Winter brings so many changes in us from the chilly winds to an array of seasonal food, and the pleasing weather. In order to keep up with the seasonal change, it is imperative to take a nutrient-enriched seasonal diet to ensure you stay healthy in the long haul. Seasonal eating is extremely crucial for the human body, At OMKITCHEN, we always encourage you all to eat fresh, local, and seasonal. It strengthens gut health, and naturally creates a shield to effectively fight off cold, flu, cough, and other health issues that the new season brings in.
A lot of people out there may look up to their favourite celebrities for their unique fashion sense, acting skills, luxury cars, physique, and so on. But have you wondered how hard they work in order to get into a certain shape? Thanks to their fitness coach and especially their nutritionists who create customised diet plan for them.
Although we currently can’t recommend you the exact diet plan to follow this winter, but luckily there are certain winter superfoods essential for maintaining health. So, we have gathered the details from famous Bollywood nutritionists and created a winter foods list that should be a part of your diet to keep you in optimal shape, positive mindset, and get disease-fighting properties.
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Bajre Ki Roti
Bajra or Pearl Millet is popular on the cold days of the year as it provides the body with much-needed warmth and definitely makes a great alternative to wheat. There are so many incredible advantages that Bajra provides like maintaining blood sugar levels, giving a feeling of a fuller stomach being high in fibre, gluten-free, and light on the stomach, no wonder why it is one of the oldest cultivated grains.
As we speak about this protein-rich millet Bajra, one recipe that suddenly pops into our mind is “Bajre Ki Roti”. Hot, piping, Bajre Ki Roti is a nutritious bread to have in the freezing noon of the winter season with your favourite gravy vegetables. If you are looking forward to relishing a delightful experience, combine Bajre Ki Roti by topping it with a dollop of homemade white butter and some jaggery by its side.
Til Ke Laddoo
Til Ke Laddoo aka Sesame Laddoo is a delightful winter treat that provides a wholesome energy boost and a yummy snacking option for the winter season. In the above highlighted post, Rujuta focuses on the benefits of Til laddoo by suggesting how sesame seeds are rich in calcium, manganese, Vitamin E, and also provide sheer warmth on the cold days of the year.
Making delectable laddoo out of it is by far the easiest way to get the maximum out of this nutritional ingredient. These soft, chewy, and sweet balls are made with Til, Jaggery, and very little Desi Ghee. Made with everything good it is sure to support your weight loss goals.
Fruits And Vegetable Juice
Who says juices are not for winter? As per Delhi-based Celebrity Nutritionist Divya Saxena, consuming fruits and vegetable juices is by far the easiest way to ensure you intake the seasonal fruits and veggies in the diet that you are missing otherwise and help boost the immune system. This is what science recommends as well. Incredibly healthy winter juices like ABC Juice, Carrot Juice, Orange Juice, Pomegranate Juice or Green Juice are good to have in the cold season to elevate overall health.
Moreover, it is incredibly easy to juice at home using minimal ingredients which are commonly found in every kitchen household. However, if you are not fond of juicing at home then you can buy OMJOOS, 100% pure cold-pressed juice brand serving a range of juices free from any additives, chemicals, or preservatives. Strictly avoid canned juices because they are mostly just sugary water without any nutritional benefits.
Sarson Ka Saag
Unique flavoured, nutritious, creamy, and delicious, the winter staple – Sarson Ka Saag is everyone’s favourite as the winter arrives. It is a nutritious blend of mustard greens and spices.
Packed with vitamins A, C, and K, it boosts immunity and aids digestion. This hearty dish is known to provide warmth in chilly weather, making it a perfect choice during winter. Its rich, earthy flavour and health benefits make Sarson ka Saag a wholesome and comforting winter treat. Many fitness enthusiasts and Bollywood celebrities like Shilpa Shetty, Sara Ali Khan, and even cricketer Suresh Raina relish Saag in the cold month.
Masala Peanut Chaat
Another winter-time snack option to keep you full while sharing numerous health benefits to maintain overall well-being is Peanuts. Keeping a handful of peanuts handy is the best choice to start a habit of healthy snacking while getting benefits like increased energy levels. Plus, it also keeps you full for longer periods thus curbing overeating.
It is packed with protein, has a deliciously spicy flavour, and is super healthy to have as it is made by tossing a generous amount of mixed vegetables with a dash of lime juice.
The above list is a compilation of winter superfoods recommended by popular nutritionists Rujuta Diwekar, Pooja Makhija, Divya Saxena, and many others. Having said that, there is a rainbow of winter season food that is good to eat all winter long. Therefore, you have plenty of options to choose from to keep yourself healthy all winter long. So, pick what you like and make this season a lot healthier and happier!
Also, don’t forget to get moving and indulge in moderate activity to boost your health, mood, and burn some calories. Keep drinking plenty of water as it is a basic necessity to carry out all the necessary functions of the body.