While jack frost may be nipping at your heels, winter may seem like a desolate time of the year. While it may seem this way, nothing could be further from the truth as winter is a great time of year to harvest some amazing superfoods. While you may think of spring as being the best time for crops, winter is the best time for thee great vegetables.
Beets, or often called beetroot, is one of the most vitamin-packed vegetables out there. These mighty superfoods are jam-packed full of iron, vitamin C, potassium and folate and they are also full of antioxidants that will help your body fight the effects of aging and disease. Beets not only provide your body with vital vitamins but they also help fight cancer and are great for reducing inflammation.
As a natural remedy for colds and flu, ginger is a powerhouse crammed full of goodness.
Ginger is the only source of a chemical called Gingerol which helps block pain receptors and reduce inflammation. It’s perfect in teas to fight colds and its also great in a post-workout smoothy. Ginger is also great in reducing nausea and an upset tummy and it can improve digestion. Adding some ginger to a meal can add a unique flavor and kick and this super root can give your soups, salads, and curries an extra zing. When winter rolls around ginger is a must-have in any kitchen.
no thanksgiving or Christmas meal would be complete without sweet potatoes and this root vegetable has become a staple come fall and winter. What’s great about this superfood is that they contain massive amounts of vitamin A which help our bodies maintain normal vision, keeps our immune system strong and helps our major organs function efficiently.
Surprisingly, sweet potatoes contain as much potassium as a banana and With zero fat and a yummy taste, these simple potatoes are incredibly versatile.