WINTER WARMERS

It looks like the winter weather is here to stay for a few weeks longer. Most of us who made New Year’s resolutions have to put in a little extra effort to discipline ourselves. As this article suggests, we tend to eat more during the cold months. So even if we are consuming larger quantities of food, can we mitigate the effects of putting on more weight by choosing to eat better? Here are our top takeaways from the piece and comments:

  1. If you’re struggling with poor immunity, make sure you enjoy a portion of Greek yoghurt during the day – it’s supposed to be better for you than normal yoghurt
  2. Honey and ginger are warming foods. The former also has antimicrobial properties that are highly valuable in protecting our health
  3. Choose dark chocolate – it’s far more fulfilling and loaded with nutrients than any other treat. I’m sure you’ll agree that there’s nothing quite like slowly savouring a square of dark chocolate. The higher the percentage of cocoa, the less the sugar content.
  4. Start your day with a warming bowl of porridge – not only will you be loading yourself up with a filling low-GI breakfast, but it’s also nutritious.
  5. The article has inspired us to stock up on watercress for our daily salads for the Vitamin C content.

(Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/victoria-vito/15-winter-foods-that-will_b_14246234.html)

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