Eat your Spinach
BEAT COLD WEATHER BLUES. STOCK UP ON THESE BRIGHT STARS THAT COME LOADED WITH NUTRIENTS AND HELP WARD OFF INFECTIONS.
When the temperature outside drops, our appetite soars. The metabolism tends to slow down and hence we need extra calories to boost our immunity levels. It is important to nourish and augment the natural defence mechanism during winter to fight against common infections. The season boasts some healthy, wholesome foods you should include in your diet and should definitely be eating. 1 Carrots
Known to have the maximum amount of carotene amongst all fruits and vegetables, carrots are an excellent source for vitamin B,C,D, E, and K; they are rich in fibre and can be eaten in both raw and cooked form. This root vegetable contains antioxidants and can be included in a salad, as an ingredient in a soup, or as a side dish, grilled, boiled or steamed.
Good for Beautiful skin and prevention of cancer 2 Turnips
Only found in the winter season, turnip is a root vegetable rich in fibre, folic acid, vitamins, calcium, and minerals. Turnips are loaded with calcium and potassium.
Good for Healthy bone growth and maintenance 3 Oranges Oranges are perhaps the quickest source of energy; this low-in calories fruit is full of soluble fibre and contains vitamin C. Good for Lowering cholesterol levels 4 Apples Huge amounts of phytonutrients, antioxidants and flavonoids make apples a miracle food. Good for Reducing the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart diseases 5 Mustard leaves
Low in calories, mustard leaves contain several vital antioxidants, carotenes, vitamins and minerals which are needed during the winter.
Good for Prevention of osteoporosis and anaemia 6 Spinach An excellent source of iron, spinach contains flavonoids and carotenoids which are antioxidants. Spinach leaves are low in fat and rich in vitamin A,C, K, and omega-3 fatty acids. Good for Restoring energy 7 Peas
These tiny green balls are a storehouse of vitamin K and dietary fibre and contain essential B-complex vitamins.
Good for The vegetable’s anti-inflammatory properties prevent wrinkles, alzheimer’s and arthritis 8 Radishes Slightly pungent in taste, this winter crop is a powerful detoxifier. Radishes are a great source of potassium, folic acid and ascorbic acid. Good for Weight loss and in reducing blood pressure 9 Fenugreek leaves
Commonly known as methi, fenugreek leaves have a strong balancing effect on blood lipid levels. Like most other spices, it is often added to potatoes, chicken and cottage cheese.
Good for Lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels 10 Beets Although beets have the highest sugar content of all vegetables, one can not only savour their sweet taste but also enjoy the goodness of nutrients. Good for Preventing heart and liver diseases