Winter Foods that Keep you Healthy

winter foods

Chilly winter weather affects more than just your wardrobe. Your body also experiences changes in energy levels, metabolism and even food prefer. Winterizing your diet can be healthy — and even tasty — if you add a few favourite winter foods. Start with these.

Beets

winter foods

Beets are rich in nitrates, which means it enhances the blood circulation and has a positive impact on blood pressure. Beets also boost your endurance performance, athletes swear by that magical vegetable. The liver does the heavy work of cleaning your blood and detoxing your body. You may disburden its work with a daily serving of beets. Its nutrients strengthen your immune system, support brain and bone health.

Brussel Sprouts

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Brussels sprouts have a bad reputation and seem to come out only at Christmas and Thanksgiving. But they contain a lot of Vitamin C which is essential for normal growth and development. The nutrient keeps your immune system strong and helps maintain the health of your skin, teeth and gums.

Parsnip

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This root vegetable improves the digestive process and facilitates healthy movement of food through the digestive tract. Parsnips contain a high level of potassium which reduces blood pressure, as well as stress on the heart. It makes a huge impact on keeping cardiovascular system healthy.

Pomegranate

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It is among the healthiest fruits on earth. Pomegranate has potent anti-inflammatory properties, which are largely mediated by the antioxidant properties of the punicalagins. They are so useful in maintaining effective and healthy blood circulation. Pomegranates have been traditionally used for clearing up the skin as well as for the treatment of sore throats. Other health benefits include being a great cure for heart-related problems, stomach disorders, cancer, dental problems, osteoarthritis, anemia, and diabetes.

Leek

winter foods

It contains the most important minerals needed by the nervous system which are the magnesium, phosphorus and folate. It is concentrated with fiber which is a very vital mineral to regulate digestion. It has been proved that this vegetable is infused with anti-inflammatory and anti-septic properties that are able to fight off inflammation diseases such as arthritis, gout as well as diabetes and obesity. Leeks contain also a type of flavanoid called kaempferol that keeps the lining of the blood vessel healthy.

Please have a read about warming winter spices here.

What are your winter eating habits? Thanks for leaving your thoughts.


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72 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing and It’s a good reminder for me to take good care of my family’s health during the winter season. Beautiful pictures!

    Xx

    Ting

  2. Lieben Dank für die Inspo liebe Simone, denn ich muss definitiv heute einkaufen und habe schon überlegt was es leckeres am Wochenende geben könnte 🙂
    Ich mag Rote Beete echt total gerne und Granatapfel ist auch perfekt für den Winter finde ich 🙂

    Happy weekend ♥

    xxx
    Tina

    https://styleappetite.com

  3. Such a great post! I feel like I need to be extra healthy during winter. It’s get so cold in Chicago – so, this post was super helpful! 🙂

    PS: Thank you for your kind condolence wishes re: my pup Bodhi. It truly meant a lot to me and my family.
    Happy Wednesday, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

    1. Many thanks Vanessa! Here in Zurich it is cold too, so why not eat some healthy food to keep away the flu 😉 Aww thank you, it was my pleasure. Happy Wednesday too darling, xx Simone

    1. Danke liebe Tina! Der Geschmack von saisonalem Essen ist einfach wunderbar und richtig gesund, da greife ich auch gerne zu. Ich gare das Gemüse meistens, aus dem Ofen ist es jedoch ebenso lecker. Hab ebenfalls eine schöne Wochenmitte, xx Simone

    1. Thank you Nikki! I could eat beet salad all day long, love the sweet taste. Soup is a fantastic meal too, it keeps you warm in winter, my favourites are pumpkin and broccoli. xx Simone

  4. Liebe Simone, ein wirklich großartiger Beitrag, der hoffentlich hilft, dass wir alle ohne Schnupfennase durch den Winter kommen. Ich liiiiiebe ja Kohlsprossen, nur her damit. ich wünsche dir eine ganz fantastische Wochenmitte, alles Liebe, x S.Mirli
    http://www.mirlime.com

    1. Lieben Dank Mirli! Ohne Schnupfennase durch den Winter wäre toll 😀 Das gesunde Gemüse und die Früchte helfen, die Erkältungen zu reduzieren und möglichst gesund zu bleiben. Liebste Grüsse, xx Simone

    1. Danke liebe Carmen! In der Herbst- und Wintersaison gibt es so viel tolles Gemüse und Früchte und das wunderbare daran, es ist alles sehr gesund 😀 Liebste Grüsse, xx Simone

  5. Yum!! Love winter veggies. I’m obsessed with pomegranates. We’re only just getting into pom season here in Canada so I’m excited to grab some! Lovely post, Simone 🙂

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