5 winter fruits and veggies one nutritionist loves

January 15, 2015 10:00 AM

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5 winter fruits and veggies one nutritionist loves

I frequent my local farmer’s markets year round, and while I adore summer selections like berries, cherries, and melon, I also get excited for winter’s bounty. Here are five of my in-season favorites, why they’re so good for you, and easy, delicious ways to incorporate them into meals and snacks.

Beets One cup of beets contains more than 30 percent of your daily folate needs, a B vitamin that helps the nervous system function. Too little folate has been linked to mental fatigue, forgetfulness, and insomnia, and several common medications can deplete the body’s supply of folate, including cho...

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