15 foods that keep you warm in cold weather

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With the change of weather .. here are 15 foods that keep you warm in cold during winter.

The psychological state of many people changes with the change of seasons, and some may suffer from “winter depression” that comes due to changes in the weather, especially with the advent of winter.

With the approach of winter, some diseases spread, especially allergies, colds, colds, and regular and seasonal influenza, which calls for taking precautions and eating appropriate foods.

Autumn is also known to have a negative effect on many who cannot stand gloomy weather due to the fluctuations of weather, between high and low, which leads to low morale and a decline in positive energy.

Turkish doctor (Mukhtar Fatih Bey Deli), a pediatrician at a hospital in the Turkish state of Izmir, offers a set of advice during this period.

"The failure of the body to adapt to climatic changes reduces the body's immunity and makes it weak and more susceptible to viral and bacterial infections, and thus leads to an increase in seasonal diseases," he adds.

The Turkish doctor advises exercising sufficient movement to deal with stress and anxiety to avoid sleep and digestion disorders and to follow a healthy balanced diet.

It is reported that a balanced diet is a basis for the prevention of colds and seasonal influenza, as it contains proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, and a little fat necessary for the body during the autumn season.

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Below is a selection of healthy foods and drinks

Lemon juice: This fruit is plentiful in the fall and is an important source of vitamin C and is very rich in fiber. It can be mixed with parsnip, apple, and banana juice.

Cranberry syrup: Drinking cranberry juice regularly helps fight gum disease, stomach infections, and heart disease. It is an important source of antioxidants, which are vitamins (A, C, and E).

And from the fruit group, the doctor also recommends eating a drink pear, as it contains vitamin C, an important source of fiber, and helps reduce cholesterol and diabetes in the blood.

As for figs, they are one of the most delicious fruits available in late summer and autumn, and they are an important source of calcium, no less important than milk, and rich in fiber.

The doctor also recommends (fennel seeds), which is an effective remedy to get rid of cough and sore throat, and adding it to tea and eating it on a daily basis helps in strengthening the body's immunity.

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The doctor says that eating the seeds of anise, chamomile, and rose is useful because they contain antibacterial and antimicrobial properties and for their antiseptic properties. They are also an effective treatment for coughs and sore throats.

In this regard, it is preferable to drink it warm daily, such as tea with the addition of cinnamon, and olive leaf tea can also be taken, as it adjusts the mood and helps diabetics control sugar.

Drink lemon and ginger with honey with green tea, turmeric, mint, linden, chamomile, and olive leaf tea, all of which are good for strengthening the immune system that fights colds and allergies.

Leafy vegetables and legumes

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Lettuce, cabbage, and dandelion are antioxidant foods and a rich source of vitamin C and fiber, so this type of vegetable helps to get rid of the excess substances that have accumulated in our bodies during the summer.

As for the beetroot and broccoli soup, it purifies the blood and cleanses the liver, as beetroot contains folic acid, manganese, potassium, and vitamin C, and also contains a compound that acts as an anti-inflammatory.

Pumpkin and other orange vegetables, at the beginning of autumn, are one of the best times to prepare soups and porridges eaten hot, as pumpkin is rich in fatty acids, potassium, and vitamin A.

Garlic and red onions - because they contain sulfuric acid compounds - are foods that help cleanse and sterilize the body, provide it with antibodies to bacteria and help strengthen immunity.

As for legumes, especially lentil soup and chickpeas with lemon, they are characterized by the abundance of proteins and vitamins that the body needs during the autumn season.

Eating fatty fish meat, because it contains omega-3 fatty acids, enhances the body’s strength and immunity against colds and flu, and is also useful in the rainy autumn.

Hot chicken soup contains antioxidants that fight the cold, as well as vitamins and minerals necessary for the body, and if you want to avoid colds, you should eat chicken soup regularly, according to the doctor.

Supplements, such as Echinacea purple, in pill form, are excellent for strengthening the immune system, preventing seasonal viruses, and a natural antibiotic.

The Turkish doctor concluded his speech by saying: “The stomach and large intestine are weak in the fall, so a mixture of fluids must be taken for the body, focusing on foods that strengthen the lung and immune system and remove the feeling of loneliness and cloudiness.” 

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