Best Foods for Winter
During the colder months many of us suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), leaving us in a poor mood and often more vulnerable to viruses. Certain foods can raise our happy hormone serotonin and build our immune system:
- Oatmeal – stick to your ribs cereal. Whole grains keep your serotonin elevated and maintains your blood sugar levels.
- A sandwich consisting of a protein and whole grain keeps you awake and more energized as the daylight grows shorter. A chicken or peanut butter sandwich is perfect.
- Garlic is a virus and cold blasting foods. The chemical allicin stimulates the production of infection fighting white blood cells.
- And of course chicken soup - it really helps to clear your sinuses and reduce inflammation in your nose and throat. The best is to make it from scratch or better yet, call your mother!