Loaded with a wide variety of antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and anti-carcinogenic properties, turmeric is known to have umpteen health benefits, not only will it keep your body from inflammation but will also keep you warm from within because of its warm consistency. Plus it keeps your skin in the right shape, reduces cholesterol levels, improves oxygen flow, acts as a preventive for Alzheimer’s and detoxifies the liver. Phew, with all these benefits to its credit, turmeric will do you ample good this winter.
Saffron aka Kesar or Zafraan has been a source of beauty and health since times immemorial. Consume it with milk or apply it with your cream, its warm consistency works for your benefit either way. Zafraan contains more than 150 volatile compounds and minerals like potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium that work together to keep your skin, scalp protected from the winter dryness and keeps cholesterol in check.
Honey again is known for its warm consistency as it contains quantities of antigens which make it a winter must have. It contains invert sugar, amino acids and fructose all of which together make it an excellent remedy for common cold, cough. Honey also releases Hydrogen Peroxide the enzymatic activities of which contain antiseptic qualities that works to rebuild damaged winter skin.
Eggs may be high on cholesterol but they are also high on protein which helps you fight those winter infections and allergies. Its vitamin, sulphur and mineral content helps keep hair and nails in the right shape, while its high-quality protein and all nine essential amino acids prevent blood clots and regulate the cardiovascular system.
Cinnamon is that spice which has multiple health benefits, especially during winters. While spices in general have warm consistencies, cinnamon in particular has proved beneficial for insulin resistance, stomach infections, and more importantly flues. Cinnamon also boosts your metabolism which generates body heat.
Sesame, especially in India is one important ingredient for winter food like chikkis and gajaks. Considering that winter dryness in the air can cause allergies and respiratory disorders, sesame makes an essential winter food as it helps cure chronic respiratory disorders like pneumonia, bronchitis and asthma. Powered by essential minerals such as manganese, copper, iron, phosphorus and calcium; sesame is capable of nursing stress related ailments like diabetes, hypertension, blood pressure, even digestive disorders. Plus its high zinc content helps produce collagen that gives skin more elasticity and helps repair damaged body tissues.