Stay well this winter with foods that promote good health.
Berries, pecans, dark chocolate and dark leafy greens like kale all are high in anti-oxidants which help prevent or delay cell damage caused by free-radicals.
Nuts and eggs are high in zinc which maintains the immune system and repairs body tissues.
Fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon and tuna, help fight inflammation.
Rhizomes like ginger and turmeric have strong anti-inflammatory properties and can help with nausea.
Did you know that 70% of your immune system is in your intestines? Fermented foods like yogurt, kefir, kimchi, sauerkraut (unpasteurized) and kombucha contain probiotics which help promote good-bacteria in the gut.
We all know citrus fruits contain high amounts of vitamin C. But did you know bell peppers are also rich in vitamin C? So are Brussel's sprouts and fennel.
Garlic is great for cardiovascular health. It also has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and ant-viral properties that help stave off winter-time illness.
Orange vegetables like sweet potatoes, carrots and butternut squash are high in beta-carotene which helps maintain mucous membranes.
Oatmeal contains beta-glucans which boost the immune system.
Spicy chilis like jalapenos, seranos and habaneros contain high amounts of capsaicin which helps to clear the sinuses.