A thin layer of fog, chilly mornings, short days - Winter is here!
One of the best times to wrap yourself in warm covers and enjoy, this time of the year brings a lot of activity due to a reasonably favorable climatic setup.
With proper food intake and physical activity, winters turn out to be the best season healthwise. The body favors massive consumption in terms of food since the digestion capacity is at its best at this point of the year.
This winter, stay warm, beat the cold and stay healthy. And the key to good health is always: Eat right, play well, take rest and be happy!
As a few of the health websites recommend, garlic is not only a blood purifier but is extremely beneficial for asthma patients as well. It is known for its antibacterial and antiparasitic characteristics and is exceptionally helpful to fight sinusitis, cold and flu. The consumption of garlic on a daily basis (in food or raw) helps to lower down the cholesterol levels and also maintains blood sugar levels.
The antibacterial property of honey helps to improve eyesight. Where it also cures cough problems, asthma, high blood pressure, at the same time honey helps in blood purification as well as the strengthening of the heart.
Poppy seeds commonly known as khus-khus seeds are an excellent body warmer. They are said to be a warehouse for minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium, and iron.
Oats have excellent asthma control ingredients. Besides in elderly, oats cut down the use of laxatives resulting in a significant decrease in weight loss and malnutrition.
Carrot is known to be extremely rich in vitamin A. Antioxidant content of carrot helps in preventing cardiovascular diseases and helps slow down the aging process. Vitamin A present in carrot, helps the liver secrete bile and flush toxins from the body, which acts as a natural detox.
Beetroots protect against heart disease and certain cancers. They also help in detoxifying the liver as well as help in lowering blood pressure.
The 'probiotics' or the 'live active cultures' present in yoghurt, safeguard the intestine and promote healthy digestion which is very important if the activity level is low and food intake is high.
Sources suggest yoghurt may boost sex drive and enhance fertility in men, besides helping in weight loss.
As per WebMD's report, apart from being safe for diabetic people, sweet potatoes prevent inflammation, are rich in energy, contain natural sugars and have fewer calories. In one medium shot, there is over 400 percent of your daily vitamin A requirement, along with loads of fiber and potassium which are fulfilled by sweet potatoes.
Lemons are best known for the treatment of indigestion, constipation, dental problems, throat infections, fever, internal bleeding, rheumatism, burns, obesity, respiratory disorders, cholera, and high blood pressure. They also help to strengthen your immune system, cleanse your stomach, and are considered as a perfect blood purifier.
Regular consumption of oranges definitely protects your health during the winters. They have a high content of vitamin C and are rich in fiber and folate and contain many beneficial compounds, along with potassium, calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin B.
Oranges act as a natural stabilizer of blood pressure and even prevent the formation of kidney stones.
Pomegranate has anti-inflammatory effects that may protect against cancer and other chronic diseases. It is one of the best anti-aging superfoods and helps in prevention of growing tumors.
Eggs are considered as a powerhouse of protein. They are beneficial in all forms, irrespective of the method of preparation.
Who on earth does not like chocolates? As per the research, dark chocolate is the healthier one when compared to white chocolate, though a little bitter in taste, it is full of antioxidants and is supposed to be very good for the heart. It is a power packed immunity boosting superfood.