Warm By Nicole Weigl
It’s that time of the year when the chill is bone deep and you are starting to feel like the summer will never come. The good news is bundling up isn’t your only defense; you can eat and drink yourself
warm (and I’m not talking about putting on extra weight). In the
Warming Herbs and Spices
Cinnamon increases circulation and is warming. Try sprinkling it on your coffee, cereal, baked goods or making a tea with the sticks.
late winter months, fruits, vegetables and herbs that are naturally
warming are being harvested. Because out of season produce is
Ginger is spicy and produces heat in the body. It also increases
widely accessible we tend to forget about eating seasonally but
circulation relieving cold extremities. Try adding it to soups, stir-
by eating what’s in season we can help our bodies adapt to the
fry’s and marinades. You can drink ginger as a stand-alone tea or
add it to your favorite blend.
Tumeric has recently gotten a lot press for it’s antioxidant and anticancer properties but it is also warming and helps fights cold
Winter squash like butternut, kuri, acorn, and pumpkin. These
and flus making a great addition to your diet during the winter
yellow and orange squash are packed with immune boosting
months. Add it to curries and soups, spice poultry and fish with it.
carotenoids and they are delicious roasted on their own with salt
Pair it with black pepper to increase
the body’s ability to absorb it.
Hearty greens such as kale, chard, rhubarb and mustard greens.
Thyme is a warming and relaxing herb that fights infection. Add it
These dense greens are packed full of nutrients that help you stay
to soups, stews, marinades, rubs and even try drinking it as a tea.
energized and healthy during the winter months.
Spices such as cardamom, cloves, black pepper, cayenne, thyme, garlic, ginger, and fennel.
Root vegetables like parsnips, yams, carrots, potatoes, beets, turnips, celery root, onions and garlic. Rich meats like duck and lamb.
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