The Hush Post| 05:30pm | 2-min-read
Winter has already set in with temperatures dipping each day. In the winter chill, we usually feel a craving for hot meals and beverages. By adding healthy and nutritious food items to our diet, we can fulfill these cravings without going in for over-the counter processed foods. At the same time, our internal body temperature can also be maintained.
Here are some foods which can help us stay fit and warm. These food items are rich in protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats. High energy and protein foods provide the required fuel to combat the cold.
We all know that fish is one of the best source of protein. In winters, fatty fish are a very good option for any meal. Fatty fish, which include lake trout, salmon, tuna, mackerel and herring, are high in omega-3 fatty acids.This diet can fulfill the requirement of omega-3 fatty acid and are rich in proteins. The fatty fish diet has healthy acids that help in repairing tissues and formulate essential amino acids in our body.
Nuts and seeds
Nuts and seeds are also considered as a very good source of high protein. These super healthy snacks are quiet an intelligent option to keep us fit and warm. Nuts and seeds have vital fatty acids which have innumerable benefits. High protein nuts and seeds include hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, peanuts, almonds, pistachios, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, chia seeds, cashews,etc.
The universal all-time diet, eggs are not only rich in protein, but are also known to have rich content of vitamins B-12, zinc, iron, and vitamin A. The most important part of the egg is the yolk, so please don’t ditch it. It is the powerhouse of nutrients. Eggs can be added in any meal of the day in any form.
Pulses too are a wonderful source of nutrients. They are full of potassium, zinc, iron, and protein. Pulses are made up of about 20-25 per cent of protein by weight, which is double the protein content of wheat and triple that of rice. Amongst pulses, soyabean is the richest followed by malka masoor. Pulses are part of the legume family. Legume refers to the plants whose fruit is enclosed in a pod such as fresh peas and beans.