Other than the skyrocketing changes made to our energy bill during winter, the chilly weather can also influence our eating habits and body. As our metabolism changes, and even our energy levels, we tend to reach for comfort foods rather than the nutritious choice.
Keeping our skin, mind, and body healthy is the way to go this winter! Here are some foods that you should try out during the cooler season:
Soup is one of the best winter foods, and it is so easy to make! Plus, it’s delicious and can be made differently every time. However, you should avoid salty and cream-based soups such as beef soup, chicken noodle soup and tomato soup. Steer towards soups with a water base and a mix of vegetables such as broth, lentil soup, chicken soup.
Here is a recipe to a Homemade Vegetable Soup click here
2- Cauliflower and Broccoli
Vegetables can add defence against winter sickness, especially broccoli and cauliflower. They are packed with plenty of Vitamin C, which enhances the immune system’s functions. In the chilly weather, it can be difficult to get your hand on fresh produce, however frozen vegetables in your supermarket contain the same nutritious benefits as the fresh ones
3- Start your Day with Porridge
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, as they all say! But it’s true, the secret to remaining energised until lunchtime is getting in a healthy breakfast, such as porridge. Be creative by adding toppings such as fresh berries, seeds, and nuts. Adding winter fruits such as dried or fresh dates and apples can increase the health benefits of this meal
4- Root Vegetables
Root vegetables such as carrots, turnips, and parsnips are typically more readily available if, other fresh vegetables are not. This is because they can withstand the colder weather. Consuming these vegetables as either boiled, raw, or roasted can boost Vitamins A and C, as well as beta-carotene which contains powerful antioxidant properties
5- Increase your intake of Cheese, Eggs, and Fish
These 3 foods are packed full of Vitamin B12, which boost the function of the immune system. These meals reduce fatigue and tiredness, which is great during the winter season.
6- Citrus Fruits
Fruits such as oranges, tangerine, grapefruit, and lemon are rich and full of Vitamin C. Therefore, they help strengthen our immune system and fight against possible infections. Our bodies don’t produce and store Vitamin C, hence why we need to consume this Vitamin. Add Citrus to your fish and meats, teas, and pastas!