Winter foods high in vitamins and nutrients

The Vitl Nutrition Team / Dec 12, 2017

People don't tend to think of Winter full of healthy foods but we're here to prove you wrong with our top picks for this season.

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Kale

Kale is part of the Cruciferous vegetable family that comes into its own this season. Kale is packed with vitamin A, C, B6 and K as well as minerals manganese, copper and calcium. If that wasn’t enough to get you to add it to your smoothies or scrambled eggs, kale is also a great source of fibre to help with digestion and slow down the release of sugar into your blood, keeping you fuller for longer. 

Try it with our winter Mediterranean stew recipe

Pomegranates

Producing little red jewels that can top pretty much anything, pomegranates are stuffed with antioxidants, which can help prevent oxidation of cholesterol and thus prevent build up in your arteries. 

They're absolutely delicious on top of this harissa and aubergine cauliflower "couscous"!

Beetroot 

This deeply coloured vegetable is full of antioxidants, which give it its colour. Beetroot is also a great source of vitamin A, C and folate, and also is a source of potassium.  

This easy roast beetroot hummus makes a great winter snack.

Artichokes

Artichokes are a source of vitamin C and folate, and also contain magnesium, copper, phosphorus and potassium. Most crucially, however, artichokes are full of fibre which help to feed the good bacteria in your gut, so make a great choice for your digestive health.  

Roast artichokes really make a salad - try them in our winter warmer salad recipe. 

Squash

Whether you go for acorn, butternut or spaghetti squash, this humble winter veg contains vitamins A, B6, folate, C and K as well as potassium, giving you a lot of nutritional bang for your buck.

Squash makes the perfect base for any soup, like in this comforting turmeric pumpkin soup

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