Winter is the climate which is enjoyed by everyone, woolen clothes keep our body warm & safe but along with this it is also important to keep your immune system safe. Let us see some amazing foods which will not only boost immune system but will also take care of your entire body.
Guava is a tropical fruit, it contains five times more vitamin C than an orange and is rich in fiber. Guava also contain lutein, potassium, soluble dietary fiber, calcium and iron. The best part? It only has 60 calories in one serving, making it the perfect slimming snack.
Bathua is the famous vegetable that is available in winter. Bathua seeds are rich in amino acids, potassium, iron, calcium, and zinc. Amino acids are the basic building blocks of the body and performs several important function in body. The Bathua leaves are boiled and eaten as other leafy veggies. Recipes which can be prepared are Raita, kadhi, paratha of bathua leaves, and curd bathua. It is not advisable to have it when pregnant.
Turnip & Leaves
Turnip also known as “shalgam” rich in vitamin K and its leaves have a generous content of vitamin A. This vegetable is an excellent anti-oxidant which is known to help in reducing the risk of cancer. Consumption of turnip and its leaves will help your body to improve your over-all cardiovascular health apart from strengthening your bones and improving your digestion. Sabjis, salad, curd raita, paratha, and rice can be prepared.
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant, which helps reduce cell damage in the body. Sweet potatoes also provide good 2-4 grams of fiber, which can help stabilize blood sugar levels. Dark-skin potatoes are much sweeter and moister than their light-skin counterparts. Sabji, rice, roti, kheer or as self-snack.
Saffron is royalty in the world of spices & is like the magical ingredients of the queens & kings who used it to keep their health in prime & skin glowing. In winters saffron can be boiled with milk & consumed before going to bed. It can be also added in salad dressings, desserts.
Mustards leaves are indeed one of the most nutritious green leafy vegetables available around in the winter months. Its lovely top greens possess more vitamin-A, K, carotenes, and flavonoid antioxidants. Mustards leaves are very low in calories (27 calories per 100 g raw leaves).t contains a very good amount of dietary fiber that helps control cholesterol level by interfering with its absorption in the gut. From this sarso ka saag, curd raita,paratha,rice can be prepared.