Winters are here-The nutrient edition

So, winters are here (here at least) and I decided to write a particular blog on food & nutrients you should be consuming during these cold times. Generally, if we are having a healthy and balanced diet, then we don’t need to do anything new for the winter (other than wearing warm clothes). But, if we are lacking somewhere in the diet, we need to put extra care into the diet.

I present you nutrients that you should be consuming these winters. The best part of these is, you can easily obtain them from seasonal foods.

At first, I thought to make a chart for these nutrients with 3 columns, but then I thought how about sharing it in FGW‘s style (because I haven’t seen many doing that kind of thing).

Let’s have a quick look at these and make sure you save and share them.

Those were nutrients that you should have in your diet. Include lots of green leafy veggies, seasonal veggies, citrus fruits, and dry/dried fruits in your diet.

Up next, we have 6 special foods, that you should try these winters (I am sure you’re already having them, just a reminder).

These may look simple, but trust me these are harder to make in comparison to writing blogs. And, FGW believes that why waste time reading lengthy blogs when all the information can be obtained in a fun manner. Let me know if these are unclear to you, and I’ll send you personally.

If you still think, that’s not enough, then I have 2 more blogs for you โ‡‰ Winter is coming!!, and Winter is here. You can read them for additional information.

And, that brings us to the end of this blog. Make sure you comment (I care about comments more than likes) if you have learned something of value. If not, then please guide me on how I can improve.

Also, tell me if you like winters and what’s the minimum temperature you experience in your city.

Until next time, stay warm and keep shining.

103 responses to “Winters are here-The nutrient edition”

  1. Mmm… I love spinach, just seeing the word makes me hungry. I’ve never heard of Ghee, I want to try that.

    Winters aren’t so bad in the southwest part of the US. Today it was about 71 F. I think the lowest I’ve experienced out here was maybe 30 F. When I lived on the east coast winters were veryyyyyy different. Much colder and always gray.

    • Ohhh you Popeye or something ๐Ÿ˜€
      Ghee is widely used in Indian cooking. The purest ghee is super healthy.
      Oh ho! I’m not fan of winters, but yeah somehow I tolerate it due to certain food.
      Happy Thanksgiving ๐Ÿฆƒ

      • Haha it just tastes so good.
        My favorite part about winter is fire. I love fireplaces, firepits. So cozy. Thank you! ๐Ÿฆƒ

      • I recommend you palak paneer (palak is spinach, paneer is cottage cheese, avoid tofu)
        Fire sounds fun especially during winters.
        Just dry the skin
        Have a firey day ๐Ÿ”ฅ

  2. I’am not that much fond of anything in the list. I like Jaggery little, I like milk little, I like dates little everything little little. But I’m a pure veggie person๐Ÿ˜Š

  3. Loved your post and your infographics … very artistic/creative. Vit D deficiency can be a major problem in Scotland in the winter. We just don’t get enough sunlight. I take supplements just be be sure, but eat lots of fresh fruit and veggies. In fact, I’ll be making a salad soon for lunch

    • Ohhh
      I never got chance to talk to anyone from a beautiful country called Scotland.
      Have you got tested about Vit D?
      Like if you are not deficient, you may not need supplements. Fruits and veggies sound great. Let me know some recipe, I would love to learn. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Scotland in the winter can be very dull with little natural light. It’s common advice here to take supplements. Typically it gets light about 8.30 am and starts to get dark about 3.30 in December

        If I find good recipes, I’ll share them, but usually they accompany meat or fish

      • Ohhh interesting!!
        I didn’t know that days are shorter there.
        Here it light up around 7 am in morning (during winters) and start getting dark around 6:30 pm. I will search more about Scotland. Thanks for visiting.

  4. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas and suggestions regarding winter. I do usually eat a lot of fruit and vegetables; all different types and different colours. I like your infographics – they always make your posts so readable, understandable and interesting (and enjoyable). I’ve heard of ghee, but I don’t actually know where this comes from – it’s like oil or butter or something similar, I think? I could be miles out, of course! I would also add the mineral Magnesium, which I take regularly. It’s meant to help you sleep well as well as having other good properties. I can send you a link to more information if you like, although I’m sure you’re able to research this more for yourself. Great information as always, my friend. Thank you.

    The temperature here in my part of the UK is about 8C today and will be about 2C tonight. In the middle of winter, the temperatures can easily go down to -4C. Not sure what that is in F.

    • Ghee is actually made of milk. So, you can’t have it, sorry. I do not know if ghee is also possible to make with soya milk etc. It’s generally made of cow/buffalo milk. Magnesium is an indeed a great thing that helps you in sleep. I think, I have mentioned it somewhere in my blog ๐Ÿค”. I will work on that further. Yes, I would like to have that link.
      Here also, temp can go 2ยฐ C at nights. Last year, it wasn’t cold enough, let’s see this year. We are just getting started.
      You take good care, time for you to shine is coming soon.

  5. Just drank some turmeric with milk while reading this haha. Also I hear radishes are really great for your health in winter. So I made a huge batch of radish kimchi.

  6. All The food you suggested for winters are super cool for warmness but you forget winter Ladu ,Gaajar ka halwa ,moong ka halwa ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ™ƒI hope you know that.๐Ÿ˜Œ.Nice post ,can say delicious and filled with Nutritions .๐Ÿ™Thank you so much for share.

  7. I simply love ghee and dates!
    That’s why I love winters!

    A blog idea though- tell us about workout routine during winters because I literally have to push myself out of the blankets.

    • My workout routine is very much like the summers.
      I go to gym regularly, losing weight so need to stay consistent. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ.
      If you can workout, then try to workout during the day, after 10.
      You tell me about your routine, maybe we can do some things here and there.
      Ps- I’ve commented on your latest blog “how to solve your problems”, it went into the spam. Please check.

      • It gets difficult to workout, my intership is kicking off in full force. So, not possible to do it after 10.

        About the comment, I searched it up in my WordPress notifications, but there are none!
        I think it’s the WordPress glitch Pooja was talking about in one of her posts. Damn, it’s irritating!!

      • Wow! I didn’t know such a thing existed on WordPress until you mentioned it!
        Thank you!
        About my workout, I agree, I should probably add a 15 min walk here and there throughout my day. Probably that will help.
        Thanks again!

      • Majorly comments goes into the spam.
        Even comments from regular commenter can go to spam section.
        I never randomly like, I make sure to drop a comment.
        You can add walk throughout the day. Like when phone you can walk while talking. You can also walk after lunch and dinner. Power of walking should not be ignored. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

      • You can do little things.
        I don’t know much about your Divya or your goals.
        If you want to stay fit.
        You can add workout throughout your day. Which is what I like to do.

  8. Fabulous Devang. LOVE the charts, FGW so colorful and useful with sound recommendations. Great chart to print for the fridge. I’m eating turkey soup with loads of veggies and dates as we speak and a date. Yum!!!
    You might be vegan but when I have clients that are low in iron for the consumption ratio, liver is the best source and numbers improve rapidly if people incorporate them and add to their diets.

    • Hey thanks ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
      Now that you have said that such things can be printed and stick on the fridge, I will make them more eye friendly ๐Ÿ™‚.
      Turkey soup sounds interesting ๐Ÿ˜Š
      However it’s hard to find a turkey here.
      Definitely liver ia great source of everything. But, certain things are hard to find here. People are mode inclined towards chicken,mutton and certain fish. I like chicken. ๐Ÿ˜›

      • you’re so welcome!!! WOULD BE AWESOME AND YOU COULD SELL THEM AS A THOUGHT. lmk if you do there was one spelling error i would change.
        Really good but same as chicken.
        If you’re writing for everyone, adding all of it in is helpful but if you are targeting a certain population, then yes, just add to accamodate them IMHO

      • I would like to know little more about what you said in the end? ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
        Yes, I’m writing for everyone and I want to make it more user friendly, what changes should I do?
        I will take care of spelling mistake the next time. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

      • when you say in the chart you catches the flu.. it’s just catch (I think that’s an English/ Indian thing but if you are writing in English, you may want to change it.

        IMHO: In my humble opinion ๐Ÿ˜‚

        I would just add some info about liver as well, that’s it. Love that you combine Ayurvedic as well! ๐Ÿ‘

      • I swear I had that in mind. But grammarly said to make it catches and I changed it again. Sometimes I get this confusion of 2 English, like one English wants it learnt, another says learned is good. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ˜….
        I will make sure to add info about liver and non veg food options in future. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  9. Great post, now I know I’m having good nutrients like ghee ( homemade), salad , saag i don’t know the ingredients used in making but it’s green in color so, I think it’s healthy.
    I don’t like milk but yesterday my mom prepared milk with dates and it tasted so good and I loved the taste.

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