5 Must have Foods in Winter!!
So winter days are here and it is the time to opt for few foods which keep you healthy from inside and protect you from cold, flu and other respiratory disorders. Though there are so many seasonal fruits, vegetables and other eating stuff to choose but here we are with top 5 must have foods during winter days.
Carrot is a root vegetable that is orange in color, crisp and sweet in taste. It is a winter crop widely used in salad. Carrots are just wonderful to eat during winters.
Carrot has an ample amount of beta carotene which gets converted into vitamin A in liver and vitamin A gets transferred into rhodopsin which is a purple substance required for eyes health and also helps you to deal with various respiratory health issues.
Carrots are also packed with antioxidants which boost your immune system so that you stay away from cold, cough and fever too.
Jaggery has high amount of nutrients than sugar. It also contains iron, vitamins and minerals which are needed to stay healthy.
Jaggery removes the toxins out from body, purifies blood, and acts as a digestive agent and good sweetener in a healthy manner.
Try to have 1 or 2 small pieces of it after your meal. Make use of jaggery instead of white sugar.
Eggs are really good to have in winter days. They are one among the richest source of protein. Though egg white and egg yolk both are healthy but egg white is much better as egg yolk is rich in cholesterol too.
No doubt whole egg is good and both parts have got their own health benefits but if you have high cholesterol, can avoid yellow part. Egg white provides you protein, sodium and very less calories. Eat daily one egg to keep yourself healthy from inside.
Ginger has been used in many recipes during winter days. You must have tried ginger tea which work really amazing and works wonder to keep cold and flu at bay.
Ginger is packed with antioxidants which boost your defense mechanism and enhances your stamina. Ginger also improves digestive system and clears the channels to take impurities out.
Garlic is used in curries, soups and chutneys abundantly during winter days. It just smells fabulous.
Garlic contains high level of manganese, phosphorus, copper, potassium and vitamin B and C. It helps to enhance immune system and provide stamina during chilly days.
Garlic also acts as a natural antibiotic and fights against virus and bacteria responsible for cold, cough, running nose and other respiratory issues.
So have these quality of excellent foods and stay healthy in winter!
For specific treatment, always consult an Ayurveda expert.
This article is not a substitute to the standard Medical Diagnosis or personalized Ayurvedic Treatment.
It is intended only for Information!