Winter is Coming”. The coldest season of the year arrives, and brings all the cold breeze, dusty roads, hibernate mode with it. So, finally, winter is here with all those lazy days, dusty roads, hibernating mode and cold winds. But, winter is also considered to be the healthiest season as it gives us many fruits and vegetables to eat which are really good for our health and you can also easily digest your food.
TraBeauLi here brings you some food items, which one should eat in winter: –
This juicy ruby red fruit is very beneficial for anti-aging. It is a very good source of fibre. This medicinal fruit is useful for preventing heart disease, high BP and some cancer. It is a super nutritious food. Just have one fruit daily and you will notice the difference in just 15 days.
We always think potatoes make us fat. But it is a very good source of Vitamin B6, potassium, copper, phosphorus etc. Purple potato contains nutrients, which are helpful in Antioxidant. Potatoes contain fibre which helps lower the amount of cholesterol in the blood. Being the good source of folate, they are very important for women of childbearing age. It is the world’s fourth-largest food crop.
Also called us Indian gooseberry, this is the most effective fruit in slowing down the ageing process. It has got a lot of benefits, which includes curing sore throat, increasing eyesight, giving good hair, anti ageing boosts immunity etc. Actresses have started eating this fruit daily, which helps them in glowing skin. Both dried and fresh fruit can be eaten, as both are beneficial.
The sweet, pink tropical fruit can help chase away your winter blues. Rich in Vitamin A and C, it has extremely high levels of Antioxidant. As it is rich in Manganese, it helps our body to absorb other key nutrients from the food. It helps in Eye Health Improvement, regulates BP level, increases our immunity and also promotes fertility. It regulates our metabolism, which leads to weight loss. Besides its unique flavour, it also has numerous health benefits.
Many of us do not like this natural sweetener. But it is really beneficial as it is a source of antioxidant, which is good for anti aging. Its antimicrobial (help kill bacteria) property makes it healthy to eat in winter by avoiding fatigue and increasing the energy level.
6. Dark Leafy Vegetables:
These vegetables are most beneficial in winter. Dark leafy vegetables such as kale, chard and collards are rich in Vitamin A, C and K. They are an excellent source of folate important for women. Eat half a cup of Leafy vegetables daily; they will prevent you from the serious illness.
7. Meyer Lemon:
This is not a simple fruit. It is a cross between Lemon and Orange, which is a native fruit to China. This increases your metabolism, which will help you in reducing your weight. These trees are disease and insect resistant. Enriched with Vitamin C, they help us grow our immunity. Their Antioxidant property is believed to have a ton of health benefits.
The citrus species fruit Orange gives you all the vitamin C you need in one day. This sweet, juicy, delicious fruit is one healthy snack and has no fat or cholesterol. It is a hybrid between pomelo and mandarin. Its peel is also very useful, it acts as a slug repellent.
9. Sunflower seeds:
You all might be thinking how can one eat seeds. But, a sunflower seed is the fruit of sunflower, which is a very good source of copper and vitamin B1. It helps in preventing cardiovascular disease. With its antioxidant property, it helps prevent free radicals. A cup of sunflower seeds also called as “Surajmukhi ke beej” gives us up to 90% of Vitamin E.
Many people don’t eat Eggs, as they are vegetarians. But egg has got its own benefits. It is a very good source of high-quality protein. Enriched with Omega 3, this superfood is extremely nutritious. It raises good cholesterol, which lowers the risk of heart disease. It also provides us choline, which is used to build cell membranes.
Not everyone likes this fruit, but it contains enzymes, which helps in good digestion. It is high in fibre and water content, which avoids constipation that is why it is a fav. Fruit of old age people. Its antioxidant nutrients are helpful for anti-aging. It is also used in the preparation of dietary supplements and chewing gums.
12. Black-eyed peas:
It is said that eating this one New Year brings you good fortune. These lungs shaped peas are a good source of fibre, potassium, protein, and iron. They are also called as goat pea. They are available in three forms dried, frozen and canned and all of them are good for health. There low fat and low-calorie property make them good for weight loss.
We all are aware of this vegetable and its benefits also. This is the most common vegetable, which is used in all gravy related vegetables. The aroma of this vegetable is really irresistible when it is roasted; it adds a different flavour to the food. It is beneficial in Blood purifying, cold and flu, preventing heart disease etc.
14. Hot Chocolate:
This liquid is like the number one on every teenager’s list. It is also known as hot cocoa or drinking chocolate. Apart from its great taste, it also benefits our health by improving our blood flow, heart health and also lowering the blood pressure. It avoids clotting, by preventing platelets from mingling together.
Many of us do not like this fruit. It has got a very different and tangy taste. It is also called us Chinese gooseberry. This small fruit is packed with a lot of nutrition and health benefits. It contains vitamin C, K, E, Folate(good for women) and potassium. It helps treat Asthma.
P.S. the small seeds in kiwi are edible.
So enjoy this cold, chilling winter with the healthy food and make yourself fit and glowing.