6 types of warming foods you must know

by | Nov 19, 2022 | Diet & herbs, Featured blog post

Winter is coming! No, Game of Thrones is not back but cold season is upon us again. As the days get shorter and the weather turns colder each day, we feel more and more inclined to hibernate. After all, winter is the time to hide away and keep warm. Putting on extra layers is one way to warm up, but did you know that the foods you eat have either a cooling or a warming effect on your body? Sometimes you can feel this effect right away, like sweating from your jalapeno chili. But sometimes the effects will not be so obvious.

Assuming that you have no imbalances or diseases that require special attention, here are some warming foods to consider adding to your plate during cold season or when you’re running cold.

1. Warming fruits

Orange, peach, sweet plum

2. Warming vegetables

Raw onion, radish, tomato, watercress

3. Warming herbs and spices

Allspice, angelica, anise seed, basil, bay leaf, black pepper, cardamom, caraway, cayenne, celery seed, cinnamon, clove, cumin, fenugreek, garlic, ginger, marjoram, mustard seed, nutmeg, oregano, paprika, rosehips, rosemary, sage, salt, sesame seed, tarragon, thyme, turmeric

Not surprisingly, many of these herbs and spices are also used to kindle and balance your digestion. Digestion is the process of transformation. This transformation requires heat (pitta), which means that herbs and spices that create heat often help digestion. The secret is to know when and how much to use so you don’t overdo it and trigger a pitta, or heat-related, imbalance.

4. Warming grains

Brown rice, buckwheat, corn, millet, dry oats, rye

5. Warming oils

Almond, safflower, white mustard, sesame

6. Warming nuts and seeds

Almond, cashew, chia, flaxseed, peanut, poppy, pumpkin, sunflower, walnut

Happy cooking!

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