Eat These Foods to Stay Healthy During Winter

Winter is peak season for colds and the flu, so keep your risks low by adding these health-boosting super foods into your daily meals.

Winter squash – With over ten different varieties, winter squash is a versatile and delicious vegetable that is also chock-full of vitamins. In fact, just one serving of butternut squash has 35 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin C. Click here for some great squash recipes to serve up at home.

Kale – Kale has been gaining in popularity and for good reason! A nutritional powerhouse, kale is loaded with vitamins A, C, and K and is an excellent source of the antioxidants your immune system needs to keep you healthy.

Green Tea – High in antioxidants, drinking green tea has been associated with health benefits for centuries and has even been shown to potentially reduce risks of cancer.

Turkey – Not only is turkey the most popular holiday meal of choice, it also has health benefits that can keep you healthy and energized during the cold winter season. Rich in protein and B vitamins, turkey is low in fat and easy to incorporate into meals or use in place of other meats that are high in saturated fats.

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.