Are you trying to prevent yourself from catching a winter cold? You can keep yourself healthy and sane by eating plenty of healthy winter foods. What are healthy winter foods? We are here to tell you how to grocery shop for the healthiest winter foods around.
When you enter the grocery store, one winter food must-have are pomegranates. These fruits are good for your heart and pomegranates include a rich source of antioxidants to help you protect your body from bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol), which builds up in the arteries. By drinking a cup of pomegranate juice a day, you will help your blood circulate better to your heart and properly deliver oxygen to your heart.
Next, you should stock up on leafy greens. The darker the greens, the more health benefits you will reap from eating your green vegetables. We recommend purchasing kale, chard, and collards. Greens are good for you to eat because the green vegetables include vitamins A, C and K. Pregnant women should especially eat mustard greens to get in a force of sources of folate to ease child labor.
Once you stock up on your leafy greens, it’s time to enjoy some citrus fruits like lemons, limes and oranges. Citrus a day can help you keep the doctor away because citrus fruits are full of vitamin C and the citrus fruits include flavonoids. The vitamin C and the flavonoids will help you increase your HDL cholesterol, also known as good cholesterol and lower your risk of buildup bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol).
As for having a healthy starch, eat potatoes. This delicious starch will boost your immune system because potatoes have vitamins C, vitamin B6 and potatoes will provide your body an excellent source of fiber.
You can serve potatoes with a squash soup to give your body plenty of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamins B6, K, potassium and folate. You can serve the majority of these winter foods as a soup or snack. We recommend using a slow cooker to get the most out of your winter meals.
Don’t forget to eat plenty of carrots and cabbage during the wintertime. Stock up on cayenne, black pepper and chili pepper to spice up your meals as.
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Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and fresh seafood. We purchase 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.