To brighten your meals and to fill your nutrient recommendations, it is important to include lots of colorful, whole foods in your diet. It may sound silly, but the more colorful and unprocessed your meal is, the more health benefits it provides. Eating nutritious foods can also boost your mood and regulate your body. We compiled a list of bright, nutritious foods for you to enjoy during the fall and winter, when SAD hits hard. These foods may not treat the disorder but the nutritional benefits will leave you feeling healthy and happy.
Think spinach, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts, which are high in vitamin C and a substance called sulforaphane. Sulforaphane has been shown to kill cancer cells and keep healthy cells healthy. The vitamin C content will strengthen the immune system, keeping your healthy during the cold and flu months.