When you hear the word “winter,” what comes to mind? Woollens that are heavy and itchy?
Cracked heels and chapped lips? Winter is all of these things, but did you know that it is also the ideal season for improving immunity? People are more hungry at this time.
Surprisingly, the body’s engine performs better in the cold, and nutrients are absorbed more efficiently. This aids in the body receiving more nourishment.
So, how may one increase their immunity during the winter? Immunity-boosting foods, as we all know, are those that are fresh, organic, easy to digest, pure, and healthy.
Fresh vegetables and fruits/dry fruits, dairy products, nuts/oilseeds, whole grains/legumes, and ghee are all examples of these. Aside from these benefits, several spices contain antimicrobial qualities that help us avoid colds and illnesses.
They also boost digestive enzymes and cellular metabolic function, ensuring complete food absorption.
The frigid weather impacts your body in addition to the considerable changes you see in your energy costs and how you dress during the winter.
During the winter, your eating preferences, metabolism, and even energy levels fluctuate dramatically. The desire to forgo the gym and eat or drink something warm arises. You are not only if you touch this way.
This does not, however, imply that you should do nothing and wait until summer to take control of your life. Winterizing your diet is the key to remaining healthy in the winter.
This winter, here are several dishes you should try.
When the temperature begins to drop rapidly, everyone seeks a way to stay warm.
Many healthy winter foods, on the other hand, help to keep the body warm even when it’s cold outside and to stay healthy during the winter.
Here are the top ten Indian winter dishes that are readily available in our households.
Whole Grain Cereals and Pulses:
Foods high in calories and protein provide the necessary fuel to fight the cold. As a result, many Indian households prepare’sheera’ (rava, whole-wheat flour, moong dal, vermicelli, daliaa, badam), ‘halwa’ (gajar, doodhi, pumpkin), ‘paak’, and ‘ladoos.’ Fresh green whole grains, known as ‘ponkh’ in Gujarat, are considered a winter delicacy. Makai and bajra rotis have a warming quality to them.
Isothiocyanates and indoles, phytochemicals that help prevent cancer:
Are abundant in white radish, onion, and garlic (dry and spring types). Their pungent flavour enhances the flavour of meals.
This is one of the best foods for getting through the winter with ease. To get the most out of this dinner, stay away from too much salt, beef soup, and cream.
You should look for dishes that use water as a foundation and incorporate a large number of vegetables. You’ll feel revitalised after eating a hot bowl of soup with chicken broth and vegetables.
Serve your soup with whole-wheat crackers.
Increase your intake of warm milk
Milk and other by-products such as yoghurt, cheese, and other dairy products make excellent winter meals.
This is because they are high in vitamins B12 and A, as well as proteins and calcium, all of which are beneficial to one’s health.
During the winter, the majority of people catch a cold.