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Overlooked winter foods | The Indian Express

Overlooked winter foods

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Edible gum, known as goond, is a popular winter food in North India, celebrated for its warming properties and ability to maintain body temperature.

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Goond is a rich source of fibre, preventing constipation and digestive issues during the winter season.

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Praised for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, goond protects against oxidative stress, strengthens the immune system, and promotes joint health.

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Goond is high in carbohydrates, calcium, and magnesium, boosting energy levels and ensuring nutrition, especially for pregnant women.

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Hari Lassan, or green garlic, contains the antioxidant allicin, aiding in reducing cholesterol and preventing winter ailments like coughs and colds.

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The immune-boosting properties of hari lassan make it a valuable addition to winter diets, although further research is needed to substantiate potential anti-cancer properties.

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Turnips, or shalgam, are low in calories and rich in essential nutrients, antioxidants, and dietary fiber, offering numerous health benefits.

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Turnips contribute to heart health, bone health, and possess anti-inflammatory properties, making them a versatile and nutritious addition to winter meals.

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