Tips on a healthy diet: 3 types of foods one should include in a winter diet – experts suggest

Health experts from all over the world suggest that all the different seasons of the year require certain changes in diet and lifestyle during those times. Ayurveda related to specific dochas to specific seasons and winters associated with Fata And kappa dosha. It follows that the winter diet is a diet that will help balance or regulate Fata And Kava doshas in the body and strengthen immunity. sahaj (hereditary), FIG (seasonal), yukticret (Established) are the three types of immunity recognized by Ayurveda. During the winter, we want to strengthen yukticret Immunity through a regular and balanced diet and lifestyle, and regular yoga practice.

According to Ayurveda, there are certain food groups that are not suitable for consumption during the winter season, such as foods with a bitter, astringent and pungent taste. Cold foods and drinks such as ice cream should be avoided. Incorporating sweet, salty and sour foods, as well as warm and well-cooked foods into our winter diet, is a great idea to keep our digestive system working properly. It is also recommended to consume fresh fats and oils as well as dairy products. This is because cold weather causes the body to try and conserve heat, thus strengthening the digestive system. Ayurveda talks about digestive fire or Jatharagni Their strength increases during the winter, allowing easy digestion of fatty foods and dairy products. Other nutrients that can be eaten during the winter are a variety of legumes such as beans (Al-Rajmablack beans (gave the office) and jaggery (Allah) that increase the warmth of the body, and grains such as wheat and rice. Hot drinks, stews, soups, lukewarm water, and various types of tea – especially ginger tea – are also very helpful.

Foods to be incorporated into a winter diet according to Ayurveda can be broadly categorized into:

1- Good fats and natural oils:

Digestive health is responsible in large parts for the body’s immunity. Ayurveda recommends adding natural dairy products, fats and oils (sesame oil or mustard oil), A2 ghee to our diet in winter in order to retain heat and facilitate digestion in the body. Winter can make our bodies sluggish due to heat loss and the only way to remedy this is to eat a rich, warmth-inducing diet that includes good fats.

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A2 margarine in our winter diet helps promote better digestion

2. Warm, well-cooked winter vegetables:

Winter is a great time to eat hot steamed soups, soups, stews, etc., made simply with delicious seasonal vegetables like carrots, beets, parsnips, and leafy greens like cabbage, broccoli, etc. Pre-cooked or ready-to-eat meals should be avoided as much as possible and as mentioned earlier, warm and well-cooked food is an absolute must in winter, in order to organize Vata Dosha in our bodies.

Read also: Winter diet: 7 ways to add vegetables to your diet without noticing it in winter

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3. Dried fruits:

It’s no mystery why people consider places known to record freezing temperatures during the winter as a permanent part of their diet. Dry fruits have a myriad of health benefits – they help keep the mind sharp and improve memory, but they also help keep the warmth on the inside. Nuts and fruits like cashews, pistachios, dates, almonds, walnuts and the oil they secrete have amazing health benefits and keep the body morale during the winter.

Read also: Benefits of dry fruits: from heart health to thyroid control


Author Biography: Dr. Bartap Chauhan is an Ayurvedic and Principal at Jiva Ayurveda.

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