December 12, 2011

Winter SeasonWinter is a special season linked to cold weather, beautiful snowfalls, numerous holidays and chronic melancholy after the holidays. It is quite common in winter to put on weight, and those who are very prone to this problem can read about the tips on how to avoid weight gain in winter. Actually, it is highly recommended to adjust your daily diet to winter season and consume mainly the foods which are healthy and suit the best for our nutrition in winter time. Below, you can see a list of top 9 winter superfoods.

1. Potatoes. This natural food is rich in fiber, folate, vitamin C and vitamin K, as well as iron, calcium and other minerals. What can be better in a cold winter day than some hot baked or mushed potato? Also, potato can be served in soups, salads, and even desserts!

2. Red Beans. Rich in antioxidants and other nutrients, red beans are great to be added to your daily diet in winter. You can add canned or boiled red beans to your soups, salads or other meals.

3. Mushrooms. This type of food is very tasty and nutritious, and in many countries of the world, mushrooms are very successfully used as red meat substitute throughout the whole winter season. A cup of hot mushroom soup can warm you up perfectly well in a cold winter day, as well as provide you with potassium and numerous phytonutrients.

4. nutrition in winterCelery. This root is an amazing source of fiber, manganese, potassium, vitamins and so on. Adding celery root to your soups will enhance the taste, and adding some fresh celery to your salads can make the salad taste fresh and watery. Read more about therapeutic properties of celery.

5. Tomatoes. Modern cultivation technologies made tomatoes available for us year round. Tomatoes are known as great sources of lycopene, which can provide us with cancer-prevention properties and strengthen our heart health. Read more about tomato and tomato juice benefits.

6. Brown Rice. This natural food is a real deposit of natural nutrients and minerals. It can be used in stews and soups, and also it can be used for stuffing. A combination of brow rice and wild rice is considered the healthiest in winter season.

7. Cranberries. As one of the best known sources of antioxidants, cranberries are highly valued for the properties to preserve their health benefits  by simply being stocked in freezer. Eating a handful of frozed cranberries a day is an excellent idea for healthy nutrition in winter.

8. Avocados. These are amazing superfoods with plenty of health benefits, starting from improving the function of our digestive system and ending up with improving our skin health. Place a slice of avocado on your sandwich or add some avocado to your vegetable salad. Read more about therapeutic properties of avocado.

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

One Response to “Top 8 Winter Superfoods”

  1. Albin DittliNo Gravatar Says:

    That is a good list of healthy foods. And they are also fun foods to eat. Thank you for a nice article