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Health: Temperature day by day is increasing so we should stay healthy in this winter. If you want stay healthy you keep plenty of these 5 foods in your diet.
Although there are fewer foods that are are 5 of the healthiest winter foods you should be eating.
From a heart-health perspective, Pomegranates’s probably a good thing. That’s juice is rich in antioxidants just a cup daily might help to keep free radicals from oxidizing “bad” LDL cholesterol. Oxidized LDL contributes to plaque buildup in the arteries. Another study showed that drinking pomegranate juice might improve blood flow to the heart in people with myocardial ischemia, a serious condition in which the heart’s oxygen supply is compromised because the arteries leading to it are blocked.
- Dark Leafy Greens
Dark leafy greens, such as kale, chard and collards, thrive in the chill of winter. These greens are particularly rich in vitamins A, C and K. Collards, mustard greens and escarole are also excellent sources of folate, important for women of childbearing age.
Citrus fruits, including lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruit, are at their juiciest in the wintertime and can add sunshine to the dreary winter. Citrus fruits are full with vitamin C—one medium orange delivers more than 100 percent of your daily dose. According to research citrus fruits are also rich sources of flavonoids. It is credited with boosting “good” HDL cholesterol and lowering “bad” LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.
Potatoes sometimes become a bad with white starch, thrown into the same category as white rice or white bread. But unlike starches, which have indeed been stripped of healthful nutrients; are an excellent source of two immunity boosters vitamins C and B6, delivering 25% and 29% of your daily needs per medium potato, respectively. They are also a good source of folate, which is especially important for women of childbearing age, and they deliver fiber (4 grams in a medium potato; women need 25 grams daily and men need 38 grams). If you can find purple potatoes, you’ll get an added health boon are rich in anthocyanins, that are linked to a host of health benefits, from lowering cancer and heart disease risk to quelling inflammation.
- Winter Squash
There are many varieties of winter squash such as butternut, acorn, delicata and spaghetti squash and they are all excellent choices in the winter. One cup of cooked winter squash has few calories (around 80) but is high in both vitamin A 214 percent of the recommended daily value and vitamin C 33 percent, as well as being a good source of vitamins B6 and K, potassium and folate.
Collected by Dipak Nishchal