Are you always cold? Then you should now get heated from the inside! How does it work? Here is a list of foods that keep you warm in the cold season.
In a study published in the English journal “Metabolism” in 2012, it was shown that ginger improves the body’s own heat regulation. The hot substances gingerols stimulate the blood circulation and create a sensation of heat and warmth. But the root can do even more: The researchers have found that ginger reduces the feeling of hunger and has a positive effect on the metabolism and the digestive tract. In addition, ginger is effective against colds, hoarseness and coughs
The delicious fruit only has positive properties. A banana is not only rich in vitamin B but also provides 10 percent of the daily requirement of magnesium. Due to their high calcium and magnesium content, bananas promote blood circulation and thus provide additional warmth from the inside. In addition, the vitamin B content it contains ensures that the happiness hormone serotonin reaches the brain more quickly. This prevents depression and winter tiredness. A real all-around talent for the dark season!
The researcher of the American Heart Association that the fat of the avocado consists of unsaturated fatty acids. These lower cholesterol, are good for the cardiovascular system, and are essential for energy production. The delicious fruit keeps the body warm and, thanks to the high fiber content, makes you feel full for longer. And that’s not all: Avocados donate moisture for the skin from the inside out – a positive side effect, especially in the harsh winter cold!
Due to the high amount of fiber, products made from whole grain cereals or, for example, potatoes and lentils, require significantly more energy for digestion than white bread and cookies. As a result, we are not only full longer, the body heat also increases. In 2011, a study was published in the journal “Nutrition” which shows that the body produces more heat after meals rich in carbohydrates.
Whether chili, paprika or pepper: The hot spices not only refine every dish, but also have an extremely positive effect on our organism. The heat stimulates the metabolism and thus the generation of heat. Due to the increased energy and calorie requirements in winter, the chill is ideally suited to warm up cold hands and feet again.
Women in particular often have cold hands and feet in winter. Among other things, this can also be a sign of iron deficiency. Lean beef, poultry and pork tenderloin are high in iron and low in fat. The body also absorbs iron from meat better than from other foods. For vegetarians, on the other hand, legumes or nuts are suitable. If you also nibble on fruit with vitamin C, you can use the iron better.