Warming and cooling foods

In this article, we will consider what kind of food brings warmth to our body, and which, on the contrary, cold. This information is especially useful for choosing a diet appropriate for different seasons. Ice cream Ice cream is rich in fat content, which actually warms up the body. Foods containing predominantly fat, protein, and carbohydrates tend to heat up the body during the digestion process. In the case of ice cream, at first the temperature difference gives us a feeling of coolness and freshness, but as soon as the body begins to digest it, you feel a surge of warmth. The body produces energy to process this product. Fats are known to move slowly through the digestive system, requiring more energy to be absorbed. Brown rice Complex carbohydrates, such as rice and other whole grains, are not the easiest thing for the body to digest and therefore heat up our body in the process. Any complex carbohydrates, processed foods, including rice and grains, provide more heat to the body. Honey According to Ayurveda, honey has warming properties and helps to expel mucus, which is formed as a result of colds and flus. However, do not forget that honey should be consumed separately from anything, and even more so not with a hot drink, otherwise its natural properties will be nullified. Cinnamon This sweet spice has a warming effect and is used in many winter recipes. Turmeric Turmeric is considered to be the pearl of spices. It has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect that fights all kinds of diseases. Add turmeric to soups or curries every day. Carrots Ayurveda recommends mixing carrots with ginger and preparing a broth for a nutritious soup. Greens and vegetables Most raw fruits and vegetables are 80-95% water, and anything that contains a lot of water is easy to digest and passes through the digestive system quickly, leaving you feeling cool. Other cooling foods include: ripe mangoes, coconuts, cucumber, watermelon, kale, celery, apples, mung beans, parsley, figs, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, soaked peanuts, raw sunflower seeds.

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