed or baked or delicious broccoli soup.
During Winter, Ginger tea is the best soothing and warming beverages to avoid cold and flu of course of its antibiotic characteristic. Another is anti-inflammatory property as cures the arthritic pain because joints usually get stiffened in winter months.
Other benefits are stabilised blood sugar, weight management,flawless skin.
As same as Ginger, Turmeric works as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory as boosting immunity and relieving joint pain respectively. Also,Improves the skin glow and elasticity too.
We can make a healthy drink as Turmeric milk for cough, cold and flu.