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Top 5 Foods to keep you warm this Winter

wildmanwill84 January 11, 2015

Top 5 Foods to keep you warm this Winter

Well it’s cold outside here in the Mid-West. The cold can have a negative effect on our health. The cold can cause us to want to stay inside were it is warm. The cold can cause us want to move less and eat more “comfort food”. Well fun fact you can’t build your summer body with your winter coat still on. So here are some top foods to eat to help keep you warm. This way you won’t feel the need to stay in, avoid the gym and make poor choices nutritionally.

#1 Homemade Soups

chicken-noodle-soup-3 Hot soups seem obviously for the winter months, but the timing of the foods are important.  A soup, such as a beef and vegetable, in the evening can help keep the body warm through the night. Be sure to notice that we said HOMEMADE soups not store bought. It’s time to bust out the crockpot and get creative; start with a chicken broth or beef broth. Then add your meats and veggies.

 

 

 

#2 Whole Grains

Whole-GrainsOatmeal all day every day! Oatmeal can be used to add more whole grains to any meal. Eating hot rolled oats can give immediate warmth to the body. Not only that, but grains are filled with B Vitamins and magnesium. This will help your thyroid and adrenal glands better regulate the body’s temperature during a time when they slowdown from the cold.

 

 

 

#3 Spice it up!

download (1) Not too spicy now though. Spices such as cayenne pepper can make you sweat which will cause you to lose body heat. Focus instead on cinnamon, cumin, paprika, nutmeg and all spice to help increase your body’s metabolism and generate heat. Fun Fact: Most of those spices are in Wild Will’s Pumpkin Protein Bread.

 

 

 

#4 Coconut Oil

coconut-oil   Fats like Coconut Oil can help keep the body warm through metabolism.

You can also use coconut oil to moisturizer your skin which will help stop the body from losing heat.

 

 

 

#5 Ginger

download (2)Ginger not only helps the body stay warm, but it also helps boost the immune and digestive systems.

Ginger can be used in salad dressings, soups and baked goods. You can even put ginger in your Fitastic infuser bottle with hot water.

 

 

 

 

Don’t let the cold weather put a winter coat on your body frame this season. Summer is just right around the corner. Stay healthy and warm.

Wild Will

 

 

 

 


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