Brace yourself, winter is coming and as we rise to darkened skies and weather beaten roads, toil away at work only for the nights to roll in earlier and earlier it is easy to slip into the old habit of comfort eating.
We have all done it, curled up in front of the TV, closed the curtains and snacked but a poor diet can lead to poor skin so maintaining a healthy diet through these harsh winter months is important.
Our skin will have to endure quite dramatic temperature changes as we come in from the cold and giving it a fighting chance to combat that is important if you want to stay looking fresh.
Here are some great winter foods that are healthy and can offer your body the fuel to fight off the bugs and fatigue that usually accompany the undesirable weather that we are all set to endure.
Pomegranates and Pomegranate juice are proving to be more and more popular and with them offering health benefits that can only be a good thing. High in antioxidants, it has been suggested that as little as one cup of juice a day can make a difference.
Taking advantage of the generous amounts of dark leafy greens on our supermarket shelves is also a great way to make sure your body is getting what it needs. A great source of vitamins A, C and K things like kale, chard and collards are a great option.
If you are looking for a snack to brighten up your day look no further than citrus like lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruit. A great source for Vitamin C they make a great alternative to traditional winter fare.
Potatoes might get a bad rap but can provide you with much needed vitamins and fibre in the winter as well as bulking out a meal.
Finally the Winter Squash family including butternut, acorn, delicata and spaghetti squash can offer high vitamin, potassium and folate levels while having few calories.
Just try to remember that we are not bears that need to bulk up and hibernate. Taking care of your health will leave you with a healthier body and appearance.
Snowberry Lane Clinic fully promotes a healthy lifestyle and you can find out more about us here.