7 Delicious Superfoods to Charge Your Batteries This Winter
Summer is the perfect season to enjoy fresh, savory goods packed with vitamins. In fact, even autumn is a great moment to meet your nutritional needs with delicious veggies and fruit (grapes and pumpkin anyone?).
But as the temperature starts dropping, so does our mood for salads. After all, winter is made for hot chocolate and baked goodies, right?
Well, sort of. However, your body’s nutritional needs remain the same all-year-round and it’s our job to provide the best foods to stay healthy. We also need to make sure that our meal choices strengthen the immune system since there may be more viruses and germs lurking around during these months (not to mention the pandemic).
Luckily, there are plenty of delicious superfoods you can enjoy even during the cold season to increase your energy levels.
What are ‘superfoods,’ you ask? Let’s start by answering this question first.
What is a superfood?
Okay, I’ll admit that there is no scientific definition for the term ‘superfood.’ This word is commonly used to describe a food with a very valuable nutritious value (vitamins, minerals or macronutrients like protein, fats and carbs).
Amy Shapiro, MS, registered dietitian and founder of Real Nutrition, explains that a food becomes a superfood when it meets one or more of the following criteria:
- Offers plenty of vitamins and minerals
- Is rich in antioxidants that fight off free radicals
- Prevents long-term chronic illnesses
- Provides other valuable health benefits
7 delicious winter superfoods
Today, we’re privileged enough to choose from a very wide variety of foods right from the nearest grocery store. Click on the next page to see 7 superfoods you can enjoy during the winter months!