The dropping temperatures affect more than just our wardrobe, heating bill and the ability to drive like a normal human being, it affects our body too by changing its preference in what it wants to eat, its energy levels and metabolism. During the colder months, we need to be putting foods into our bodies that are going to keep us fuller for longer, but just because it is gross and cold outside, doesn't mean that we should be living on a diet of warm cookies, hot chocolate and pizza, so let's look at what we should be eating.
Local produce could be hard to come by in the colder months. Root vegetables like carrots, turnips, and beets are great options to incorporate into your winter diet, and chances are farmers will have them in stock due to these veggies being able to withstand cooler temperatures. Boiling turnips will give you your dosage of vitamins C and A while roasted carrots give you your boost of beta-carotene.
This is the perfect way to start your morning. It provides essential nutrients that you need during the winter. Oatmeal is high in zinc and soluble fiber which is needed to keep your immune system in fighting shape and your heart in prime condition. If you can't get over oatmeal by itself, try throwing in some cinnamon and apples or even some berries and honey.
Spicy Tuna Roll
This shocked us too. You wouldn't think of sushi as your typical comfort food, but it will provide all the comfort you need this winter. Try sushi with either salmon or tuna – both are packed with vitamin D which is essential when exposure to the sun is so limited over the cooler months.
Now is the time when you should start to get your pantry and fridge ready for the winter meals coming your way. The healthier you eat during the winter, the more you can indulge at Christmas time, so stock up on those veggies and pack away the cookies in a few weeks.