5 Healthy Foods in Season this Winter

Stay healthy this season by including these foods in your diet.

1. Oranges

Winter is when citrus is at its peak. One orange meets your daily value of vitamin C, a nutrient that helps prevent colds & sniffles in the winter by keeping your immune system healthy. It may also help protect against serious conditions like cancer.

2. Butternut squash

Winter squashes contain carotenoids. Diets high in these plant pigments are associated with reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, and age-related macular degeneration.

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3. Kale

It’s a source of glucosinates, which help destroy cancer-causing compounds. Serve raw kale shredded in a salad to help preserve these protective plant chemicals.

 4. Onions

Onions contain probiotics and a of non-digestible carbohydrate that fosters protective bacteria in your gut.

5. Cranberries

They have compounds that may decrease inflammation in the body and help stop cancer cells from spreading.

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