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Warm up your body with thermogenic foods this winter
Warm up your body from inside out this winter with heat-producing foods, 'thermogenic foods' have the ability to warm the body by assisting it to create an increased amount of internal heat. These foods helps in stimulating metabolism, improving glucose levels and removing water weight. We'll see some of these foods today.

Garlic and Ginger

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Garlic is not only effective as a cholesterol lowering agent is also a warming food. Winter is a bad time for people having bronchitis and asthma, due to its anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. Garlic helps fighting chest infection and ginger increases peripheral circulation, that is circulation of the blood to the extremities. It also has thermogenic properties that can keep you warm.

Almonds

Almonds are a good source for providing warmth to the body, apart from generating heat this nut also help combat anemia and is a blessing for your heart. The heat generating powers is one of the reasons it is advisable to soak almonds while consuming them in summers.

Whole grains and Pulses

The traditional Indian wholegrain cereals besides wheat and rice includes bajra, oats, maize and corn. Millets can be used to make hot porridge. Whole pulses and legumes like beans, soyabean and lentils can be used in soups.

Meat

Try eating more meat during winters. Red meat contains iron, that triggers pork to stimulate heat production.

Herbs, spices and condiments

Winter is an excellent time to incorporate cinnamon, turmeric and cloves in ones daily diet. In addition to their warming effect, they contain phytonutrients, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties that helps in fighting infections and disease. Try these thermogenic foods to keep yourself warm this winter.

Green Tea

Green tea inhibits the action of amylase (a primary digestive enzyme of carbohydrates) and helps in the movement of food in the digestive system.

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