We have started the new year with colder days, it has snowed just once until now and it didn’t pile on the ground much. The weather forecast here says that it’s expected to snow these days, especially at the weekend. As it’s quite obvious that freezing days are just on the corner, I thought it could be a good idea to share the foods that warm you up!
Red chili powder: It increases the body temperature and speeds up your metabolism. The pigment called capsaicin in red pepper helps increase the energy of body needed during day. You can add chili powder to your heartwarming soup and get warm. However, be careful with the amount if you have stomach problems.
Ginger: It increases body temperature as well, so you can fresh ginger into your tea, soup or even in salad dressings. It also strengthens immune system, and this is one of the best reasons to include it into our diet in winter.
Red Meat: Anaemia is one of the most important reasons for feeling cold easily and the cause of anaemia is lack of iron in body. It is significant to have foods that contain iron, which is the daily need of our body. The best source of iron is red meat, so it’s recommended to have at least two meatballs daily.
Soup: As it is eaten hot, it helps body temperature to increase. Also, if your soup contains meat, chicken, chickpeas or beans, it helps you feel full for a long time. It keeps your body warm for longer time in this way.
Green Tea: It contains catechins, which speeds up metabolism. It is recommended to drink 3 cups of green tea in a day to speed up metabolism and keep your body warm.
Egg: It contains high quality protein and vitamin B, so it helps your body work better and strengthens your immune system. This way, you don’t feel cold easily.
If you have a weak body and if you always have to wear thicker clothes than others, you should consider involving the foods above in your diet!