Diet Nutrition

4 ways to eat healthy in Winter

Don't let those chilly nights make you reach for the comfort food - here's how to stay healthy during the cooler months.

1. Look for root veges

The likes of carrots, turnips and beetroot are ideal winter veges. Roast carrots to get your intake of beta-carotene or turnips to boost your intake of vitamins A and C. Cook up some broccoli and cauliflower, which are both high in vitamin C, to give the immune system a boost in cold and flu season.

2. Warm up your breakfast

Oatmeal is great for a nutrient boost, and it can make cold mornings more bearable. It's high in zinc and heart-healthy soluble fibre.

3. Stock up

[Soup is also a healthy comfort food] option, but hold the cream and salt and instead use chicken broth, vegetable broth or water as the base. Plus, soup is a great way to easily up your intake of veges – most vegetables will lend themselves to soup.

4. Fishy goodness

Treat yourself to some sushi, especially rolls with tuna or salmon. Both are good sources of vitamin D, which can offset potential deficiencies from less sun exposure during the cooler months.

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