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Body warming foods to eat in winter, chicken, crab, squid, papaya, pineapple, mango, ginger, garlic, fennel and more

Updated on August 24, 2012

Body cooling foods to eat in summer, body cooling fruits, vegetables, cereals – natural body coolants

Chilli and other spices can heat your body in winter
Chilli and other spices can heat your body in winter

Indian foods to warm your body in winter - For North India winter (Delhi winter)

We understand the relevance of body warming foods in chilly winter. In North Indian cities like Delhi and Chandigarh winter is very severe that children as well as adults suffer much. In Delhi I have seen people going out into parks during midday and waiting for sunshine. Proper dressing is the primary way to withstand winter. Eating the right foods also make a huge difference. Body warming foods stabilizes the body in the freezy winter. I would list some body-warming foods that are available in North India. Consuming this body warming foods is very important in winter months.

Chicken, a great food for winter

Chicken is a body warming food. Chicken soup can warm your body in a wonderful way. It would also help you ward off cold, cough and fever. Make a quick chicken soup in the following recipe. A simple quick recipe

Chicken Soup Recipe for winter

Chicken – 100 g

Onion – ½ sliced

Garlic – 8 cloves

Ginger – 1 big piece

Cumin Seeds – 1 teaspoon

Pepper powder – ½ teaspoon

Do no put coriander leaves, tomato or mint leaves. They are body cooling foods. Also avoid turmeric powder. Make chicken soup by boiling these ingredients in water and cooking for 30 minutes in low flame.

Egg, the notorious body warmer - egg warms body - egg the best food for winter

Eat egg frequently in cool climate. Egg would warm your body wonderfully. Make different egg recipes

Eat Crab, Prawn and Squid to heat your body

Include more crab and squid in your diet. But avoid other fish items as they have cooling effect. Make spicy diet with crab and squid. Here is a simple recipe for crab, prawn and squid

Onion – 1

Garlic – 6 cloves

Ginger – 1 big piece

Chili powder – 1 tablespoon

Garam masala – 1 teaspoon

Salt – as required

Oil – 1 tablespoon

Mustard seeds – ½ teaspoon

How to cook squid, prawn and crab for eating in winter

Cook squid, prawn or crab in water, little chilly powder and salt. Heat oil, splutter mustard seeds, fry onion, garlic, and ginger and put other ingredients. Now add cooked crab, prawn or squid to it. Cook again for 15 min.

Garlic, ginger - body warming foods

Use garlic lavishly in winter. Use garlic in your vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Ginger will also help warm body.

Use Masala in dishes, red chili, black pepper, cardamom and cloves

Spices would warm the body. Black pepper is a body warming spice. Non vegetarian foods like chicken, beef can be cooked by adding masala. This would warm your body. Masala or spices are body heating foods

Fennel seeds and sesame seeds would warm body

Use fennel seeds in your masala while preparing non vegetarian foods. Fennel seeds in mango pickle is also beneficial.

Cereals that heat your body

Wheat does warm your body. Chapathi (Indian food made of wheat) and other wheat items would help. Use rice sparingly. Rice would cool your body. Avoid barley, sago (chauvarisi) and ragi (millet)

Fruits that heat your body, the warming mango - Vegetarian food to warm your body

Mango has great warming effects. Mango would warm your body. If you eat mango in summer you will get heat pimples. Mango can be eaten in winter. Eat mango with peel

Pineapple and papaya to warm your body - Vegetarian foods that heat body

Pineapple and papaya can make terrific warming of your body. These are generally avoided in summer.

Nuts the best food for winter

Almonds, Peanuts can wonderfully warm your body. In Delhi winter I have seen people eating almonds. Children are also given almonds in winter. Dates do also warm body.

Honey and Basil

Drinking basil leaf extract and honey would help you body become warm. Honey has body warming properties.

Moringa leaves and Drumstick - Vegetarian foods to heat body in winter

Make soup with Moringa leaves and drink in winter season. Moringa is nutritious and warming. Drumstick is also good for summer

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      Kristen Mazzola 4 years ago from South Florida

      Great ideas!!! I love using cayenne pepper in my foods, this is going to help add variety into spicing up my cooking!!