5 Powerful Winter Super-Foods
Winters are beautiful for some but problematic for others. It is a natural phenomenon, so we cannot change it but embrace it in a few healthy ways. Some winters are about traveling and eating, but others are the sniffles, the flu, and other diseases. Just by making small changes to your diet, you can see a difference. Here are five foods that you should in your diet:
Turmeric: Turmeric is not just a spice used extensively in Indian cuisine. It is a wonder spice, a super food. Especially in winters, you can have some turmeric mixed with milk before going to sleep. It will help you get rid of cough and cold, boost your immunity, reduce inflammation, and keep you warm.
Sweet potatoes: In winters, you can spot sweet potatoes everywhere. Sweet potatoes are an inexpensive food item to gorge on. Sweet potatoes are good sources of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin D, and potassium. It can relieve constipation that is common in winter and improve your immunity. Keep the winter blues away and also reduces heat inside the body.
Green vegetables: Green vegetables are a must-have during winters in India. Stock up on spinach, broccoli, green beans, carrots, and Vitamin C rich foods. Add them to salads, have a green smoothie, make a gravy, or stuff them in your sandwich.
Dry fruits: The most significant need in winter is to build immunity. They generate heat in your body and are rich in nutrients. Our human skin often becomes dry in winters, so eating dry fruits provides the required things to prevent your skin from becoming dry. Instead of eating fried foods that will mess with your digestion, eat dry fruits either as a snack or include it in your food preparation.
Ginger: Ginger has long been used in food for its remarkable medicinal properties. In winter’s morning, you can boil water with ginger, basil leaves, mint leaves and then add a spoon of honey daily for relief from cough and cold and better digestion.