Foods to keep you healthy during the winter
5th October 2016
The sunny days are leaving and it is undeniable that winter has started to sink its cold teeth in.
After a gorgeous summer people often forget the importance of keeping warm and eating well during the cold months.
So, with our expertise on kitchens and all things culinary, we have decided to provide you with some healthy winter eating. Something to keep you full, warm and comfortable during the chill.
Its more than likely that you’ve tasted pomegranate as a form of juice, and there’s good reason for that. Pomegranates are rich in antioxidants and potassium, providing great health benefits for your heart (even more than any other fruit juice).
In fact, it’s been discovered that just a cup a day could reap incredible results such as improving blood flow and helping lower cholesterol.
Research shows that pomegranates can also protect against many issues such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and dental plague.
Dark Leafy Greens
These unassuming greens which include Kale, collards and chard, thrive within the colder months whilst most other vegetation deteriorates.
Mysteriously, these little miracles are incredibly rich in vitamins A, C and K, which help the body in various ways. They can also attribute to lowered amounts of cholesterol as well as helping fuel your body.
These little beauties are also said to help prevent common eye diseases, such as cataracts and muscular degeneration, helping you to see clearly way into the future.
There are many common citrus fruits, including lemons, oranges and grapefruit. These juicy treats can be very beneficial for your health. (And not just for stopping scurvy!)
These fruits are in fact the juiciest during the dreary winter and are absolutely loaded with vitamin C- A single orange can provide 100% of your daily dose. There’s is also evidence that they can help prevent weight gain and protect against many health related issues such as stroke and cancer.
Bursting with flavour and packed with goodness, what’s not to love?
People often mistakenly ignore potatoes due to their status as a “white starch”, the same category as other foods such as white rice and bread. Although, unlike its counterparts, potatoes are full of natural health benefits.
Potatoes are a fantastic source of two strong immunity boosters- vitamins B6 and C, giving you 29% and 25% of your daily needs per medium sized potato, not too shabby!
Got some purple potatoes on you? Then luck is on your side as these are rich in anthocyanins. These antioxidants provide a whole plethora of health benefits from quelling inflammation to helping prevent cancer.
Winter squash deserves its name due to it being one of the very best foods to keep you healthy during the cold months.
Squash aren’t just packed full of antioxidants. They can also provide blood sugar regulation with anti-inflammatory benefits. In addition they are also primarily cooked into a hot meal, essential to keeping you cosy and warm.
The seeds prevalent in these veg can also provide a lovely snack, much like pumpkin seeds. They can roasted and enjoyed entirely separate from the main bulk of the squash.