Til Gul to tamarind; Rujuta Diwekar recommends 5 divine foods for winter season | Health

Winter is synonymous with delicious and nutritious food. Not only is there plenty to choose from but our digestive system is also supportive enough to allow us to indulge in hearty winter dishes that are not only mouth-watering, but packed with nutrients.

Although you may be tempted to have endless cups of coffee and eat junk food throughout the day, it won’t make you feel naturally warm and healthy. Eating seasonal fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds can keep immunity high amid rising cases of Omicron, the new alternative to Covid-19.

Celebrity dietitian Rujuta Dewikar always has some lesser-known gems to share with her followers whether it’s health tips or fitness spells. A staunch advocate of superfoods, the bestselling author of Indian Superfoods has used social media to share five winter foods people can enjoy and benefit from.

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Here are the 5 best divine winter dishes as suggested by Dewekar.


1. Cane sugar: It is a source of natural vitamins and minerals that refined sugar misses and also contains iron, magnesium, vitamin B1 and riboflavin. “Our oldest detox food, rejuvenates the liver and keeps skin glowing in the winter sun,” Dewekar says.

2. Bear: Berry or jujube helps improve blood circulation and is also excellent for your bone health. “It strengthens the immune system (great for kids who get sick a lot) and improves the variety of our diet,” says the nutrition expert.

3. Tamarind or Chincha: Tamarind is a storehouse of magnesium and is also rich in calcium. “Great digestive process, even the seeds make a crushing drink when mixed with yogurt,” says the best-selling author.

4. Amla: Amla, which is a powerhouse of nutrients, is one of the best sources of Vitamin C, the amazing antioxidant and immune booster. 100 grams of amla fruit contains about 700 grams of vitamin C. “Amla is the king of winter, fighting infections (and even the evil eye). Eat it alone, or as chyawanprash or sherbet or even muramba,” says Dewikar.

5. To yellow: Made with sesame and jaggery, Til Gul is a delicacy that people love to eat. “A delicious winter food containing essential fats, great for bones and joints,” wrote the nutritionist.

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