Stay up to date on what the freshest vegetables are this winter. Even if there is snow on the ground, you can be sure that there will be green on your plate.
There’s More to Winter Than Pies and Cranberries
Sometimes we can get so wrapped up in the spirit of the holidays that we forget to keep up with our best nutritional intentions. From pies to turkey to ham, to more pie, a person could wonder, “where are the greens?!”
Allow us to bring you those greens, and some added information that will surely spark some interest.
These mini cabbages are super high in antioxidants. Antioxidants help your body prevent or stop cell damage. Pretty cool, right?
According to Health Line, Brussels sprouts are “low in calories, but high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals.”
Brussels sprouts are especially high in vitamin K and vitamin C.
Vitamin K: Essential for the formation of blood clots that stop bleeding.
Vitamin C: Is linked with enhancing immunity against pathogens.
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Beets are about as rich in vitamins and minerals as they are rich in color. They also contain dietary nitrates, which have been linked to improving athletic performance.
According to Health Line, “nitrates appear to affect physical performance by improving the efficiency of mitochondria, which are responsible for producing energy in your cells.”
So if you want to be like your favorite athlete, you might want to consider adding more beets to your diet.
Beets have also been linked to increased blood flow to the frontal lobe of the brain. The frontal lobe is used in decision making, memory, and critical thinking.
Eat some beets, and see if you feel smarter.
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The reason why eating a carrot is associated with having great eyesight is because carrots are packed with an antioxidant called beta-carotene.
Beta-carotene converts to vitamin A, which is an essential vitamin for healthy eyes and skin.
Fun Fact: Vitamins are called “essential” if they’re not naturally produced in your body. As in, it’s essential for you to consume something in order to possess that vitamin.
Eating carrots have also been linked to lowering cholesterol levels. High cholesterol levels can lead to heart disease.
You may also snack on carrots if you have intentions to lose weight. Carrots act as a suitable caloric intake if you’re hungry and can help your cravings by curbing hunger.
Check out some Chef’d meal kits that feature carrots:
This Winter, It’s Easy to be Green
What are your favorite vegetables to eat year round? What’s your favorite bit of green to have on your plate? Do you prefer to eat your vegetables, or would you rather juice them? We always love to hear from you. Share your experiences with us by using the hashtag, #GetChefd and reach out anytime if you have questions.