Although winter does not bring as much a variety of fruits and vegetables as summer; some winter foods can surprise you with a bunch of magnificent benefits. Today we get you starting with a few of these winter foods that you should include in your diet this season.
Winter Foods To Include In Your Diet:
Stock up on vitamin C!
Oranges, tangerines, and strawberries are rich in vitamin C. Citrus fruits are also rich sources of flavonoids. The predominant flavonoid in these fruits—hesperidin—is credited with boosting the “good” HDL cholesterol and lowering the “bad” LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.
Pomegranates are full of antioxidants, help lower your ‘bad’ cholesterol levels, and improves blood flow to the heart in people with heart problems. A cup of Pomegranate juice a day can reap you a ton of health benefits.
It is true what our mothers keep repeating about the traditional Egyptian recipe for lentil soup. This delicious dish with all the vegetables which are a great vitamin source, the protein from the lentils, and maybe even with the addition of the vermicelli is a great way to stay warm. It is also loaded with nutrients and carbs that will keep you energized and warm.
Potatoes may be a bit scary for those trying to lose weight, but these starchy root vegetables actually contain several beneficial nutrients. They are an excellent source of two immunity boosters—vitamins C and B6, delivering 25% and 29% of your daily needs per medium potato, respectively. Potatoes are also a good source of folate, which is particularly important for women.