Top 5 Winter Foods

Top 5 Winter Foods

Winter is a reminder of the holiday cheer, joy of Christmas, a much deserved break and snow. But along with it comes a drastic change in the weather, a chill in the air and of course a change in our body metabolism. The human body adapts to seasonal changes and also reacts in certain ways to each of these seasons. You feel hungry more often in winter than in summer. Coupled with parties and dinner invites, this is the perfect formula to weight gain. Hence, it is important to eat wise and be healthy. Read on to find out some of the best winter foods and also check out what not to eat this winter.

What to eat

1. Pomegranate

Chances are you’ve tasted pomegranates as part of juices. However, pomegranates are the perfect winter fruit as they are high in antioxidants and polyphenols, which are plant chemicals that fight inflammation. Eat it as a fruit or add to your cereal for some crunch, or if you prefer a more liquid diet then juice it up.

2. Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is rich in vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that may help ward off heart diseases and certain cancers. The most versatile of all winter squashes, it has a full bodied flavor. You can choose to either have it roasted, toasted, puréed or mashed. Its sweet nutty flavor makes it a perfect choice for muffins and pie. You can also season it with some nutmeg and cinnamon to enhance the taste.

3. Brussels Sprouts

You might be wondering, who wants to spoil the holiday cheer with this veggie, right? But it is the perfect choice due to its rich content of vitamin C. It is a powerful antioxidant and potential cold-fighter, especially when compared to most citrus fruits. Toss it in with olive oil and some sea salt and roast it till brown for that perfect crunch and bite.

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