by Kiku Reidhead
Pomegranates and citrus fruits are
great sources of vitamin C. Your immune system will most likely need a
boost sometime during the winter months. So, grab a grapefruit, some
oranges or a pomegranate and fight off catching a cold. Pomegranates are
also full of nutrients to promote long-term health including
polyphenols to fight inflammation.
As for greens, eating leeks and brussel sprouts
is a delicious way to get fiber into your winter diet. Including
brussel sprouts on your menu will add a variety of vitamins and
nutrients to your meals including vitamin K, vitamin C, and folate.
Leeks are also full of folate, a nutrient needed to create DNA which
also helps the intestinal tract.
Other vegetables that are both flavorful and healthy include beets and root vegetables like sweet potatoes and yams.
Beets are full of color, thus indicating their vibrant nutritional
value - the iron helps to cleanse and build blood. Sweet potatoes and
yams are considered "healthy carbohydrates" and a much healthier
alternative to the normal baked potato. These are rich in vitamin A and
If you've never cooked these fruits and vegetables before, not to
worry - the Internet is a giant recipe database. Anymore, all you need
to do is search for a desired recipe and you will have a delicious,
healthy meal right at your fingertips. So, next time you are in the
grocery store, don't shy away from trying something new - your body will
thank you now and later.