Dry air goes really harsh on some of us.
But it can be averted by following some routine winter wellness tips.
Although winter is the most awaiting time of the year, it is a nightmare for some (at least for me.)
To combat winter woes, I generally go for seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Because they effectively help in keeping me healthy and protects my immune.
Along with this I also make sure to have sufficient lukewarm water as we all tend to reduce the water intake in winters.
Water consumption during winters likely to be less that leads to dehydration and related worries like flaky skin, chronic respiratory issues, chapped lips that scream for quicker attention and solution.
Staying hydrated and balanced healthy food is recommended to dare the winter chills.
In this article, I am sharing a list of fruits and vegetables I take throughout the winter to stay healthy. (I really hate cough and cold, who doesn’t?)
Let’s dive in.
Fruits You Should Eat in Winters to Stay Healthy
Rich in polyphenol antioxidants, apple is full of balanced nutrients that must be included in your winter fruit basket.
Keep the doctor away by including a wholesome apple in your everyday diet to boost your immunity during winter.
A trusted companion for your weight loss journey during the chill when workout becomes challenging.
Please avoid juice as it has high sugar content, rather have one apple before the meal that will keep you full and helps suppress cravings for junk food.
Winter Wellness Tip 1
Eat an apple in the morning on an empty stomach for a week and you will see a glow on your face.
This delicious round fruit deserves a special mention in your winter diet.
Loaded with potassium, fiber, and vitamin C that aids in cardiac health, weight loss, and skin related issues.
Stay protected from seasonal flu and viral infection by mixing the red seeds in your salad.
The seeds of this popular winter fruit are rich in Omega 6 fatty acid essential for proper brain health.
Simply peel the layer and enjoy the ruby red juicy fruit to secure your health during the winter.
A hit among all age groups, this highly nutritious fruit contains similar health benefits to that of an apple.
Make this affordable fruit a staple in your list of winter fruit for being a powerhouse of rich anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
Winter is the time when allergic reactions and asthma attacks flare-up which can only be cured and controlled with anti-oxidants enriched food.
This bell-shaped fruit is a part of your daily fruit intake to ward away health disorders.
Winter health depends a lot on sufficient Vitamin C intake and orange is the powerhouse of all essentials that you exactly need.
Citrus fruits have secured a special status in keeping harmful bacteria and viruses at bay by boosting our immunity.
If you are prone to severe cold and flu, keep orange in your regular winter season fruit to seal your health’s protective shield.
Besides fighting seasonal flu and cold, its regular consumption lends a blemish-free glowing skin for its high Vitamin C content.
Banana is an all-time hit among all due to its taste, availability, and is a reasonably priced fruit.
Very easy to digest, banana is rich in anti-oxidants, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, potassium, and numerous other health benefits that effectively improve the gut health and keeps your skin moisturized.
Both raw and ripe bananas are being consumed in different ways for their high nutritional value.
Its balanced starch and sugar content helps in keeping you active and warm during the unbearable chills.
Winter Wellness Tip 2
Banana is very effective in repairing tanned skin. Instead of using skin whitening cream, apply the banana for better results.
Vegetables you should Eat in Winters to Keep Cold and Flu at Bay
Rich in beta carotene, this root vegetable is almost a staple in everyone’s diet be it in raw or cooked form.
Abundantly available during the winter, carrots are medically proven as an effective aid in improving eyesight.
Healthy carrot juice loaded with vitamin A and K not only reduces vision-related issues but also checks the cholesterol level.
Also a powerful immunity booster, this vegetable is packed in essential minerals like potassium that keeps our system well-nourished and hydrated during the winter.
These fluffy green leaves not only look delicious but tastes even better.
A popular leafy winter vegetable houses essential nutrients like magnesium, calcium, vitamin K1 that helps in alleviating symptoms of asthma and arthritis that gets worse during the winter.
Include these anti-oxidants enrich greenies to seal your age by fighting the free radicals.
Gain flawless skin, healthy nails, and beautiful strong hair by adding spinach to your diet in the form of stew, salad, or a steamy bowl of soup.
Winter Wellness Tip 3
I generally cook Spinach with Fenugreek leaves (methi) which makes it more healthy and delicious.
If the gut disorder is affecting your health, then trying out fresh green peas can help.
Rich in fiber, protein, minerals, and anti-oxidants peas belong to the legume family.
Its rich nutrients content is enough to consider it as an essential part of winter wellness.
Peas are one of the best sources of plant-based protein that checks the appetite with a feeling of fullness.
Besides boosting gut health, peas are an excellent choice in promoting weight loss, curing cardiac disorders, and treating diabetes.
Dull skin is one of the worst consequences of dry winter air.
However, consuming beetroot has been proved to be quite impressive in bringing a positive difference to skin health and is also an excellent aid to your weight loss journey.
This winter root vegetable when squeezed into a glass of healthy red juice boosts blood circulation and promotes heart health.
It effectively detoxifies the system and also visibly improves the skin and eye health due to its significant vitamin C content.
Known as methi leaves in India, this leafy winter vegetable is popular for its rich aroma and impressive nutritional benefits.
Grown and eaten abundantly during the winter, fenugreek leaf is a well-known medicinal herb.
This herb is found to be immensely helpful in treating intestinal disorders, lowering cholesterol, diabetes control, and helps in achieving problem-free lustrous mane.
It also works as an excellent agent in healing and curing respiratory congestion when included in dishes or consumed in the form of tea.
Winter Wellness Tip 4
In many Indian households (including mine), we mix methi leaves with gram flour (besan) and deep fry it. Another way to make delicious and healthy food items from these leaves.
Talking about seasonal fruits and vegetables, winter has plenty to offer.
Include fresh veggies and fruits in a regular diet along with routine workouts for nutrients absorption.
Among all winter health tips, sufficient water intake is the most important to stay well hydrated, besides flavourful soups made from seasonal vegetables.
Try getting a morning sunbath for sufficient vitamin.
Following these winter wellness tips is a carefree way to celebrate the chill.