5 Seasonal Vegetables You Should Be Eating This Winter

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Last Reviewed: Gut-Hormone Connection, What to Eat Leave a Comment

As we move into the colder months the number of fresh seasonal vegetables begin to dwindle on the shelf. Although the variety may be less, there is a lot of nutritional value found in these 5 Seasonal Vegetables You Should Be Eating This Winter.

5 Seasonal Vegetables You Should Be Eating This Winter

Every vegetable on this list but carrots are part of the cruciferous family, which is known for being potent allies in cancer prevention. These antioxidant rich vegetables help your body detoxify and have anti-inflammatory benefits. Aim to get 3-5 servings of this group a week.

Brussel Sprouts

High in vitamin K & C. A good source of folate.


Red cabbage is one of the most nutrient dense varieties because of its pigments.


Rich in vitamin A, C, K and iron with lots of health benefits to go along with it. What isn't there to love about kale?


Cauliflower also supports a healthy digestive system, which is important in colder months when we tend to gravitate towards foods that can slow the gut down.


We all know these beauties protect our vision, but they also provide nutrients that aid our immune system.

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Dr. Jolene Brighten

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Dr. Jolene Brighten, NMD, is one of the leading experts in women’s medicine and is a pioneer in her exploration of the far-reaching impact of hormonal birth control and the little known side effects that impact health in a large way. In her best selling book, Beyond the Pill, she shares her clinical protocols aimed at supporting women struggling with symptoms of hormone imbalance, including Post-Birth Control Pill Syndrome and birth control related side effects. A trained nutritional biochemist and Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Brighten is the founder and Clinic Director at Rubus Health, an integrative women’s medicine clinic. She is a member of the MindBodyGreen Collective and has been featured in prominent media outlets such as Forbes, Cosmopolitan, ABC news, and the New York Post. Read more about me here.