Are cold hands and feet your daily companion in winter? Are you constantly struggling to keep yourself warm? Do you get sick often this season? If the answer to all of the above is yes, then it is time to take our advice.
Winter doesn’t just mean layering yourself. It’s also about keeping your body warm. But do you really know what to include in your diet?
Cyberchef food expert Shilpa Gupta shares a list of five foods that should be included in your diet:
Ginger: Ginger lowers high cholesterol levels and is therefore the best choice to keep the body fit in winter. Along with its antibacterial properties, it is also helpful in the treatment of coughs and colds which are quite common this season. It can be chewed raw every day or added to soups or other foods to enhance the taste.
Honey: It is helpful in treating cold, flu or cough in winter. Although sweet, honey does not provide calories and is also beneficial in keeping the body warm.
Almonds: A variety of nuts like peanuts, walnuts and almonds are the best source of good cholesterol, vitamins, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. They make for the necessary snacking in the winter, because they are naturally hot food.
Cinnamon: Cinnamon is a great spice that protects you from drowning temperatures. Use it to add flavor to any cooked food or soup and salad or when making warm drinks like tea.
Garlic: Its antibacterial properties keep away from common cold diseases like cold, cough and sore throat. It controls cholesterol levels, thus contributing to better health in winter. You can eat three to four cloves of garlic per day or add it to cooked food for a tasty meal.