Protein: We are more prone to overeating during the winter months. So adding protein to your diet will prevent you from feeling hungry at random times. Sprucing up your meals with lean protein will keep you full and satisfied, and prevent you from craving carbs such as cookies and pastries. Protein is the most satiating macronutrient, and it is important for weight loss, muscle toning, and healthy hair and nails.
Vitamin D 2
Vitamin D: The easiest way to get Vitamin D is through sun exposure, but this can be difficult to do during the winter months. Low levels of Vitamin D can cause obesity, celiac disease, kidney and liver disease. It can cause depression and even schizophrenia. Some easy ways to keep your Vitamin D levels up during winter months include eating mushrooms, salmon, oysters, halibut, shrimp and cod. If your diet is not a viable way to get sufficient Vitamin D, then supplements are also available.
Omega 3 fatty acids 3
Omega 3 fatty acids: Depression is very common in winter, which makes it essential to for your mental health, which could take a hit when the weather is gloomy. Omega 3 fatty acids are perfect for that. They protect you against the symptoms of depression. A research study showed that the participants who took cod liver oil consistently were 30% less likely to experience depression than those who didn't. Low levels of Omega 3 acids can also impair cognition and even cause Alzheimer's disease.
Warming foods 5
Warming foods: During incredibly cold winter mornings, when you crave something to keep you warm you might not have to look further than your kitchen. You see, there are certain foods that have this innate ability to increase your internal temperature. Some of them work by pushing blood to our body's surface, and increasing energy expenditure during the digestive process. Eating spicy foods is the best way to stay warm during winter. Other warming foods include cruciferous vegetables and root vegetables.