During winter, eating the right foods is important to keep our bodies healthy. Short days, cold weather, and less sunlight can make us feel down and make our skin look dull. But adding these 5 foods to your winter diet can improve your overall glow and mood, even on the coldest days.


Root Vegetables

Root vegetables like sweet potatoes, carrots, and beets are delicious and packed with nutrients that will help you stay healthy and glowing throughout the winter season. These veggies are full of vitamin A, essential for maintaining healthy and youthful-looking skin. You can roast them, mash them, or even spiralize them into noodles for a twist on your favorite pasta dishes.



Turmeric is a spice that contains curcumin and is a natural anti-inflammatory with mood-brightening properties. This spice boosts mood, reduces anxiety, and improves brain function. Add turmeric to your curry, roasted vegetables, coffee, and lattes for an extra boost.


Winter Berries

Berries like blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries are packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that can help to improve skin health and boost mood. They are also low in calories and high in fiber, which makes them great for weight loss. Add berries to your diet by eating them fresh, frozen, or blended into a smoothie. I love having a PB&J rice cake for a treat- a whole rice cake, a smear of almond butter, smashed raspberries (and a dollop of whipped cream!). You can also use them to make a healthy and delicious fruit salad.



Pomegranates are an excellent source of ellagic acid, which is a natural compound that helps protect collagen and prevent skin damage. Pomegranate also contains punicalagin, which has been shown to promote healthy blood flow and reduce inflammation. Use the arils, the little juicy seed-like things inside the pomegranate, on yogurt, oatmeal, or salads for a touch of sweetness and crunch. Feeling fancy? Muddle them into a homemade vinaigrette for a vibrant salad dressing.


Citrus Fruits

Citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruits, and clementines are packed with vitamin C, which is crucial for maintaining healthy skin and supporting our immune system. Adding citrus fruits to your diet is a great way to boost mood and energy levels during these darker months. You can enjoy them as a snack, add them to your salads for a pop of flavor, or squeeze some fresh juice into your morning water.


Bonus! Dark Chocolate

Who said you can’t have chocolate while still eating healthily? Dark chocolate (70% or higher) is loaded with antioxidants and has been shown to boost our mood and relieve stress. It’s a great treat for satisfying sugar cravings without consuming empty calories. You can indulge in a few pieces as a treat or add to your oatmeal or smoothies to add a touch of sweetness.

These 5 foods are perfect for Winter and will give you a glow up and boost your mood. Check out this article for other foods to eat for healthy skin.

Amy with a food plate