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