This winter, make sure you get all the vitamins you need by cooking with these 6 ingredients!
So rich in vitamin B and minerals, garlic is considered a super-aliment. Its numerous medical properties also make it a natural antibiotic that helps prevent cold, flu and even some types of cancer!
To reap the maximum benefits of garlic, eat it raw. You can rub a clove on a piece of bread freshly out of the oven to give it some flavor, infuse it in oil or fry it to use it as a garnish!
Kale has recently become extremely popular… which is a bonus for our bodies! Kale is full of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and potassium, all of which are essential for the body. Not only does it help prevent Osteoporosis but is also helps reinforce the immune system, while keeping our eyes and bones in a healthy condition.
Prepare your salads with it (don’t forget to massage it first to make it tender), use it in your smoothies or add it to some Italian sausage pasta!
3. Winter squash
Crammed full of vitamins A, B2, B6 and C, the squash is a superstar! It will boost your energy and your immune system and is an antioxidant. In a soup or simply grilled in the oven, it’s delicious as well as comforting!
It’s well known: cranberries are brimming with antioxidants. They also help prevent urinary infections and reduce plaque, as well as the risk of getting certain types of cancer. We love it as a jam, in muffins or in a sauce with braised meat.
Winter is citrus season, which is awesome because we need to have our immune system at its best!
Citrus fruits have, as most of us know, a lot of vitamin C in them and they keep us healthy. They are also rich in minerals and give us that dose of sunshine we need!
6. Sweet Potatoes
The sweet potato is available all year long, but is definitely at its best during the cold season.
Versatile, it is as delicious in a savory dish as in a sweet one. It is an excellent source of vitamins A and C and of antioxidants. It protects against infections and contributes to good eye sight and bone growth.
We love it sliced into fries, mashed into a purée or even used in a cake!
How about you? What’s your favorite winter food?