7 Winter Superfoods You Should Stock up on ...

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How many winter superfoods can you name?

I mean, weā€™re all pretty clued up on which berries we should be including in our smoothies these days, and bananas were a pretty key fruit this summer, but when the weather changes, so do the foods that will keep your body in check.

Switching to winter superfoods will boost your immune system, helping you to fight off winter bugs and stay feeling great.

So hereā€™s the foods you should be including on your next shopping listā€¦

1. Carrotsā€¦

Carrotsā€¦

Yep, good old carrots are one of the key winter superfoods.

The root vegetable contains a high amount of beta carotene, which the body converts into Vitamin A.

Vitamin A is a key nutrient when it comes to your immune system, as it helps to protect against infection, and reduces the risk and duration of respiratory infection.

Beta carotene is a fat soluble vitamin, meaning it requires a small amount of fat to be absorbed, so for best results consume it with a drizzle of olive oil or a dollop of butter.

2. Garlicā€¦

Garlicā€¦

Garlic has been used as a treatment for disease for thousands of years.

The University of Maryland Medical Center recommends eating between 2 and 4 whole cloves of raw garlic every day as a natural health supplement!

If you canā€™t quite face that, try taking an odorless garlic supplement every day whilst youā€™ve got a cold.

Itā€™ll help to fight it off in no time.

3. Wheat Germā€¦

Wheat Germā€¦

Wheat germ is packed full of B vitamins, iron, zinc and Vitamin E, which support the bodyā€™s immune response.

Luckily, itā€™s also really tasty ā€“ it has a naturally nutty flavor that makes it perfect for baking.2

Try adding it to breads, muffins, casseroles, salads, cereals, porridgeā€¦

4. Fennelā€¦

Fennelā€¦

Fennel is another tasty winter vegetable ā€“ it tastes just like licorice!

Itā€™s also very low in calories, yet high in phytonutrient anethole, which is thought to be a key part of the immune system, and Vitamin C.

Try eating it raw in salad, or cooking it into a stir-fry.

You could even enjoy it with a roast dinner.

Any meal you could eat celery with, fennel will go with too.

Yogurtā€¦
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