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Stay Snug This Winter with Health Foods

 

Struggling hard to warm up your belly in the chilling weather? But don't be tempted to indulge in greasy fries or creamy soups. Instead get the cozy feeling with health foods that can do wonders to your body.

Dolly Kumar, Founder and Director, Gaia – one of the leading health food brands in India shares various tips to keep your body warm from the inside in the cold weather.

Your deliberate attempt to toss away the cold-weather blues might just go in vain if you don't warm yourself up from the inside. As the weather gets colder, it is very important to keep your tummy full as well as warm. But that does not necessarily mean that you indulge in unhealthy eating habits as they barely would do anything to keep you toasty, but rather add on calories to your body. Eating healthy during this time can help you get ample of nutrients and antioxidants that will help bolster your immune system and help you fight through the cold weather. While seasonal foods like carrots, pomegranates, beet roots, radishes, etc. provides you with plenty of nutrition, but think twice before hogging on your bowl of cheesy macaroni.

Here's to your rescue a list of some of the healthy foods you must treat yourself with to beat the winter chill:

1. OATMEAL
High in fibre and protein, oats is also good for your heart. Experts agree that a daily consumption of a bowl of oatmeal can help lower blood cholesterol level. Gaia With a combination of different vegetables and spices, Masala Oats and Oats with Vegetables are flavorsome as well as a healthy way to kick start your day. Not just a breakfast cereal, it can be served at any time of the day. So chuck away the winter hunger with a hot and nutritious bowl of oatmeal and stay fuller for longer!

2. GREEN TEA
Your craving for a cup of tea or coffee is more likely to increase at this time. But why still have these regular beverages when you can have a super-drink which provides an amazing number of health benefits? Well, Green Tea – indeed a super drink is rich in anti-oxidants, particularly epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG and its fat burning properties can help in weight loss and lower the risk of obesity. It helps regulate blood sugar level and fight stress & fatigue. With health benefits so numerous, Green Tea is definitely the best drink for you this season. So get the comfy feeling every time you sip this healthy brew and welcome an enlivened self.

3. HONEY
A rich source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, it is a great substitute to sugar. It is also cholesterol-free and sodium-free. A spoonful of Multifloral Honey in warm water is one of the perfect ingredients to solve many of your health problems; helpful in case of high blood pressure, blood purification, etc. to name a few.

4. TRAIL MIX
A handful of nuts, seeds and dried fruits is an all-time best munching option. All the more reason in this time of the year! One of the best foods to keep you warm during winter, Trail Mix comes packed with a combination of almonds, cashew nuts, peanuts, melon seeds, watermelon seeds, black raisin, green raisin, dried papaya and dried pineapple. Laden with high protein and dietary fiber, this energy-packed mix helps you stay toasty and get going to the gusto.