12 Foods to Keep You Warm these Winters

12 Foods to Keep You Warm these Winters

Including these foods in your daily life will help you keep toasty in the cold weather. These foods have the tendency to increase the internal body temperature and also have multiple health benefits. Keep reading to find out more!

  1. Turmeric
    Take a pinch of Turmeric in warm milk before going to bed to keep you warm. It also boosts immunity and helps cure cold and cough.

  2. Chili
    Chilies contain the compound capsaicin, which makes a burning or stinging sensation that creates heat in your body. So adding a little spice to your daily meals can help increase your body temperature.

  3. Teas
    There's nothing better than curling up on the couch, wrapped in a blanket with a steaming cup of tea. Tea contains a variety of great health benefits that can help you get through the winter. 

  4. Ginger
    Ginger is known to have thermogenic properties that help increase body temperature. It also boosts immunity, and since winter is the season of cold and flu, consuming this root can be a good idea.

  5. Honey
    Honey is considered warm in nature. It is a staple in Ayurvedic medicines for cough and cold. It contains small quantities of antigens that help in building up immunity.

  6. Garlic
    Winter is said to affect the proper functioning of heart. Garlic is a potent vasodilator and improves circulation by helping to prevent the blood from clumping together.

  7. Cinnamon
    The consumption of cinnamon boosts the metabolism which results in warming of the body. Cinnamon also helps lose weight.

  8. Jaggery
    Consuming jaggery in winters helps in generating heat in the body, thus keeping you warm inside. It contains a number of vitamins and minerals like phosphorous, iron, magnesium and potassium. You can make delicious jaggery and dry fruit laddoos that will give you a boost of energy when you feel lazy during the winters.

  9. Dry fruits
    Dry fruits like almonds, walnuts, dates etc are capable of generating heat in the body. You can add them in salads, milk or eat them raw.

  10. Amla/Indian Gooseberry
    It is a major ingredient in Chyawanprash taken during winters. Amla is one of the richest sources of Vitamin C.

  11. Pepper
    Pepper is the quintessential winter spice that helps keep the body warm and it also helps prevent cold and flu. You can read more about its health benefits here.

  12. Sesame Seeds
    Sesame seeds are great for warming your body which is why they are often used in Indian sweets like tilkutta, til ladoos, til papdi etc. Sesame seed oil is also very effective and can be used in the winters.

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