Winters can be cold and grueling, especially with cloudy and gray days. Most people turn to fried food and hot caffeinated drinks to stay warm. Fortunately, there is a better way to beat the winter blues.
The availability of fresh fruits and vegetables during winter is significantly reduced. While the word seasonal is slowly going out of fashion, owing to the introduction of GMO and chemicals that have made growing anything in any season possible. Instead of choosing produce that is riddled with chemicals and engineered to be different, organic food is definitely better.
Best seasonal winter produce
Winter gives us the opportunity to savor some refreshing fruits and vegetables. Most of these are readily available. What is usually missing is the knowledge that they are in season during winter. Here is a list of a few fruits and why there are healthy choices.
- Guava – Loaded with vitamin C, guavas are a tasty alternative to most snacks that mark winter. (Think rose cookies for example.) The fruit also boasts of a high lycopene content, known to help fight against heart diseases.
- Oranges and other citrus fruits – The organic fruits have a far higher Vitamin C content and are natural immunity boosters.
- Kiwi – Another fruit with a high Vitamin C content makes facing the cold of winters easier.
Eating healthy and taking care of yourself does not have to be a seasonal choice. Where there is a will there is a way to find organic food.