Hot tea, chocolate, a burning fireplace, blankets – these are a few of the things that come to mind when we think about winter.
But leaving the romantic aspects of this season behind, winter can be a nasty period mentally and physically if you do not take all the necessary precautions. In areas where the climate is cold, maintaining yourself healthy can become a chore. Applying moisturizers to prevent the effects that winter can have on your skin might not always work.
But did you know that you can do perfectly fine just by adapting and changing your diet in accordance with the season? There are certain types of foods that are especially beneficial to consume during winter. Here are some of them that you should definitely include in your daily diet until the end of the cold season.
While eating eggs is generally a good idea no matter the season, they are particularly effective during winter. The yolk of the egg possesses 90% of the iron and calcium, and the egg white contains almost half of the protein that can be found naturally in the egg.
Protein is important because it acts as a fuel of sorts for the body, and it combats potential infections and conditions. Eggs are also a rich source of vitamins such as B12, A, B2 and E. It does not matter if they are scrambled, poached or boiled, eating eggs in any form will help you go through the cold season.
Turmeric has, by nature, an extremely high antioxidant level. Including this spice in your dishes will definitely improve your health during the cold season because it enhances your immune system and prevents other diseases and conditions to creep in.
If you are suffering from joint pain or other related symptoms, the use of turmeric will alleviate your state. Not only that, but turmeric milk is also a very popular home treatment for the flu, common cold, coughs, and congestions.
How to prepare turmeric milk:
- Heat up 1 cup of milk
- When the milk gets warm, add one and a half teaspoon of turmeric in powder form. Make sure to stir it gently
- Mix it with 2 cloves, 2 teaspoons of crushed ginger root and 1 of cardamom
- Let is simmer for 5 minutes
- Using a sieve, pour the warm milk
The carrot is one of the most important vegetables to consume during winter because it contains loads of beta-carotene, which in turn is transformed by the body into Vitamin A. Vitamin A’s best feat is that it stimulates the immune system, protecting you against seasonal diseases such as the flu and common cold. It is also very effective against various respiratory problems. The skin will benefit from consuming carrots as well, as they keep it healthy.
As you can see, there are many home remedies that you can use during winter to protect yourself from the nasty quirks of the season. Follow this small list and winter will not dare mess with your body.