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FOOD HEALTH

Most Effective Winter Food – A Bliss For Whole Year

With onset of winters, our body experiences a lot of changes in terms of our habits, eating preferences, body metabolism and food choices. During these months people prefer to stay indoors to keep themselves warm and protected from the cold weather. A sudden drop of temperature, low immunity is the reason our bodies have to work overtime to keep our internal temperatures up. What if we had some effective winter food to our rescue.

Who wants to get succumb to diseases like Viral flu. Cough, wheezing, common cold, respiratory infections and headaches that are common issues found in many during this time.

So is there something called winter food to help you out? Winter has its flip side also that is more pleasant and healthy than the other. It’s the season of many fresh and nutritious foods that makes our diet more interesting, healthy and helpful. Winters give you the comfort of eating variety and tasty food. There are a plenty of amazing foods that are not only healthy during winters but also has a prolonged advantage for long time.

 

These are some most effective winter food. Have them now to be healthy all through year!

Red Cabbage

red cabbage
Red Cabbage

Red cabbage is full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and anthocyanin. It is significantly a nutritious vegetable that can be eaten in salads and other forms.

 

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Red Cabbage as Salad

 

smoothie
Red Cabbage + Raspberry = Lots of Vitamins 🙂

Red Cabbage Nutritional Value

(per 100g)

Energy                                29kcal

Carbohydrates                  6.94g

Fat                                       0.09g

Protein                                1.51g

Vitamins                             Vitamin A, Folate, Vitamin C, Vitamin K

Minerals                             Potassium 262mg

 



Pears

pears
Pears

Pears are high in soluble fibers, surfaces the intestinal linings so that the body absorbs lesser cholesterol and also reduces the level of cholesterol that the liver produces.

And how far one can go experimenting nutrition with flavours? Innovative pear dishes…
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Deep Red Filling is Pears poached in Red Wine @amanda

 

pear burger
Pear in Burger! .. Really? WoW!!! @genkigirl   

Pears Nutritional Value

(per 100g)

Energy                                57kcal

Carbohydrates                  15.23g

Fat                                       0.14g

Protein                                0.36g

Vitamins                             B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, Folate, Choline, Vitamin C, E, K

Minerals                             Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus,                                                         Potassium, Sodium, Zinc

+ Water                              84g

 



Kale

kale

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Kale is full of almost everything from iron, to vitamin K and omega 3 fatty acids. It falls in the category of super food with numerous nutritional benefits. It is also high in fiber and low in calorie and are high in antioxidants and calcium.

Naa You can’t be so fussy in eating some really good food, especially when the fun begins. Won’t you try your own way to go delicious?
kale smoothie
1 small apple cubed+1 mandarin + 1 big ripe banana + 2 big handful of kale + 7g ginger + 1tsp psyllium husk + 1/8 ripe avocado + 1tbsp almond butter + 120ml almond milk and Maple syrup to sweeten                                  @anna
kale pizza
Kale on Pizza… Not Bad!!! @hanna

Kale Nutritional Value

(per 100g)

Energy                                49kcal

Carbohydrates                  8.8g

Fat                                       0.9g

Protein                                4.3g

Vitamins                             A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, Folate, Choline, Vitamin C, E, K

Minerals                             Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus,                                                         Potassium, Sodium, Selenium, Zinc

+ Water                              84g

 



Apples

 

Apples

Apples are however available throughout the year, but is primarily a winter fruit that you can enjoy at its natural form only during this season. Filled with various vitamins and minerals and rich in antioxidants that enhances the metabolic rate and immunity.

We do know many ways to go experimenting with apples and relishing this juicy fruit. Take a look at some more

Whipped Apple
Honey Crisp Apples cut + Butter + Cinnamon + Light brown Sugar + panko Bread Crumbs                  @britty

Apple Nutritional Value

(per 100g)

Energy                                52kcal

Carbohydrates                  13.81g

Fat                                       0.17g

Protein                                0.26g

Vitamins                             A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, Folate, Vitamin C, E, K

Minerals                             Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus,                                                         Potassium, Sodium, Zinc

+ Water                              85.56g

Fluoride                             3.3micrograms



 

Grapefruit

grapefruit

Grapefruit is rich in vitamin C, A, B5, potassium, fiber and folate helps in detoxifying the body of carcinogens and repair the DNA. Limonoids found in grapefruit helps in fighting lung, breast, skin, colon, and mouth and stomach cancers.

Eating grapefruit raw is divine. Go little further and just get lost in it!
grapefruit
A smoothie loaded with blissful fruits. Grapefruit making it juicier!                 @arti

How is Grapefruit good for you?

Grapefruit Nutritional Value

(per 100g)

Energy                                33kcal

Carbohydrates                  8.41g

Fat                                       0.10g

Protein                                0.8g

Vitamins                             B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, Folate, Choline, Vitamin C, E

Minerals                             Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus,                                                         Potassium, Zinc

+ Water                              90.48g

 

Having these some of the many winter foods not only helps in fighting cold and other winter ailments, but also makes your winter diets more palatable and varied. The benefits of these winter foods are not only restricted to the colder months, but also goes on to give you a healthy living throughout.

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Sheela Seharawat
Dietitian Sheela Seharawat. She is one of the youngest successful entrepreneur of India and founder & chief mentor of Diet Clinic Health Care Pvt Ltd
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