Winter holidays always come with sumptuous festive meals, which is why they are often associated with food poisoning. Therefore, the key word for this season when it comes about food is “moderation”. Furthermore, nutritionists recommend including in our Christmas menu some foods just as tasty, but healthier that our heavy traditional meals.
- Squash - its health benefits include preventing cancer, reducing the symptoms of diabetes, strengthening the immune system and preventing heart diseases.
You can mix it up with some garlic, parsley and olive oil, bake it for 30 minutes and you can enjoy a delicious side for any main course.
- Fish - the high content of vitamin D that can be found in the fish can help fight winter depression and it helps increasing the amount of serotonin in our body. Also, the fatty acids help strengthen the heart and can even reduce the risk of heart disease.
One of the healthiest and tastiest ways to cook fish is poaching. Place te fish on a bed of herbs, cover everything with vegetable broth and let simmer for about 4-6 minutes. There you go: a delicious main course in no time!
- Ginger - among other benefits that it has for our health, ginger is known for relieving flu symptoms, reducing joint inflammations and improving our blood flow. Ginger can be used in one of the most specific Christmas cookie: gingerbread.
To get the perfect gingerbread, let the dough rest in the fridge for at least 10 minutes before baking. Also, don’t forget adding cinnamon and nutmeg for that special taste.