6 Important Winter Foods To Consume In The Increasing Cold

Tips for ParentBy Onlymyhealth Editorial Team / Jan 07, 2021

To cope up with the winter cold, wearing warm, woolly winter clothes is not enough. The body also needs warmth from the inside to cope with the cold temperature. If you are wondering how this can be achieved, adding certain foods to your diet will help you with it.

1. Jaggery

Jaggery (gurr) is considered very beneficial for our body. Eating jaggery helps you recover from cold and flu faster because the mineral and anti-oxidants present in it helps you stregthen your immune system. There are many ways to consume jaggery. Its can be eaten with peanuts or mix it with milk and drink it.

2. Sesame seeds

Sesame seeds (til) are also great to consume during the winters because it is a warm food item in terms of its effectiveness on the body. Monosaturated fatty acids and anti-bacterial minerals are highly present in sesame seeds, which are beneficial for the body during winters. A fun way to enjoy sesame seeds is by eating Til ke Laddu. You can also garnish your dishes and salads with sesame seeds.

3. Dates

Dates (khajur) are the kind of dried fruits that must be eaten during winters to avoid cold. Dates contain high doses of vitamin A and vitamin B. It is a warm food item in terms of its effectiveness on the body and keeps the body warm from the inside during winters. You can eat dates raw or make a chutney to eat along with your food. Cakes can also be baked with dates.

4. Peanuts

Peanuts (Mungfali) are fun to eat during the winters. Consumption of peanuts also keeps your body warm. It also helps supplement our body's daily vitamin and mineral requirements. Peanuts are also a great source of protein.

5. Turmeric

Drinking milk mixed with Turmeric (haldi) is a great thing to do during winters. Turmeric is a natural anti-septic with healing properties. It reduces inflammation in the body and also helps with reducing the risk of many health problems.

6. Honey

Honey is very beneficial to consume during the winters. It is a warm food and helps your body stay warm from the inside. You can replace sugar with honey throughtout the winter season.

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