Eating healthy and balanced meals in the summer is so easy that we barely stop to think about it: fresh fruit everywhere, drinking more water, smoothies and juices from fresh fruit and vegetables, and an abundance of herbs and spices make our lives easy and our diet balanced. We all love how healthy we get every spring and summer, but when the winter comes it becomes more difficult to eat healthy since there are fewer foods. Still, it is possible to balance your diet and keep eating healthy foods in the winter too.
Fruit rich in vitamins
Asides from oranges and lemons, the real winter fruit treat is pomegranate. While it can be a nightmare to clean, they are a real delight to eat or better yet, used to make juice. Pomegranate juice will be a nice boost for your immune system because it’s rich in antioxidants, and it improves your blood flow. If you can’t stand peeling citrus fruit, use lemons, oranges, grapefruit, and lime to make juice, add water and a bit of honey and enjoy the tasty winter mix.
The best vegetables
Winter is the perfect time to eat a lot of dark leafy greens, the vegetables which children from all over the world hate. It may come as a surprise but collards, kale, and chard don’t mind the winter chills, and they thrive while other vegetables look bleak and taste less than fresh. What is more, it is the frost that takes away the typical bitterness of kale. These common greens may not be particularly exotic, but they are rich in vitamins, especially A, C and K. If you are not a fan of kale, try spinach and parsnips instead; these are also very healthy.
Important vitamins and nutrients
When it comes to your everyday diet, you can only eat certain amount of fruit and vegetables before getting sick and tired of the taste. On the other hand, no matter how much you eat, your body craves and needs more, because winter can be harsh on our health. Vitamins K and D are especially difficult to get from food since these come mostly from our bodies being exposed to sun light. This is the reason why diet supplements and different nutrients are a good idea, and Herbs of Gold tablets contain enough of these vitamins to keep your bones healthy.
Soup is a must
Nothing can replace a home cooked vegetable or chicken soup eaten during cold, winter months. It does wonders for your health, and depending on the kind of soup or broth you choose, it can be turned into a whole meal. Spicy Asian vegetable soup, pumpkin and ginger soup and homemade bread, and creamy mushroom soup with crispy croutons will be a real treat for you and a real treasure for your immune system.
While it might seem like a lot of work at first, once you get used to eating healthy and fresh food it becomes very important to you as well as to your immune system. By taking your time and putting in a bit more effort in preparing your meals in the winter, you will ensure that when the spring comes you stay as healthy and fresh as you were at the end of the summer.