Tag: <span>Winter foods</span>

Foods for the chilly winter: Fatty fish and whole eggs

Foods for the chilly winter : Fatty fish and whole eggs 
In the winter, UV levels from the sun are much lower. So your level of vitamin D synthesis may drop, very few foods in nature contains vitamin D like fatty fish and whole eggs.

Both are rich in omega 3 (PUFA), which reduce inflammation and lowers risk of heart diseases, cancer and arthritis. .
Both are good sources of lean protein.

People who don’t eat fish should know that seafood is not the only source of vitamin D. Whole eggs (mainly egg yolk) are another good source of vitamin D. Daily exposure of direct sunlight is important to boost vitamin D3 levels.

Almonds and Cashews : Functional foods for winter

Almonds and cashews (functional foods for winter)

During the winter months, we can come into contact with viruses that can cause colds or flu.

Almonds and cashews are rich source of ZINC, which is responsible for the production of superoxide dismutase (SOD), which protects our body from free radical, supports immune function, regulates appetite.

Cashews and almonds are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Note : Serving size: handful of mixed nuts( almonds and cashews) per day.
*Avoid eating more than serving size. .
*Always eat unsalted nuts.
*Try to eat soaked almonds.
*You can have these nuts as a mid meal or snacks food item. Don’t eat after lunch or dinner.

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