Food

Must Eat Foods In Winter

Food is essential for our bodies to function properly and to maintain optimal health. Winter requires more energy to stay warm and more nutrients to boost metabolism.

Our bodies work harder in winter to keep us warm. Nutrient-rich foods are therefore a must when the cold breeze comes knocking at our doors. Winters also bring about a shift in taste preferences. We crave hot and spicy foods, but we also want sweet and savoury things. We need to be more mindful of our health so we can not only maintain our weight, but also our immunity and health, especially during the flu season. Keep the gajarhalwas and besanladoos at a minimum, however tempting they might be. Consider eating nutrient-rich foods to improve your health.

 These superfoods can help you stay warm and provide the nutrients your body needs during winter.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are low in calories but high in nutrients. They are must-have this winter. Sweet potatoes have a higher sugar content than regular potatoes, but they are still very nutritious. These potatoes are rich in fiber, vitamin B, potassium, and other nutrients. Regular sweet potato consumption can reduce stomach issues and improve immunity.

Turnip and its Leaves

The starchy vegetable is a great source of antioxidants that is well known for reducing the risk of developing malignant diseases. It’s rich in vitamin H; and its leaves contain a lot of vitamin A. Turnip and its leaves can help improve your overall cardiovascular health, as well as strengthen your bones and digestive system.

Dates

Dates have a lower fat content, which helps you keep your weight under control. These are rich in nutrients and essential for gym goers. Your body will stay warm in winter if you consume dates regularly.

 Walnuts and almonds

In winter, almonds and walnuts are good options. They are good for the nervous system and insulin sensitivity. You don’t have to eat them by themselves! Add them to dishes or have them with apricots.

 Ragi

Vegans can get their calcium if they add ragi to their diet. Ragi is also known to help control anaemia and diabetes. It has been shown to be helpful in conditions such as insomnia, anxiety, and depression.

 Bajra

This cute little millet variety has high fat and is rich in fiber. Its high iron content is a key component in curing anaemia. Millet, if consumed regularly, can strengthen your bones. Great for winters!

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