It is said that food should be done according to the season. Eating seasonal foods is considered very healthy as their nutrients are well retained. For example, Bajra is a winter food, but its intake should be reduced in the summer season. Similarly, the availability of vitamin D from sunlight is less in winter than in summer. Therefore, to maintain balance in the body, one should eat according to the season. It is better to eat hot soups and cooked vegetables in this weather. So in the summer season, salads and cold smoothies can be made a part of the diet. Let us tell below what nutritionist and lifestyle teacher Karishma Chawla has to say about seasonal food…

Karishma Chawla says in a conversation with an English website that during the winter season, I recommend eating honey, nuts, seeds, onions, garlic and apples, and other fiber-rich fruits. Raw salads, sauerkraut, sprouts, and good lean proteins should be taken. The emphasis should be on foods rich in antioxidants, zinc along with good fats.

Green leafy vegetables, broccoli, parsley, capsicum, nuts, whole grains, apples, carrots, and papaya should be included in the diet for sources of vitamins C and E.

For the source of zinc, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, poultry, beans, cashews, curd, almonds, peas, chickpeas, and mushrooms should be eaten.

For good fat, coconut oil, olive oil, flaxseed, walnuts, almonds, chia, and eggs should be included in the diet.

On whether there are any foods to avoid in winter, Chawla says, "I don't see any reason to restrict any food item in winter. I emphasize that cold weather can give us reasons to indulge in hot, spicy, and ground foods. We should avoid eating fried junk foods, and sugar. Rest in every healthy food we can take.

For hot foods, hot tea, coffee, hot milk, and herbal tea can be taken. But don't add sugar to it. You can use stevia instead.