Warm, Warm Foods for a Cold, Cold Day

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Jan 28, 2014 Healthy Eating 0 Comments

Well, 2014 is shaping up to be fairly cold so far! And when the weather gets this cold it’s important to keep warm so you stay balanced and healthy. That’s why I’m sharing a list of some of the most delicious warming foods you can eat!

The foods we eat have thermal properties and that means that most foods have either warming or cooling properties, while some are balanced and neutral. And you guessed it – warming foods make you warm, while cooling foods make you cool.

When you get too cool, (like now, when the temperatures drop!), you may have cold hands and feet, diarrhea, stomach pain, bloating, lack of energy and sore joints. These are all common symptoms related to having too much “coolness” in your body.

But warming foods can help restore balance in your body and even help prevent and treat disease. What are these magical foods, you ask? There are many, but here’s a list of some of the most popular warming foods you can find:

Dates, Cherries, Onions, Squash, Pumpkins, Kale, Mustard Greens, Cabbage, Walnuts, Garlic, Ginger, Chicken, Shrimp, Basil, Honey, Oats, Quinoa and Wild Rice

So go ahead – eat them alone or include them in some of your favorite recipes and warm those chilled bones.

Happy Eating!