Belly warmers this winter

October 01, 2019


When we think ‘winter’, we immediately imagine a cosy, wintry evening involving a hot cup of chocolate milk, soft pillows, a good book or movie, and some fine company to go along with it all.
As the temperature drops and the cold weather sets in, it’s also natural to feel sluggish and dull. While we can go on conjuring up images of seasonal delights like chocolate-laden cakes, creamy soups, pumpkin pie and warm desserts, we have to ensure that we eat right. Some winter-based comfort foods can be quite unhealthy if consumed in large amounts. Furthermore, there is the question of keeping the body well-oiled and working at its optimum best.
To make things easy, we’ve gone out and picked some of our favorite wintry foods and ingredients that are healthy, provide warmth and are important in powering one through the cold season.

Belly Warmers During the Cold Season:

  1. Ginger Tea: A delicious and soothing cup of ginger tea with warming agents like cinnamon and cloves can be the perfect way to start your winter day. From improving your immunity to curing a cold or even just to warm up on a very cold day, adding ginger tea to your daily diet has a range of benefits. Ginger is also effective in healing stomach problems, nausea, vomiting and can also help you get rid of the toxins in your body.
  1. Root Vegetables: As is clear from the name, root vegetables are underground parts of plants that are used as vegetables. Carrots, potatoes and sweet potatoes are some of the most common root vegetables. They are available fresh, even during the winter months, and are extremely nutrient-dense. These veggies are an excellent source of several vitamins, iron, and fibre. You can stir fry them or bake them into pies or even put them all into a pot of vegetable soup.
  1. Soups: Soups are one of the best pick-me-up foods during winter. Since as long as we can remember people have been using soups to keep warm through the coldest winter nights. And there’s a whole variety of them to choose from, whether you are a fan of the classics (chicken, minestrone, noodle) or the exotic ones (Indian, Thai, Hungarian).
  1. Nutmeg: The warmest of all spices, a great flavoring agent, and packed with healing properties, nutmeg also has strong antibacterial properties that can help boost the immune system. A cup of hot milk with nutmeg powder and crushed cardamom is one of the best ways to keep the winter blues away.

This winter, snuggle up with any of these foods to keep yourself warm and healthy.

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