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Winters! Accompanied by cold surroundings or freezing breeze that can freeze your systems too. Every year of this frosty season, you have to warm your gut. What should you do for this?
To warm your body in the chilly winters, you must be making great efforts. But, what if you fail to reach the requirement of your organs? Because of less heat, your body's temperature will go down and may affect the heart directly or can lead to the complete failure of heart or respiratory organs and in severe cases, it can eventually lead to death.
It has been researched that more deaths are during winters then summers and in addition to this, half the death due to winter is because of respiratory failure. Second to this is the coronary death, which is due to the fluid shifting because of cold wind exposure.
Now the question is, where do the body loses its heat that they produce? There are three ways in which your body can lose its heat.
So, there are 'two ways' in which you can reduce the heat losses and to keep the body warm. The first one will include giving the heat from outside and the second one will include giving the heat from inside. Former one could be done by preventing yourself from cold surfaces, wearing full clothes, etc. But the later one could be done with eating foods that provides warmness for the better functioning.
Giving the body a present of warmness from inside can make it a good reservoir of heat and thus heat exchange will not affect much. For giving the warmness from inside, you have to make your diet accordingly.
Take turmeric and ginger, and crush it in a mortar and pestle. Meanwhile, boil the water in a saucepan. Add these two spices and in addition, add 'Tulsi' leaves for freshness of this Kadha. You can sweeten it with 'Jaggery' or 'sugar' and can enjoy this hot drink during this season.
Take ginger, turmeric, cinnamon sticks and black pepper and grind them to powder. Now, warm the milk (prefer plant based) on medium heat for some minutes and then remove from the stove. Mix these ground spices in it. Then add chunks of green cardamom and enjoy the healthy and warning drink.
Peel the ginger and crush it and then keep it aside. Now, grind some other spices like- cardamom and black pepper. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, boil water and add crushed ginger and ground spices to it. Let them boil together for some minutes and then add fresh tea leaves to it and after this add sugar to it. After the mixture changes its colour to light yellow, add milk (Plant based milk preferred) to it and wait for 2-3 minutes and remove it from the stove. Add the chunks of cardamom at the time of serving and enjoy your hot masala tea.
For insulating your body so to keep your heat exchange low, you have to make yourself covered and warm from outside. This can be done in various ways:
So, winters can bring various difficulties to your inner body functioning. To overcome this difficulty, you have to keep your body warm so that all the functions work properly. Now, there are two ways to keep your body warm, that can be from outside or from inside. Always cover yourself properly, take hot water bath, add winter spices to your dishes, drink beverages with goodness of various organic spices, etc. All these precautions can reduce the rate of heat exchange and thus keeping the body warm to cherish the beauty of this season.