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Our 9 Best Winter Foods
November 09, 2012
|Marilyn and I hope you're well and reaping the benefits of adding natures super foods to your diet!
Today we thought we'd share with you our nine best winter foods.
The winter months are the perfect time to branch out to bolder fruits, and some of the best hit their peak in winter.
Many offer a great combination of sweet flavor and an acidic tang.
They're refreshing and can provide a nice mental boost during long, cold winters.
A healthy diet is made from more than just fruit.
Canadian scientists recently compared the cancer-protective properties of 33 vegetables and found that the most powerful tumor fighters—brussels sprouts, leeks, beets, and kale, are often among the ones least likely to land on your plate.
So we'd like to share what we think are the 5 fruits and 4 vegetables that you may want to add to your diet this winter.
If you find any of them hard to swallow, use our tips to unlock their flavor potential.
Our Best Winter Fruit #1
Pomegranate seeds are high in polyphenols, plant chemicals that fight inflammation.
Mix the seeds into oatmeal for more flavor and crunch.
Our Best Winter Vegetable #1
Remove the outer layer of leaves, trim the stems, and toss with olive oil and sea salt.
Place them on a baking sheet and roast at 425 degree-F until they're nicely browned.
Our Best Winter Fruit #2
The antioxidants in persimmons can help control diabetes and the cell damage it causes.
Serve the fruit with prosciutto and fresh mozzarella.
Our Best Winter Vegetable #2
Many restaurants offer potato and leek soup in the winter, but you can also finely slice leeks and add them to omelets, salads, and rice.
Our Best Winter Fruit #3
One kiwi contains about 100 milligrams of immunity-boosting vitamin-C.
Add kiwi slices to a spinach salad.
Our Best Winter Vegetable #3
Wrap one or two beets in foil and bake them in a 350 degree-F oven for an hour or until they're cooked through.
Then cut them into cubes to toss into a salad of greens and crumbled goat cheese.
Add a drizzle of walnut oil.
Our Best Winter Fruit #4
One cup of raw guava contains more than 8,500 micrograms of the antioxidant lycopene, which may help prevent coronary artery disease.
Pair it with blue cheese and figs for a great snack.
Our Best Winter Vegetable #4
To temper kale's bitter taste, gently sauté it with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, chopped garlic, and pine nuts.
Best Winter Fruit #5
Pomelos pack flavanones, a class of antioxidants that have been shown to help prevent the spread of cancerous cells.
Include them in a topping for a dessert sorbet.
...unfortunately, that's all the time we have for today.
We hope this information helps and you found some value in this edition!
Until next time, we want you to,
Live Longer & Live Younger!
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