HEALTHIEST FOODS THAT WILL KEEP YOU WARM IN WINTERS
Winter has come with a lot of treats to offer, chilly weather, warm stylish clothes, languid mornings, comfortable long nights, hot drinks, captivating celebrations, social gatherings especially shadi season is full on during winter, and the most important thing is the delicious yummy desi foods which comes as a special treat for us to keep us warm and healthy against the chilly breeze in winter.
During winter when the temperature falls the digestion of the body slows down to conserve energy and keep our body warm. This is one of the reasons why we feel lazy and sleep and we gain weight during winters.
Here are some natural foods that keep you healthy and warm during winters, they lift your energy levels to get you through the cool winters. Make sure to keep these items in your kitchen!!
Honey is without any doubt the best winter food. Honey is warm in nature and its regular consumption keeps the body warm. It is useful for keeping cold, cough and flu under control and strengthens the immune system. WHO prescribes honey as a natural cough cure. Honey helps in increasing good cholesterol levels in the body which helps in weight loss. It improves digestion and reduces stress hormone in the body. Honey must be consumed on a regular basis to stay warm, healthy and fit.
Take it directly or with Luke warm water before taking anything else during winters.
Eggs are the best source of vitamins, amino acids, proteins, healthy fat and minerals thus are the nutrient dense food. It is vital to eat eggs during winters and they are in huge demand during winters. The best part of egg is they keep us warm and they are low in calories. They are known to boost body’s metabolism.
Take whether boiled, scrambled, poached or omelet. Eggs are great to start your day with!
Ginger has the thermo genic properties that help in keeping you warm during winters. It is used to make tea that makes you feel warm when the temperature drops too low. It is a common remedy for any winter ailment like cold and cough. It is very useful in improving the blood flow, boosts metabolism and your immune system. It is an effective antibiotic and reduces inflammation and arthritis.
Just add a piece of chopped ginger to regular cooking or brew a hot ginger tea which is ideal for the winter season.
Desi ghee is a type of clarified butter which is easy to digest and keeps the body warm. It has many health benefits as it helps in digestion, prevent constipation, increases immunity and protects body against cold and flu. The best easily digestible all fats is desi ghee. Desi ghee is the best option to keep the body heat in balance during the winters.
You can add few drops of ghee in your food or could cook food in ghee.
Sesame seeds have the inherent property of increasing the body temperature. So to keep your bodies warm during winters use the sesame seeds. They are used in halwas, you can take it raw to keep warm. They have iron and calcium which strengthen the bones and muscles, and have healthy fats. If you cannot eat it in a raw form, you can also switch to sesame oil for winters.
Almonds, cashew and raisins helps to produce heat in the body. Dry fruits are a real treat during winters. They help in curing anemia and other diseases caused do to deficiency of iron and vitamins. They have antioxidants that fight any free radicals that weaken your immune system. You can much them as it is or make halwa and top it with lots of dry fruits.
This super food is full of antioxidants which help keep you strong and healthy during winter. Drinking pomegranate juice might improve blood flow. They also have anti inflammatory properties.
You can make fruit cocktail, smoothies and salads with this superfood.
They are the vegetables that grow below the soil like radish, turnip, beets and sweets potatoes. They are good to keep the body warm as their digestion is slower which generates more heat.
They include lemons, limes, oranges and grape fruits. They are the juiciest and can add sunshine to the winters. They are loaded with vitamin C and flavonoids. The potassium present in these fruits protects your skin from harmful ultra violet sun rays.
Cereals and grains are known for keeping the body nice and warm. It is one of the best winter breakfasts because it is warm and comforting. They give you constant source of energy as they are digested slowly and release energy in the process. They can be cooked with milk or rice and it can be topped with honey.
Soups are the special food during winter.Nothing can beat a bowl of hot steaming soup.It is very nutritious as it contains meat and corns and vegetables.Have a bowl of soup and keep yourself warm.
Winter is the time full of fun; take some healthy and seasonal foods to keep you warm and healthy. Stay active during winters and take care of your diet.