5 Foods That Can Warm Your Winter Up

January 30, 2019

Get Cozy With Winter Foods

The cold winter breeze might feel like a relief after several scorching summer months. But when the temperature drops it can cause your body’s metabolism to slow down to preserve energy and maintain warmth. This is one of the reasons why we feel drowsy and sluggish during winter.

To maintain the same level of activity as the summer months, you need to give your body the warmth it needs during the cold weather. Changing your diet can be the perfect way to do this while also helping you boost your immunity. Here are some foods that you can choose for a healthier winter.


Regular consumption of honey helps keep the body warm. It is also great for keeping cold, cough and flu at bay by strengthening the immune system. Remember to choose raw honey as it also helps stabilize blood sugar and reduce bad cholesterol. The best way to use honey is as a replacement for sugar by adding it to tea or desserts.

Root vegetables

Not sure what these are? They are vegetables, like radish, turnip and sweet potatoes that grow below the surface. Root vegetables keep the body warm as they are digested slower, generating more heat. You can use these to make yourself a warm soupy stew or you could eat them in a salad.


No matter what the climate, ginger is always a healthy choice. Besides providing instant relief to congestion and inflammation, ginger also aides in boosting metabolism and promoting blood flow. Starting the day with a cup of ginger tea could be the ideal way to prepare your body for the day ahead.

Dry Fruits

Dry fruits like almonds, cashews and raisins are super healthy snacking choices. They are perfectly suited for winter as they help generate body heat and also help in curing anaemia and other diseases that are caused due to the deficiency of iron and vitamins. You can eat them raw or add them to your salads or smoothies.


Who doesn't love porridge during winter? This warming breakfast is super filling, energising and can be packed full of goodness - with delicious toppings like honey, berries, nuts and seeds. Oats can also be used to make healthy fruit crumble toppings.

So there you have it, five of the best winter foods. As healthy as these foods are, they can also be delicious ingredients to whatever dish you whip up in your winter kitchen. These versatile superfoods can serve as the base of your meal or even be a simple garnish. Choose recipes that are sure to get the best out of them.

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