Bad cold and flu are common diseases in winter, so selecting good foods can help us prevent the illnesses. This article suggests you six kinds of food, which are healthy for our health during cold months including garlic, turnip greens, leeks, sweet potatoes, rapini and cabbage. You can process the food by different ways to make them more appropriate with your taste.
Although garlic is only a spice, it should be eaten year-round because it contains sulfur-containing compounds as well as anti-inflammatory and even anti-infection properties, which helps prevent cancers, bad cold, common flu, heart disease, and etc.
Garlic is a pungent superfood that any healthy diet includes
In the winter, people easily get bad cold, so eating garlic may help you prevent this disease
People hardly know the fact that turnip’s leaves are very useful for our health because one leaf alone contains over 100% daily value of vitamins A and K, 55% of vitamin C, 27% of folate and about 10% of calcium and manganese.
Doctors often order turnip greens thanks to their pungent leaves
Turnip greens strongly grow from October to March
Leaks are part of the allium family along with onions and garlic, which contain disease-fighting phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. Besides, they are loaded with antioxidant polyphenols that can protect blood vessels.
Leeks seem to be stronger than other allium family’s members in nutrition content thanks to healthy complements like vitamins (A, B6, C, K), folate and iron
They strongly grow from October to May
Sweet potatoes, typically orange- or yellow-fleshed, contain vitamins (A, C, B6) and minerals (potassium and manganese). Besides, they have no fat and few calories.
Sweet potato contains 0.14 ounces of fiber plus 0.07 ounces of vegetable protein
Their peak season runs from November to December or April to May
Rapini, the distant relative of turnip, contains impressive nutritional content including vitamins (A, C, K), minerals (calcium, manganese and even iron) and lutein, which protect the eyes from oxidative damage.
Rapini grows rapidly from October to March
Rapini with dried tomatoes and pine nuts is also a healthy food in winter
Cabbage in general and red cabbage in particular is a good winter food for almost all people thanks to its healthy vitamins like A, B6, C, K and nutrient-rich content. The red cabbage also becomes famous thanks to its anti-inflammatory action.
You can enjoy raw or boiled cabbage based on tour interest and taste to prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease
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I have been working as a doctor of a general hospital since February 1998. In addition, I am a full time writer and specialize in weight loss related issues. I also write for a number of different websites on the Internet.