Superfoods That Warm You Up in the Cooler Months

Posted by Amina AlTai on

Hot Chocolate:  Adding a little dark chocolate to your life is a great antioxidant booster and healthier way to satiate that sweet tooth of yours!  Just make sure it's 70%+ of cacao and if you can find version free of refined sugar—even better.  They contain flavonoids, a type of antioxidant though to reduce free-radical damage. Plus, who doesn't love to curl up with a cup of cocoa after a cold day outside?!

Sweet Potatoes: Sweet potatoes are awesome foods for the cooler winter months.  Sweet potatoes are particularly high in vitamin A (which is great for the skin and in the winter months we'll take all the help we can get!) plus they're loaded with fiber so they'll keep up fuller, longer.  

Brussels Sprouts:  These cute little mini cabbages might help you fend off colds and viruses this winter.  They are packed with vitamin C, which wont help prevent a cold, but can certainly lessen it's duration.  We'll take it!

Pumpkins: Pumpkins are another great food loaded with vitamin A, which is also great for your vision.  They're also loaded with antioxidants thanks to the beta-carotene which also has reported anti-cancer proprieties.  

Ginger: This warming root is spicy but can add some much needed zing to your life.  It has thermogenic properties which can keep you warm but which can also help boost your metabolism.  Boil ginger in water so make a great healthy tea, or add it to your morning lemon water.


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