Christmas lighting on the streets, hot tea beneath your blanket and cozy evenings at home: We are talking about the christmas season in December. But December is also the time when many of us fall ill and have to spend their Christmas holidays in bed. In order for that not to happen to you this year, I have summarized the top 5 foods in winter, which will give your immune system the necessary boost to stand up to any disease!
Oranges, clementines and tangerines
Packed with vitamin C, oranges, clementines and tangerines are the ultimate boost to your immune system. In addition, they also contain minerals such as potassium and carotene and folic acids and are delicious as well. Because clementines have about 9g of sugar per 100g, you should watch out when eating them, because once you start you can hardly stop! It should be noted, however, that citrus fruits are said to have a cooling effect on your body, which of course has a negative effect in winter – another reason to enjoy them only in moderation!
Hardly any spice is associated with Christmas as much as cinnamon. In addition to the unique taste, cinnamon is said to have a disinfecting and soothing effect – exactly what we need during our stressful December! Also, cinnamon has positive effects on our digestion and lowers our blood sugar levels (which is also the reason why cinnamon is said to have a fat-burning effect). Some cinnamon on your morning cereal has, besides the fantastic taste, also many positive effects on your body!
Fish or salmon
Even though fish should be part of your diet throughout the year because of its health benefits, salmon is traditionally of particular importance on Christmas Eve. Especially known for its omega-3 fatty acids, salmon also contains plenty of vitamin A, D and E as well as magnesium, iron, selenium and iodine. Salmon is thus, extremely rich in vitamins and helps you, especially freshly caught and cooked, to stay healthy throughout the Christmas season!
Ginger is known to many for its characteristic spicy taste. The plant contains vitamin C and also some minerals such as iron and magnesium. But much more important are the numerous essential oils it contains, which are also responsible for the fact that ginger has been known for many centuries as a proven natural household remedy. Ginger is supposed to stimulate metabolism and circulation, help against colds and support digestion. My personal tip: Boil some ginger in hot water to make a delicious tea, the longer you leave the ginger in the water, the spicier it gets!
Kale does not mind cold temperatures, on the contrary, when it gets cold it tastes a little sweeter and less bitter. Apart from that, kale is packed with vitamins including vitamins A, B, C, E and K as well as numerous minerals like magnesium and iron. What many do not know: Kale contains more than twice as much vitamin C as oranges or clementines. So you should definitely try some kale recipes to stay healthy throughout the winter!
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