Did you know that winter is the best season to improve
immunity? Amazingly, seasonal fruits and vegetables aids in providing more
nourishment to the body.
modern day food processing techniques have made all fruits and vegetables
available throughout the year, there are benefits with consuming seasonal fruits
in the specific season. Seasonal fruits are grown naturally and are exposed to
less chemicals/pesticides. Therefore,
In winter, you
need to make sure his/her diet is filled with nutritious and vitamin-packed
items. The best balance is one-third protein and two-thirds vegetables and
fruits. Below points will help you chart a meal that will make your child stay warm
and healthy during the winter.
changes are a fantastic time to introduce some new foods into his diet.
Seasonal fruits are of high water content which stimulates appetite and it will
give your baby that boost of Vitamin C he/she needs to fight off a cold. Citrus
fruits, being high in vitamins such as vitamin A and C these fruits help in
boosting immunity. They also prevent illnesses that are common in winter such
as cold and flu.
Underground/rooted fruits and vegetables
that in which the edible part grows beneath the surface of the ground is
usually warming Underground vegetables like carrot, potato, onions, garlic,
radish, yams, sweet potatoes, beets, turnips, etc, are good to keep your body
leafy vegetables like spinach, mint leaves, fenugreek leaves, etc. are a good
source of beta-carotene, folate and vitamin C - that help fight disease and step
up your immunity.
Protein rich diet
cereals and pulses have high energy and protein required to keep your energy
levels up during winter. If you’re bringing up your child as non-vegan you can,
meat is best to fill his protein requirement.
are winter super foods. They provide you all the required nutrients, vitamins
and heat thus forming a good source of energy. For children, they work well to
satisfy a sweet craving.
Spices, seeds and herbs
ginger, turmeric, black pepper, fenugreek, ajwain seeds are all warm spices that
gives protection against colds and fever, stimulates digestion and helps
Choose from all forms
daily meal plans, include a handful of nuts in the breakfast, use veggies in
the main course and add some slices of fruits to your snack time. Most
importantly, make it look appealing to your child.