We eat what’s in-season and you should too! So, we’ve identified 5 winter foods that are good for you to eat when the weather gets cold and you activity less might not be what is was during Summer!
- Dark Chocolate
If you’re always looking for ways to get more chocolate into your diet, you’re in luck! This food boosts metabolism with caffeine and the antioxidant catechin, but be sure to limit your intake or the health benefits swing in the other direction!
- Sweet Potatoes
This versatile vegetable is everywhere during winter. It packs a good amount of fiber and a hormone known to help regulate blood sugar. However, if you’re as confused by whether it’s a yam or sweet potato… don’t worry! Sweet potatoes coming several colors and yams aren’t really found here in the States. Learn more about the difference here.
We’ve talked about healthy spices and cinnamon was one of them! This spice aids digestion and helps to regulate blood sugar. However, when consumed in sugary desserts or other holiday treats, you can’t expect to see any positive affects on your health.
Not only is this delicious fruit packed with nutrients, but similar to apples, pears contain high levels of pectin, which “limits the amount of fat your body absorbs… .which is always a good thing!
This fruit is an excellent source of soluble fiber, which as you know, helps you stay fuller, for longer, so you eat less! Toss some grapefruit segments in a salad or try it broiled for dessert!