In order not to freeze, we dress warmer or turn on the heater. What else can you do? Tasty, varied and not necessarily heavy - some foods in the cold will help us maintain our strength and warm up without external influences.
Spicy herbs - the best thermogenics
Black, red, white and cayenne pepper, ginger root, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves, cumin, coriander, saffron and cardamom, curry, wasabi, horseradish, mustard ... These are all wonderful thermal sweets. So called substances that warm us by speeding up the metabolism, including fat metabolism. But nevertheless it is better to use them moderately: spices not only promote slimness, but also whet your appetite. Nutritionists do not recommend drinking ginger tea or generously sprinkling food with mustard just before going outside. Thermojenics cause a rush of blood to the legs and increase heat transfer. That is why we immediately get warm. And for the same reason, we can rather supercool. Do not lean on the spices and in the evening: an excess of heat will prevent sleep and can lead to night sweats. But for lunch and early dinner, these products are perfect.
Soups are our loyal comrades on cold, frosty days. Vegetable broths are certainly useful, but soups boiled in cold broth in broth are still better. This is because meat soup broth contains much more essential amino acids and extract substances that activate the work of digestion. In the process of digesting food, a lot of energy is released, which warms our body. After the soup has been cooked and cooled, it is necessary to remove the fat layer from its surface. It has little effect on taste, but after getting rid of it, the soup becomes noticeably less nutritious, the cholesterol content decreases. Spices and seasonings are perfect for giving spicy soup. Marjoram, thyme, cumin and rosemary help to increase the warming properties of the broth due to the essential oils they contain. Root vegetables are ideal for refueling, such as onions, parsnips, rutabaga, beets, which also have warming effects.