Today I’ll discuss with you about my favourite season . Yes WINTER is my favourite season because the meaning of winter is lots of celebrations, specially in December like Christmas , New year and weddings. Even our wedding anniversary is also on December 1. This is also a special reason that makes me wait for the winter. But to celebrate these all, first you have to be fit and disease free. In the winter you should pay more attention to your health because the diseases spread more in the winter. And in the winter you need some foods that increase your body’s immune system and generate heat in the body. Warm clothing is good to keep you warm only from outside but what about the inside? So now I’m going to share 5 heat generating foods for the winters which helps to keep your body warm from inside.
- Whole grains
These five foods protect you from diseases in winter and keep warm.
Desi ghee works like Ayurvedic medicine. My baby loves to eat deshi ghee whether it is summer or winter. Even I like Ghee. And it is a good thing that it also has many benefits in addition to taste specially in winter. It helps to prevent so many health problems like weakness, cough,cold,skin problem, pimples , dry skin, improve digestion, eyesight, keeps muscles healthy and remove impurities from the body. So no need to avoid deshi ghee in this winter. But this does not mean that you eat a bowl ghee in one day. Because the excess of anything is harmful. You can eat two tablespoons of ghee daily in winters.
Jaggery is really helpful to keep you warm and boost your immunity in winters. Jaggery is a source of natural sugar. I personally love to eat jaggery , specially in winters with baajre ki roti. Jagari helps to protect us from many diseases in winters like cough and cold, joint pain an other respiratory problems. Apart from this, Jagari has many other benefits which are essential for the human body.
Whole grains :
I love to start my day with whole grains & fruits salad as breakfast. Because the whole grain contains lots of nutrients like
- Plant compounds
And all of these nutrients helps to protect you from many serious diseases like cancer , diabetes and heart diseases. Along with that many grains also help keep you warm in winter. You can add whole grains to your diet in many ways. For example you can make Makke ki roti with makai and Baajre ki roti with Baajra. These both are very beneficial in winter. You can also eat grain by sprouting or boiling. There are various way to eat whole grains according to your taste. You can roll, crush and crack grains according to your taste but remember, do not let their reality end. And the products made from these are also considered as whole grain food items like flour, Oats and popcorn etc.
Dry fruits :
As we knows there are so many benefits to eat dry fruits,like dryfruits helps to improve your eyesight and brain power but in winter dry foods works like mirical to protect you from diseases and keep you warm. Here are some winter must have dryfruits.
You can make lots of delicious dishes and sweets with these dryfruits. Like Gajar ka halwa one of best winter dish .
We Indian love to use spices to increase flavour in our food items but some spices are also works for health benefits of human beings and some spices helps to generate heat in winter like –
- Black pepper
- Cayenne pepper
You can take these spices directly or indirectly in any way. You can use these spices in your snacks and dishes. You can make laddu with the help of these spices and dry foods . It would be healthy and delicious too. If you are tea lover you can make my one of favorite ginger tea because ginger tea has many benefits.
Note – You should keep in mind that everything are not for everyone. Because some people are sensitive, and allergic too from many things. So if you are allergic to anything, please avoid that.
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Disclaimer – This article has not been written by any nutritionist.
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