7 Best Winter Foods


7 winter foods to be included in your winter diet

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Winter, the most awaited season of the year. Long Nights, Chilled weather mark the arrival of this beautiful season. It is the time to take out our sweaters, Shawls and Woolen blankets to keep our body warm.  But won’t you’ll like to know apart from keeping your body warm from outside how to generate warmth from inside. Is it really possible, if yes then how? Have you’ll hear about the term winter foods or winter diet. So excited to know about those winter foods have a look at this article…

Ginger

A very common ingredient found in almost every household is one of the best winter foods. It aids in digestion and also keeps the body warm. If taken daily in small quantities ginger strengthens the immune system. It acts as an antioxidant a natural remedy to fight against cold and flu. The best way to use ginger is having a cup of ginger tea which is also a way to fight the chilled weather. It can also be used while cooking in curries and making salads. So make sure you include ginger in your winter diet

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Honey

The next food is “HONEY” even honey is a very common food these days but many of us didn’t know the best time to have honey is in winter. It’s another medicine for the cold and flu in the winter month. It is also rich in antioxidants that can improve our immune system. It can boost the natural heat of our body internally. Honey can be used as a substitute for sugar. It can also be used in the early morning with warm water. Also in various smoothies and yogurt preparations.

Honey

Turmeric

Turmeric the food which is used since ancient India known for its antibacterial property helps to fight against common infections in winter. Turmeric can be added to warm milk known as “Turmeric Milk” or “Masala doodh” to reap maximum benefits in winters so as to keep our body warm. Besides turmeric is used in most of the Indian dishes from dals, veg, fish or chicken curries. It’s the key ingredient in our food and the pride of our nation.

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Soups

Yes, Soups. All of us will love to eat soups during this season. And so soup is also on the list of one of the best winter foods. It’s the easiest, tastiest and the healthiest way to give our body warmth in this chilled weather. Apart from this they are also low in calories and make us full. Different types of soup like tomato, chicken, palak, broccoli, Mixed veg soup, corn soup can be made…I know most of us will try out this winter food for sure!

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Dry fruits

A dry fruit which is easily available in the market a great source of energy also comes under one of the best winter foods as it has omega 3 fatty acids and so they are good in generating heat in the body. It’s one of the quickest and healthiest options given while traveling. It also loaded with several vitamins and minerals. There are various ways it can be included in our diet. It can be added to milkshakes, smoothies or even in plain milk. They can also be used in powdered form. Isn’t it easy to include dry fruits in our winter diet?

Dry fruits

Cinnamon

Cinnamon commonly known as “dalchini” is known for increasing metabolism of the body thereby generating heat. A pinch of cinnamon powder can be added in milkshakes, warm water, and coffee.

Cinnamon

Eggs

Last but not the least eggs. Packed with essentials proteins and vitamins eggs helps to keep our body warm in winters and also boosts our energy levels. Eggs can be used in multiple preparations like boiled eggs, egg chat, egg soup, egg pulao or khichdi, egg wrap, egg curry, egg sandwich.

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Spend this amazing season with these 7 amazing winter foods. Let me know your reviews about this article. Comment!
~ Ayesha Ghadigaonkar ( Food and Nutrition Blogger)

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ARE GYMS THE ONLY WAY OF STAYING FIT?


If you wanna be fit, hit the gym, a classic suggestion what we often hear. But what if we don’t? Are gyms the only way of staying fit?
Let’s find out.

“If Gyms are a part of “Fitness” then “Nutrition” is the heart of “Fitness

~ Ayesha Ghadigaonkar( Food and Nutrition Blogger)

Hello Everyone!

Gyms are the hot trend these days. ”I am going to the gym!” Doesn’t this sentence sounds cool?

There are different reasons why people visit a gym. Some for weight loss, some for Muscle gain, and some for weight gain. But apart from goal-oriented people, few people go just for the sake of status.

I work in a gym as a Dietitian but I don’t gym at all, and my colleagues ask me working in fitness industry how can I not?

My reply wasGyms are not the only way to stay fit”

Why most of the people choose this common and easiest option. Let’s find out-

What are the factors that drive us to a gym?

 Sedentary Lifestyle
 Peer pressure
 Unhealthy habits
 The craze for “Zero Size” figure.
 The excitement to have “ Sixpack” or “Eight pack”

Above are the factors that drive us to the gym. And we get easily driven because it’s the easiest way to get things done. I don’t want to be biased and would focus on all aspects.

BENEFITS OF GYMMING

Variations: – The different types of equipment available in the gym provide us with variations like Cardio, Weight training, Functional training. So we might not get bored with regular routine workouts.

Increases Self Confidence: – During a workout when we increase our repetitions, intensity and time we boost our Self Confidence that” Yes I can do it”

Motivation: – Fitness experts in gym motivate people to achieve their goals. Otherwise, if it’s only our decision to do exercise we will probably say “I’ll start from Monday” and that Monday never comes.

Money factor: – Gyms these days are costing a lot. And when we pay such huge amounts people usually turn up. Otherwise, if things are provided for free we don’t value them.

Now, some interesting facts:-

– Travel by a car for minor distance to do cardio in a gym (Why can’t we walk?)

– Can lift weights (Dumbles, bars, etc.) in gym but for lifting our groceries, we need assistance!

– Go to gym to Burn Calories but after gym, we consume double calories by eating junk. (Don’t we all do that?)

– We deny to walk up the stairs but we are excited to do step up on the machine.

– Cycles are “old fashioned” but cycling in the gym it’s a trend.

Have we ever wondered do people in villages  go to a Gym? I guess not. Still, the ladies have well-toned bodies and even men’s who aren’t into bodybuilding have a good physique. Now they do it without gym right?

I am not de-motivating you to join gyms, just trying to explain gyms are not the only option.

Some alternative options are: –

Jogging
Cycling
Yoga
Zumba
Dancing
Swimming
Walking
Aerobics
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Bottom Line:-

Gyms are a healthy way to be fit but they are not the only way to be fit. If a person doesn’t gym that doesn’t mean he doesn’t believe in fitness. It’s just his concept of staying fit is different. If you ask me my concepts of staying fit is majority “Nutrition” and of course exercise too! Remember, it’s always 80% Nutrition and 20% exercise

If we don’t gym that doesn’t mean we don’t wanna be fit it’s just everyone don’t have the same destination and so everyone’s way of defining fitness is different..

I feel “If Gyms are a part of “Fitness” then “Nutrition” is the heart of “Fitness” So next time when you think about fitness not necessarily you will think only about gyms.

Give importance to both nutrition as well as exercise. But always remember there are different ways to exercise. Find your own way to stay fit. So that was my definition of fitness. What’s yours?

I have shared my thoughts and would like to know yours? Is Gymming a necessity or a compulsion in today’s era? Are they the only way to stay fit? What do you think? #Comment

~ Ayesha Ghadigaonkar (Food and Nutrition Blogger)

 

THINK NUTRITIONALLY…….


 

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“If Blogging is my life than Nutrition is My choice…”
~ Ayesha Ghadigaonkar

Hello Everyone, I am Ayesha Ghadigaonkar a Dietitian by proffession,a Blogger by choice,an Influencer marketer,a Fiction writer,a thinker  a story-teller,a twitterati,a Fb promoter,a food lover and a lover of life…So that’s my Small Introduction..

Would like to tell How I came in to this field? and Why I want to Blog on Nutrition??

HOW I CAME IN TO THIS FIELD?  I won’t say I was born to be a Dietitian. Never ever have I ever thought that in would be a DIETITIAN one day..First of all I was unaware about this field..It was after 12th when we have to choose a profession for ourself I choose this field mere out of Frustration thinking If I have to choose something than why not this “It sounds Good”.Let me repeat It sounds Good and yes that’s how I choose this field..But the story doesn’t end here “Sometimes wrong choices brings us to right places “. I think I am at a right place now..

WHY I CHOOSE TO BLOG ON NUTRITION??       

  1. It’s the trend of today.People are dying to learn Nutrition.To Know about Nutrition.
  2.  Even though I studied Nutrition I didn’t belived in  Nutrition at once coz I was a foodie I love food,I love life and why to restrict this Enjoyment of life was what I believed But actually Nutrition is far more away from restrictions and I want unbelievers of Nutrition to believe in Nutrition.

WHY I CHOOSE THE NAME “THINK NUTRITIONALLY”? 

  1. We  normally think..So Let’s THINK NUTRITIONALLY..I think people should think about Nutrition and why not after all it’s like a Investment policy..We invest and Benefit is for us..I think”Nutrition should not only be in people’s mind But also their heart” and that will happen only If We “Think Nutritionally.

WHAT IS THE BLOG “THINK NUTRITIONALLY ” ABOUT??

Everything can’t be shared in a single post will share it in Next post.. Till than let me know your reviews about this post and Blog..Reviews and Suggestions are also welcomed..

I am a Thinker and would make sure I make others Not Only Think but “THINK NUTRITIONALLY”

It’s all  ABOUT NUTRITION

So Let’s Think Nutritionally….

“If Blogging rules my heart than Nutrition rules my Mind”

 ~ Ayesha Ghadigaonkar