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Since winters are approaching, we have started showing some sun to our warm clothes. Once the temperature drops even further, we would need these warm clothes. Besides using warm clothes, we also ought to keep our body warm from inside. For this, we need to consume foods, which are responsible for producing heat in the body, thus preventing us from teething cold. We bring to you a few ingredients, which will surely keep you warm and cozy this winter season.
Cinnamon is a wonder spice known for aiding weight loss, keeping cancer at bay and treating skin ailments. But what we do not know is that cinnamon is also helpful in keeping the body warm during winter months. So, add a pinch of it either to your desserts or your curries.
Ginger not only generated warmth inside the body but also ensures a proper functioning of digestive system. Moreover, ginger is also considered to be a powerful aphrodisiac. So, incorporate it in your salads, soups, curries and the most favorite of all, tea.
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Consuming seeds is quite essential during winters. It is so because their essential oils provide warmth to the body. Be it sesame, fennel, cumin and fenugreek, these seeds are a must-have during winters. Besides, these seeds are also a powerhouse of essential fatty acids and antioxidants.
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With the onset of winters, Indian grocery markets will get flooded with all sorts of peanuts, salted, spicy, roasted and what not. Peanuts help in keep the body warm owing to the presence of iron, vitamins and fiber in them. However, do not consume in excess as they may lead to weight gain and upset stomach as well.
The presence of vitamin B and magnesium in bananas helps the thyroid and adrenal glands in regulating the temperature of the body during cold months. Experts suggest that one large size banana is sufficient for about 10 per cent magnesium and vitamin B supplement required in a day. So, incorporate bananas in your daily diet. You can make banana-flavored cakes, mix them in a dessert or just add them to your daily bowl of oats breakfast.
Whole grains are a must-have during winters. It is so because they contain complex carbohydrates. These further need extra energy to break down for good digestion. Our body uses this energy to keep you warm during winter months. Besides, whole grains are rich vitamin B, which ensures proper functioning of thyroid gland. It is the thyroid gland, which regulates our body temperature. Therefore, one should include whole grains like oats, brown rice, millets, jowar and bajra in his diet.
To know more about the health benefits of bajra, click here.
Honey is a magical ingredient, which is good for consumption throughout the year. However, during winters, it keeps you cozy and prevents fever and cold. It boosts your digestive system and keeps you warm from inside.
It is a general belief that spicy food generates heat inside the body, thus keeping you warm. However, this is not true. Spicy food helps you sweat, thus making your body cool down. While cumin as a spice produces less heat, which does not result in sweating. This way it keeps your body protected from biting cold.
Well, caffeine is not always bad. However, when it is consumed in excess quantity, it can harm your body. So, enjoy a cup of hot coffee every day to keep yourself warm and cozy. Caffeine is also helpful in improving the metabolic rate of the body by up to 15 per cent. So, once the metabolism improves, the body temperature also increases during cold weather.
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