5 food items to help you WINter
Winter has entered its most petrifying stage and so have the challenges to maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, gracious nature has blessed us with innumerable food items which help us in keeping up with the frequent ultimatums.
Here is the list of 5 commonly known food items that will give you an edge over your health problems:
1. Dried Dates
A super natural multivitamin. Rich in iron, calcium and fibres. Keeps body warm and muscles strong. Low in calories and takes good care of your stomach.
2. Sweet Potatoes
Rich in beta carotene and therefore, reduces cell damage and risk of cancers. Excellent source of vitamins and strengthens the immune system.
Sounds weird ? As amla has a cooling effect. But on the contrary it takes care of your skin and hairs which face most of the wrath of the winters. Amla, being rich in Vitamin C, is good for immunity and increases the metabolism which is on its lower side during the cold.
Eggs are a rich source of protein, vitamins, zinc and phosphorous. It also helps body fight infections. Egg yolk contains calcium but too much of it puts your dietary cholesterol in red zone so better prefer egg whites for a meal.
5. Green Tea
Green tea not only kicks up your lethargic metabolism during winters but also boosts your immune system. Its anti-viral properties provide a shed against several infections. All for just a small amount of caffeine, certainly lower than that of an indian chai.
Eat early, eat healthy !