When the temperature is around 7 degree Celsius like these days, keeping body warm is the most frequent thinking of anyone. Many people sprint to clothes shops to buy the warmest coats or jackets as they can. For most people, keeping body warm is much important than nice dressing because they don’t want to be ill when Tet is coming.
People tent to use temporary solution like buying clothes (because of quickness) rather than let their body healthy from inside (need much more time and not anyone know about it). But when you are home with your family, the second is the thing that you try to do. And how can you do it?
If you catch a cold after riding in the drizzling rain, let drink a cup of hot ginger-and-cinnamon tea. Ginger is a natural antioxidant and antiseptic. It improves circulation to all parts of the body and relieves cold and flu. While Cinnamon helps dry dampness in the body and warms people that are always cold and suffering from poor circulation. Besides, you can use cinnamon in cooking dishes because it is antiseptic and an excellent digestive tonic.
You also make your body warm by having ginger bath. Only using eight ounces of ginger into a half gallon of water, simmering at a low boil for twenty minutes, then straining into the bathtub; soaking your body in this water make you warm, relax your muscle and relieve cold and flu.
In cooking, you can make your family face the cold better by adding dark orange vegetables, grounding roots and spices in dish.
Dark orange vegetables such as sweet potatoes, winter squash, and carrots provide immune nourishing beta-carotene and the warmth of the orange ray. Grounding roots (especially those that grow in cold climates) such as onions and turnips can help one better acclimate to the seasons. Other warming foods include arugula, mustard greens, and watercress. Nuts, seeds, and their butters make excellent warming and insulating snacks.
Spices help you feel warmer and improve circulation like:
- Black pepper has antiseptic, and antioxidant properties.
- Cayenne is rich in vitamin C, and helps relieve chills, coughs and congestion.
- Garlic helps one be more resistant to infection. Garlic is a potent vasodilator and improves circulation by helping to prevent the blood from clumping together.
- Ginger is a natural antioxidant and antiseptic. It improves circulation to all parts of the body.
By using these herbs flexibly you can keep your family healthy and warm in chilling days.