5 Winter Superfoods You Should Be Eating
Winter—the season of dull skin, sniffly noses, and limited daylight hours. The best way to beat the winter blues is to stock your diet with superfoods to keep you strong, healthy, and focused throughout the season. But, spring is on the horizon—we can almost see it now!
Here are the superfoods we’re incorporating into our diets—and our menu—to get us through the final throes of winter.
Acai Berries have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits that may help fight disease as well as anti-aging and skin benefits. Plus, they have been known to help control appetite and increase energy. They’re a great addition to oatmeal.
Cauliflower is rich in vitamin C that boosts your immunity to help you get through flu season and keep your skin vibrant. They make a great “steak”, grill them with peppers, zucchini, and asparagus.
Cinnamon may help regulate blood sugar, reduce inflammation, and improve circulation—to help your body better handle the cold. We like to use cinnamon in our baked goods.
Sweet Potatoes are a fantastic source of energizing carbs, antioxidants, and potassium, which have been known to help relieve stress. Create a “power” bowl—eat sweet potatoes with black beans and marinated kale, topped with guacamole.
Spirulina is a super trendy superfood these days—and it’s easy to see why. The blue-green algae that grows under water is rich in protein, iron, and B vitamins, which are great for energy in the winter. It’s also been known to detoxify the body of heavy metals and harmful substances. Sneak it into smoothies, hummus, sauces, and other recipes.