6 Foods To Warm You Inside Out
 
This rainy week has got everyone chilly down to the bone. Avoid that flu coming on, by boosting your immunity system and warm your body with healthy eats. Don't be tempted to reach for a creamy lasagna or a rich macaroni. Try opting for healthier options that will boost your body it needs to get that toasty feeling.
 

1. Soups

Who doesn't love a soup on a cold day? As it tends to be high in vegetables and when it is broth-based, it helps you obtain a variety of nutrients in one serving. Lazy to make your own soup? Have a look at our preservative, additives free ready to go soups here.

2. Oatmeal

Make an easy meal or snack with a hot bowl of oatmeal. Made of whole grain, it contains soluble and insoluble fiber that helps lower your cholesterol. Being naturally gluten-free, oats also provide important minerals such as manganese, phosphorus, zinc, and iron. Add a dose of chia seeds or flax seeds to get a dose of extra nutrition.

3. Ginger

Research has shown that ginger enhances thermogensis, or creating of heat. As a result, this heaty root boosts your immunity system, metabolism and promote blood flow. Simply boil fresh ginger slices and serve as tea.

4. Chestnuts

Like ginger, chestnuts promote blood circulation to warm your body. Though a creamy and filling nut, chestnuts are low in fat and calories and are rich in minerals, phytonutrients and vitamins. 

5. Garlic

Used universally, garlic has many health benefits including combating the common cold. Known to boost the immunity system, garlic also helps in clearing toxins and prevent toxins attacking the body. Easy to implement into foods, add a little amount of garlic into hot foods. 

6. Beef 

If you tend to be sensitive to the cold more, eating beef is the answer. Due to a higher fat and calorie content than other types of meat, eating beef will help insulate your body. Not a big fan of beef? Try consuming beef bone broths. Bone broths are nutrient dense and improves joint health, a healthy gut, and boost your immune system. 

 

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