What is your favourite winter fresh produce?
Thing is, for most of us, winter=comfort food … see, already you’re smiling inside!
We all know that eating fresh fruit and vegetables naturally provide numerous benefits in the fight against pesky colds and flu. But, as the temperature drops, eating more fruit and vegetables become more challenging. July is peak comfort food season; hearty curries and stews covered in a pool of gravy with a mound of buttery mashed potatoes, yum!
Feeling cold triggers a self-preservation mode that sends the body a message to heat up fast. And that message is often played out as a craving for carbohydrate-rich foods – sugars and starches provide the instant heat boost your body is longing for.
But, what if you can eat all the decadent foods that tantalize your taste buds without compromising your health, or sacrificing taste? Truth is winter brings with it plenty of opportunities to eat healthy. The secret is to keep it simple. Don’t overthink the idea of including fruits and vegetables – simply include them in your daily eating plan.
Winter superfoods pack a serious punch and are just waiting to be worked into your favourite cold-weather recipes. Here’s how:
Stay warm, stay healthy.
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