Winter is the worst time for you if you are trying to lose weight. Not only the food is fatted, and you have fewer options of outdoor activities, but the vitamins and minerals your body needs to process the food you eat are also in deficit thanks to the lack of vegetables and fruits. Well of course you can find tomatoes, but they are as nutritious as a plastic bag.
The fact of the matter is, that there are just several good thinks you can eat in the winter and let’s face it, they are not as delicious as the summer fruits and vegetables, but you need your vitamins and minerals so you could process better the food you eat and so that you can start your diet on time to look awesome for the spring brake.
So here are several foods you need to consume during the winter to keep your body healthy and well nourished.
Dark Leaf Greens
Kale is not your first choice when you go to the market, I can understand this. Nevertheless you should buy it and eat it in great quantities. You can add to your cart some chard and collards. These greens are very rich in vitamin C, K and A. They are an excellent source of folate, which is essential for women of childbearing age. The best thing about those veggies is the fact, that winter cold helps them thrive and frost even makes them taste batter.
You will like this one. The Winter Squash is a great desert. It has a sweet taste but in fact has a very few calories. Well you will need to cook it, which is a kind of boring, but when you here the benefits of this awesome winter food, you want hesitate to put it in the oven.
First and foremost a cup of cooked winter squash has only 80 calories. This is pretty much the healthiest thing you will eat in the winter months. As a plus it is very delicious and is a great source of vitamin A and vitamin C. Winter Squash has also high amounts of vitamin B6 and K, potassium and folate.
Citrus fruits are a must in the winter. They are the greatest source of natural sugar and vitamins in the cold months. Of course there are no apples and peaches to take that function and most of the citrus fruits are just about ready for eating in late November. The best thing is that you have a vast choice according to your taste. You can eat either lemons, limes, kiwi, oranges, grapefruit or all of them combined. A kiwi mixed with a cup of yogurt will make a wonderful healthy breakfast full of vitamins and minerals.
Citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C. For example a not very large orange will deliver you your daily dosage of the vitamin.
Eat these three foods every day in the winter and you will feel stronger and healthier. But don’t be mistaken. Eating them is not a diet of its own. You should have a healthy diet as a whole. This winter treasures will only help you absorb and process the food you consume easier.