Fruits, vegetables prove healthy option to prevent sickness during cold weather

As the sun hides behind the clouds and the temperature keeps dropping more and more each day, it is just about the time to replace your tees with cozy sweaters as well as making sure your body stays healthy by changing your daily fruits and veggies with the ones that are in season. 

It is very important to take care of your body at all times. However, students must be extra careful, especially when it comes to this time of the year when it’s pretty easy to get sick because even missing a day of school usually ends up with at least a week of endless stress. 

One of the best ways to maintain the well-being of your body is to be careful with what you eat; therefore, here is a list of goodies for cold weathers that’ll save you from blowing your nose all day, every day. 

  Apples   There’s a saying we’ve all heard growing up, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Well, it turns out it has a lot of truth to it. Chosen one of the top 10 healthiest foods, apples are continuously being praised as “miracle fruits.” 

From improving neurological health to reducing the risks of chronic diseases, apples have many benefits. Starting off as being one of the most effective antioxidants, apples are nutritional power houses because of the vitamins and minerals they contain. Vitamin C is one of the most important benefits of apples, which the intake of is highly advised during winter by medical professionals because it helps strengthening the immune system. 

Apples are also amazing fiber sources; fiber helps leveling one’s weight, therefore apples are heavily consumed within diets to lose weight as well as lowering cholesterol levels. 

Apples also house many minerals from calcium, which is mainly assumed to be only in animal products, to potassium, which helps maintain a healthy level of blood pressure. 

Pomegranates — Although it is quite a bit of a mess when one tries to peel and eat pomegranates, it is highly beneficial to the human body during this time of the year. Very similar to apples, pomegranates are also antioxidants that contain high levels of vitamin C. 

It may not always sound like the best idea to spend effort into a fruit that ends up staining your clothes, pomegranates are not only a unique taste when added on things from salads to various deserts, but are also a quite cute looking decoration. It appears that only the juice of a single pomegranate is enough to meet more than 40 percent of the daily requirement of vitamin C. Pomegranates are known to aid fight cancer and Alzheimer’s, as well as reduce the risk of heart diseases, mainly strokes.

Potatoes — I recently came across something on the Internet about a guy eating nothing but potatoes for a very long time to prove potatoes have all the nutritions the human body needs in order to be healthy. I don’t know how true it is; however, it was very interesting to even learn the possibility of our go-to food to be so nutritious. 

Potatoes are very delicious, and unlike most healthy things, parents struggle very little to make their kid eat them, and they are as healthy as they taste. 

Again, meeting half the requirement of your daily needed amount of vitamin C, potatoes also have more potassium than bananas. Improving blood-sugar control, potatoes break stereotypes of being the vegetable that is thought to harm your body more than they improve it in the eyes of society.

Root Vegetables  — Carrots may be most known because of our dear friend Bugs Bunny, and commonly-told-tales of all rabbits love of them, but they have a pretty good reputation for providing the body with complex carbs and starches that boost energy for the day. 

Likewise they are good sources of vitamins A and C, so root vegetables can assist in keeping one in school unbothered by the fever going around in school. Lowering rates of inflammations, which are shown to be the root cause of chronic diseases, and making your skin look flawless for bomb selfies, they are a natural treatment for biological full body repair.

Citrus Species — Probably the most important of all, citrus species such as oranges and grapefruits are filled with vitamin C. In addition to helping with eagle-like eyesight, citruses are also great alkalizers. They have a lot of alkaline minerals that help the digestive system. Oranges contain D-limonene, a compound that is famous for helping prevent cancer. On the other hand, the vitamin C and antioxidants are both very important to build bodies’ immunity, which helps prevent colds and infections.

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