Let’s take a closer look at some of the recommendations about what to eat in winter to stay healthy. I tailored the text for each different level of English and got inspired by Cleveland Clinic online magazine.
Chilly winter weather affects more than just your wardrobe and the bill for heating. Your body also experiences changes in energy levels, metabolism and food preference.
Do you do exercising in the gym to prevent cold or do you convince yourself you need a calorie hot drinks to warm up and offset your discomfort? You’re not alone. But the cold truth is that no weather requires unhealthy eating habits. Just as you shouldn’t overdo ice cream during the hot days of summer, you shouldn’t live on a hot chocolate and warm cookies during winter.
Your food during winter can be healthy and tasty. Try to add a few favorite cold-weather foods like these:
Root vegetables like beets, carrots and turnips are good for vitamins C and A in winter.
Oatmeal is much more than just a convenient breakfast food. It also provides nutrients that are essential during winter. Oatmeal is high in zinc (important for proper immune function) and soluble fiber (good for your heart). Also instant oatmeal is more convenient, it is a bit more expensive. To eat healthy on a budget, go with old-fashioned oats.
Soup is winter’s perfect food. Look for soup recipes that require chicken broth or water as the base and include a lot of vegetables.
Fish try tuna or salmon. Both are good sources of vitamin D. A lack of vitamin D is associated with weak bones, groth and heart disease.
Broccoli and cauliflower is your top defense against winter sickness. They both are high in vitamin C that is helpful for immune function.