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3 Foods To Fortify Your Body During Winter

3 Foods To Fortify Your Body During Winter

 

 

Winter is fast-approaching, and that means harsh winds and bitter cold temperatures, plus lots of dry air and illnesses. Here are 3 foods you can incorporate into your everyday eating to help keep your body fortified during the winter months.

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Green Tea

Most everyone knows that vitamin C is key to a healthy immune system. But did you know that drinking green tea can also boost the ability to fight off viruses? Green tea contains antioxidants called catechins, which are known to have flu-fighting properties, according to Health.com.

 

The tea also contains theophylline, which opens airways to aid in easier breathing if mucus is present. Green tea has also been shown to raise metabolism and reduce risk of heart disease. It also aids in reactivating dying skin cells Experts recommend drinking two or three cups a day for optimum benefits.

 

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Broccoli

“The unique combination of emollient oils and fatty acids in broccoli can make hair stronger and more lustrous,” said Dr. Charles Crutchfield, a clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Because of the lack of moisture in the air, hair can be brittle and easily damaged during winter. Any foods with a good dose of omega-3 fatty acids (such as broccoli) will help soothe stressed strands.

 

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Cocoa

The antioxidants in cocoa protect the body from free radicals that can damage cells, according to the National Institute of Health. Need more convincing? A study published in the August edition of the journal Hypertension showed that flavanols — the main type of flavonoids, or antioxidants, found in cocoa and chocolate — may even improve mild cognitive impairment in the elderly..

 

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Makeba Giles is a Digital Content Producer and Founder of Faith Health and Home, a digital space with information and resources for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being to help families live an inspired lifestyle.

faithhealthandhome@yahoo.com

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DjRelAt7
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3 of my favorite things, except I have had to cut back on the hot chocolate as heated milk seems to hurt me 🙁 …now where’s my green tea 🙂

Makeba Giles

Greetings DjRelat7! Yes thes are 3 of my favorites too–especially during the cold winter months! ~Thank you so much for sharing here with me! 🙂

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