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Feeling The Cold? Here Are Nutritious Foods To Beat The Cold Weather.

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Feeling The Cold? Here Are Nutritious Foods To Beat The Cold Weather. Photo Courtesy

Feeling The Cold? Here Are Nutritious Foods To Beat The Cold Weather.

The food you eat affects your body. When the temperature drops and cold weather sets in, fuel your body with food that can help raise your body temperature and make you feel warm.

Here are some nutritious foods that can help keep you warm in cold weather.

Eat Bananas

Bananas have a lot of vitamin B and magnesium, which are important for your thyroid and adrenal glands to function properly. These glands help regulate body temperature. Bananas can also boost your mood and preserve your memory, among other health benefits.

Drink Ginger tea

Hot ginger tea can make you feel warm inside on a cold day. Ginger is known to be good for digestive health and can stimulate thermogenesis. It’s also diaphoretic, which means it will help your body warm from the inside out.

Feeling The Cold? Here Are Nutritious Foods To Beat The Cold Weather. Photo Courtesy

Drink coffee

One of the benefits of drinking coffee is caffeine. Caffeine increases your metabolism, which can raise your body temperature. Technically, iced coffee can be even better because it has more caffeine. However, if you can’t give up the warm cup of coffee in your hands, you’ll still get the benefits from a hot cup of coffee.

Drink water

A simple way to help your body stay warm this winter is to drink water. Water keeps your body functioning at its best and helps regulate your internal temperature. Dehydration causes your core temperature to drop, which may lead to hypothermia. People are less likely to drink water when it’s cold outside because they don’t feel as thirsty, according to Summit Medical Group. You may want to carry a water bottle with you to serve as a reminder.

Avoid alcohol

You may follow the old adage that a shot of whisky can keep you warm. However, whisky and other kinds of alcohol actually lower your body’s core temperature. You may feel warm at first but it will be hard to stay warm over time. Alcohol also impairs your ability to shiver, which is a natural response to raise your body temperature. To stay warm this winter, avoid drinking alcohol.

Felicity Gitonga

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