Winter Superstars

The Gifts of Winter
The Gifts of Winter

 

The abundance of summer’s fresh seasonal produce is all but a memory, but not to worry; winter has its share of seasonal superstars, worthy of celebration.

Here are a few of the ‘Gifts’ of Winter:

Pomegranate

Pomegranates

  • Rich in antioxidants ( 3 times that of tea!)
  • Helps keep ‘free radicals’ from oxidizing ‘bad’ LDL Cholesterol
  • Abundant source for vitamins A,C, and E, as well as, folic acid
  • Contains antiviral, as well as, anti-tumor properties

Dark Leafy Greens

Dark Leafy Greens (Kale, Chard, Collard. Mustard Greens, Escarole)

  • Rich in Vitamins A, C, E, and K
  • A good source of Beta-carotene
  • Promotes healthy eyes, skin and hair
  • Helps prevent Arthritis

Citrus Fruits

Citrus Fruit (Grapefruit, Lemons, Limes, Oranges)

  • Excellent source of Vitamin C
  • Contains Flavonoids which boost ‘good’ HDL Cholesterol
  • Lowers ‘bad’ LDL Cholesterol
  • Lowers Tricglycerides

Assorted Potatoes

Potatoes

  • Good source of Vitamin C, B-6, and folate
  • Contains fiber (the average diet does not contain enough fiber)
  • Purple potatoes are a rich source of anthocyanins, which aid with inflammation
  • Rich in carbohydrates which provide energy

Winter Squash

Winter Squash (Butternut, Acorn, Spaghetti)

  • Low calorie
  • High in Vitamins A, C, and B-6
  • Great source of potassium
  • Excellent source of folate and Vitamin K

Assorted Raw Unsalted Nuts

Nuts (Pistachios, Chestnuts, Walnuts)

  • Excellent source of healthy fats (unsaturated fatty acids)
  • Provide a good source of minerals
  • Great source of satiating Fiber
  • Delicious source of protein
Enjoy the Gifts of the Season
Enjoy the Gifts of the Season

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