Cold Weather and Healthy Eating

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After a long day in the cold, nothing is more comforting than a bowl of hot chicken noodle soup or vegetable soup. Just because we might be inside more during this time of year doesn’t mean that we give up on nutrition and physical activity. This is just the time of year to really make good nutrition choices. By eating the right kinds of foods and keeping warm, we can do our part to keep our bodies healthy. Make sure you and your family eat a variety of foods to get all of the vitamins and minerals you need. There are certain foods to eat in the winter with a greater benefit than others. Such as:

  • Root vegetables
  • Oatmeal
  • Soup
  • Broccoli and cauliflower

Eating and drinking something hot increases the sensation of being warm. Baked casseroles, potpies, hearty stews and soups are satisfying. A hot meal in the kitchen often makes the entire kitchen become warmer. Just as you shouldn’t overdo ice cream during the dog days of summer, you shouldn’t live on a steady diet of hot chocolate and cooking during winter. Keep your body healthy this winter by eating the right foods and exercising.