Winter can mean a lot of things, colder weather, shorter days, less sunlight, heavier food- all of these things bring about health changes.
So while the seasons change, here are a few tips for staying healthier during a time when many experience a decline in good health.
Eating healthier during the winter months will ensure that winter eating doesn't stack on the kilos. Image courtesy of James Farmer/sxc.hu
Keeping the winter weight away
The winter just wouldn't be the same without the comfort food. Breads, pastas, casseroles, and heavier foods mean that on average, it's easier to add up the calories. That's why on average, people tend to gain weight in winter.
There are ways to avoid this weighty dilemma by serving highly nutritious, tasty food even when temperatures plunge below freezing. Helpful tips include:
Eat enough fiber, especially in the form of fruits and vegetables.
Serve fruits and vegetables that are in-season; they will taste much better than out-of-season produce.
Substitute high-fiber sweet potatoes for high-carbohydrate potatoes.