Winter bells are ringing all around; chilling cold wind along with festivals and holidays are there on your doorsteps. During these days we spend more time with our family and friends. In such a case, it is very important for us to take care of ourselves and our family members.
Chances of falling sick are high in winters and we feel more sleepy and lethargic during these days. The reason behind this is when the temperature decreases the metabolism of the body slows down in order to conserve energy and keep the body warm. Hence, we become low and lazy.
So, it is necessary for every one of us to maintain a proper diet and keep our body warm.
Here is the list of some foods that can keep us cosy and warm during winter days.
Honey comes with no expiry date and it has unique medicinal properties that help the body to remain hot and healthy during low-temperature days. It is warm in nature and regular intake of honey can keep your body warm too, therefore taking more honey during summers not good for your health.
For keeping your body warm and cosy you need to sip some honey with warm water or just have a spoon of honey every morning this will prevent you from cold and flu.
Ginger is one of the most blessed ingredients in our kitchen. It is infused with many qualities that prevent our body from many health-related issues. Ginger contains thermogenic properties so taking a small amount of ginger every day keeps our body warm and it cures cough and cold, acidity, mild fever, indigestion etc.
Start your morning with a cup of hot ginger tea and stay away from the tension of winter illness.
Turmeric is rich in antioxidant and is one of the best warming herbs because it tightens the tissues and absorbs the excess of moisture from our body.
Pinch turmeric in boiled milk, taken warm not just reduces inflammation in the body, but also keeps the body hot and fit from inside.
Sesame seeds are good for maintaining the temperature of your body during winters. These seeds help in dealing with chronic diseases like pneumonia, bronchitis and asthma. They are loaded with iron and calcium that helps our bones and muscles to stay healthy and strong. Applying sesame paste on hair helps in reducing dandruff.
You can make small balls of sesame seeds with jaggery or you can soak some seeds in the water for overnight and have them in the morning this will keep your energized and warm throughout the day.
Dry fruits like almonds, cashew, raisins and walnuts are the rich source of vitamins and minerals and helps in keeping our body warm during cold days. Dry fruits and nuts cure diseases like anaemia, and other diseases caused due to deficiency of iron and vitamins in your body.
Add dry fruits to your salad and milk, or you can have it raw. No matter in what form you consume it, it will keep you fit and healthy.