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8 Ideal Winter Vegetables You Should Eat

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Winter is a time when the chill in the air makes people fall sick and want to follow a diet comprising mainly of warm food items that include soup, tea and coffee.

However, this is also the time when sticking to healthy eating or weight-loss plan goes for a toss. Staying indoors most of the time without any physical activity can impact our health.

So, what is the best way to get nutrition during cold, winter months? Apart from exercise every now and then, paying attention to diet can help…a lot!

And, ideally, your diet should include most of these vegetables mentioned in the ClipBook. They make a highly nutritious addition to your diet. Let us discuss some of them.

Flip through the ClipBook to read more about other ideal vegetables to have in winter. Happy eating!

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1. Kale

Kale is a vegetable that is loaded with nutrients and is ideal to have during winter. A member of the cabbage family, there are many different types of kale. An excellent source of vitamin C, kale is also rich in antioxidants, vitamin K and beta-c...

2. Carrot

Apart from their delicious taste, carrots are high in beta-carotene, antioxidants and other nutrients making it an impressive choice for good health. During winter, you can cook a carrot dish or make tasty carrot soup.

3. Red Cabbage

Another vegetable that thrives in cold weather, the red cabbage contains more nutrients than the green variety. It is also a good source of the B vitamins, manganese and potassium.

4. Radish

Although not many may like radish due to its pungent smell, it is wonderful to have it during winter. From protecting the heart to aiding digestion, consuming radish during the cold season can be beneficial to your health.

5. Parsley

A nutritional powerhouse, parsley is a natural diuretic, improves immunity, beats inflammation, and fights diseases. Use it to garnish the many dishes you cook during winter for a delicious touch.

6. Spinach

One of the popular vegetables to have during winter is the leafy spinach. Its crispy, tender and dark-green leaves are favoured by chefs for its high nutritional content. It is also rich in iron, calcium, magnesium and is recommended for good bone...

7. Winter Squash

Winter squash is often seen by many to be high in carbohydrates, which is true. However, they are also rich in healthy antioxidants, folate, fibre, omega-3, vitamin C and potassium. It is loaded with nutrients!

8. Beets

Beets or beetroots are a naturally-delicious and nutritious vegetable with several impressive health benefits. This article looks at 9 healthy benefits of eating beets during the winter season.

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