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Five veggies to include in your diet this winter

2 years ago by Lor

Just because winter’s here doesn’t mean you should stop being healthy and restrict your diet to stodge only, although it is tempting when all you want to do is stay in and watch David Attenborough box-sets.

Here are our favourite winter vegetables to keep you from hibernating during the cold season.

Sweet potato

These delicious tatties are fairly low on the glycemic index so are great for filling up without being weighed down. They’re full of fibre, vitamins A and C plus plenty of antioxidants to keep those winter germs at bay.

Beetroot

This amazing earthy vegetable contains betalains which are antioxidants that can help fight cancer and other degenerative diseases. Plus they’re rich in vitamins A, B, C as well as potassium and folate which aids digestion.

Carrot

The humble carrot! It’s packed full of beta-carotene which converts into vitamin A once it’s in the body. Vitamin A is essential for a strong immune system, healthy eyes, skin and mucus membranes. Who knew your bunny’s favourite could be so good for you?

Parsnip

Love yourself and eat parsnips! The sweet root vegetable contains high levels of potassium which reduces blood pressure and stress on the heart. They can also help reduce cholesterol because they are high in soluble fibre which is key to the digestive process.

Onion

They might make you cry but they make your body happy. They’re low in calories, high in vitamin C and full of flavour which is why they’re always used as the base for soups, sauces and curries.

What’s your favourite winter vegetable?