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Winter is slowly creeping in and so is the chilly weather. A dip in the temperature will surely give you a relief from the scorching summer heat. Meanwhile, it also gives you a chance to flaunt all your woolen apparels.
Well, this might just be one of the aspect. But as the winter approaches one needs to be very careful about what you eat. There are a few foods which you need to strictly avoid as they can be harmful for your health.
On the other hand, there are certain foods that you need to include as this helps in keeping your body body warm and prevents any kind of infections during the cold winters.
So what the experts say?
Bhavishya Wadhwan, Founder at 98FIT and Neha Ranglani Nutritionist and lifestyle educator, opines that it is highly important to reduce the intake of milk and red meat during the winter season.
According to the experts, milk causes phlegm and can lead to the thickening of phlegm already present. This can increase the irritation in the throat, and make you uncomfortable.
In addition, red meat is also a strict no during winters. Red meat contains strong protein but this at the same time can cause a build-up of mucus in your throat. Processed meat and meats containing high fat should be avoided. However,
lean proteins found in fish and meat are safer.
Meanwhile, also take a look at a few of the best foods that you can consume during winter.
Ginger contains an important compound called gingerol which is known for its antioxidant properties. In addition to this ginger is also known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It helps in providing relief from any kind of inflammation and pain. Also it helps in keeping any kind of infections at bay.
All that you need to do is take a piece of ginger, peep it, and then boil it in water. Steep for about 5 minutes. Strain it and drink it 2-3 times a day for best results.
Turmeric is not just a spice but it is known for its innumerable health benefits. Due to these benefits, turmeric is used in ayurveda to treat a number of diseases. Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties.Turmeric can be added in your regular food and consumed.
Nuts are rich in omega-3 fats or what is commonly known as the good fats. It also contains an important amino acid that helps in healing wounds quickly and also help in boosting the immune system.
4. Tulsi ( Basil):
Tulsi or commonly known as the holy basil is known for its anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. It helps in strengthening the immune system and also fight several infections. Just take few tulsi leaves, wash it properly and then chew them. It helps.
Honey is yet another natural ingredient that helps one during winter. Adding a teaspoon of honey in a cup of warm water and consuming it can help you in providing a soothing effect if you are suffering from sore throat. Consuming honey with warm water also helps to bring out the accumulated phlegm.
(With Agency Inputs)