On a winter’s day you can’t go past soups, roasts and oats. Not only are they hearty and comforting, they can provide a range of valuable nutrients.
Eating well means your body will be nourished with all the nutrients it needs, boosting immunity and leaving you better equipped to fight off germs and bugs that cause winter sniffles. You’ll feel your best, so you’ll be more likely to get out and about, rather than hibernating. And it can help you avoid winter weight gain, reducing your risk of health issues down the track.
Wintery flavours of garlic, rosemary and cinnamon are the perfect ingredients to have on hand. Their scent brings cosiness into your home, and for many they bring memories of warm and comforting winter meals made with love.
- Garlic contains the antioxidant allicin, which has anti-viral properties and may help reduce your risk of catching colds. It is also adds a flavour punch to a hearty chicken soup.
- Rosemary is one of the most aromatic herbs. It’s a nice addition to roast lamb and roasted root vegetables. When combined with wintery vegetables you have a fibre-rich and flavoursome meal.
- Cinnamon is a great addition to a warm bowl of oats. There is emerging science that explores cinnamon as a potential way to control blood glucose levels. Plus, it’s so flavoursome you can put away the brown sugar.