How to cook your veggies to boost their anti-inflammatory powers
Although we have sadly moved out of the summer fruit season, winter brings new delicious possibilities in the form of winter squash and hearty root veggies. These hearty veggies pack nutritional benefits and anti-inflammatory minerals and vitamins, but there are some extra changes that will make your winter veggies even more anti-inflammatory. Here are three ways to get the most bang for your buck when cooking winter veggies.
Toss them with spices and herbs: Spices such as turmeric, cinnamon, and rosemary pair well with most squash and will make your produce deliciously healthy. These also make a great addition to vegetables before blending into warming winter soups.
Deglaze with bone broth: Bone broth can stimulate the growth of new collagen, protect joints, and reduce inflammation, so substituting it in for all your broth needs is a great way to pack in more nutrients. Try freezing it in ice cube trays for easy addition to any recipe.
Enjoy anti-inflammatory fats: Cooking oils such as avocado or olive have anti-inflammatory properties and inflammation-fighting nuts and seeds make a great texture addition to any soup, salad, or veggie dish.
Cold winter weather can take a toll on your immune system, but incorporating hearty, enhanced winter veggies into your diet is a deliciously easy way to stay healthy and enjoy cozy winter meals all at once.
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