Ditch oily, spicy and deep fried snacks in favour of these super foods this winter. Flaxseeds are abundant in omega 3 fatty acids and these polyunsaturated fatty acids are good for the heart health. These are a source of good cholesterol and heat up the body in winter season. These are high on fibre and are helpful in weight management.

Cinnamon is a common spice find in almost every kitchen and apart from flavouring your food speeds up your metabolism and provides the much required heat for the body. It is a well known fact that the body metabolism is boosted by the use of spices. Carrots are another winter food high on beta- carotene vital for skin health and eyesight. Vitamins and minerals are essential for the proper functioning of our body and fruits and vegetables are loaded with them. To boost immunity and get a healthy glow on your face just grab your fruit bowls and eat it.

To eat flaxseeds dry roast them and add jaggery, dry fruits and walnuts to it. It is an oil free and preservative free snack with umpteen health benefits. Peanuts and jiggery can be had together as chikkis. No doubt that winter is the best time of the season to just munch on to these goodies. Peanuts can be chewed thoroughly and it mimics the effect of almonds on the body. All these are a gift from nature to us at no costs and ensures a perfect health for us.

Roasted nuts give you a delightful sense of warmth and fullness. Carrots are a perfect health food. They can be munched, used as salad and as veggies too. Not to mention the special “gajar ka halwa” a sweet delicacy of the winter season. Carrots are associated with a decreased risk of cancer and promote a good health and ideal weight.

Dates are fully loaded with fibre, calcium, magnesium and proteins-a complete food in itself. These super foods are enriched with anti oxidants and minerals which reduce the risk of chronic diseases and increment the immune response of the body. Healthy for heart and healthy for the body eat these super foods to beat away hunger and stress.

Super Foods for winters: flaxseeds, jaggery, cinnamon, carrot, peanuts and dates