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Winter Super Foods

Some might think that the word superfood might be overrated or unreal, however there really are foods with high effective vitamins that can boost the immunity and overall health.

That said, some winter foods are incredibly nutritious, even super. Many contain phytochemicals that can help ward off disease. We gathered a list from some of our favorite nutrition experts. May they keep you super healthy.

Nuts: You may not think of them as seasonal, but nuts, such as walnuts or almonds, are winter superfoods. In the latest research, men and women who ate an ounce or so of nuts a day starting in their 30s or 40s were found to be about 20 percent less likely to die over the next 30 years.

Pomegranates: It’s super-rich in vitamin C and contains many compounds that are being studied for their anti-cancer effects.

Spices: Cinnamon, cloves, cumin, coriander, hot chili peppers and turmeric warm up winter meals (though not all at once). Cinnamon lowers blood sugar and turmeric is powerfully anti-inflammatory, but the truth is all these spices are anti-inflammatory and have antioxidant power.

 

Pumpkins, winter squash and sweet potatoes topped all of our superfoods lists. All pumpkins and winter squash are great, but the more colorful they are, the more they are superfoods. Sweet potatoes are lower in calories than white potatoes, and super-rich in nutrients.