Ayurvedic Spices & Tips to Help Stay Warm in Winter!

Ayurvedic Spices & Tips to Help Stay Warm in Winter!

Ayurveda, the science of life, is a 5,000+ year old system of natural healing from the Vedic times in India. It is still readily practised and is mandatory when doing a medical degree in India. Ayurveda offers a wealth of wisdom when it comes to staying warm and healthy during the winter months. Here are some Ayurvedic spices and tips to help you stay warm:

  1. Ginger: This warming spice is known to assist with boosting circulation and metabolism. You can add fresh ginger to your meals, brew ginger tea, or even chew on a small piece of fresh ginger.
  2. Cinnamon: Cinnamon is another warming spice that is known to help improve circulation and digestion. Sprinkle cinnamon on oatmeal, add it to baked goods, or brew it into tea.
  3. TurmericTraditionally known for its anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric is a staple in Ayurvedic medicine. It can help keep the body warm and support immune function. Add turmeric to soups, stews, or haldi doodh (turmeric milk).
  4. Black Pepper: Black pepper is considered a heating spice in Ayurveda and is known to help stimulate digestion and circulation. Use it in cooking or sprinkle it on your meals.
  5. Cumin: Cumin is warming and is known to aid digestion. Toast whole cumin seeds and add them to dishes, or use ground cumin in spice blends.
  6. Cloves: Cloves are highly aromatic and are known to help generate heat in the body. Add whole cloves to soups or stews, or use ground cloves in baking.
  7. Stay Hydrated: Drink warm fluids throughout the day, such as masala chai, herbal tea or warm water, to keep your body hydrated and help maintain body temperature.
  8. Wear Warm Clothing: Dress in layers using natural fabrics like wool or cotton to stay warm without overheating. Keep your head, feet, and hands covered when going outside.
  9. Stay Active: Engage in gentle exercise or yoga to keep the body warm and promote circulation. Avoid vigorous exercise if it's extremely cold outside.
  10. Eat Warm, Nourishing Foods: Enjoy hearty soups, stews, and cooked grains like oatmeal or quinoa.

    To get the best spice mix the contains most of the abovementioned spices, we would recommend purchasing Chai Walli's award-winning Ayurvedic 11 Spice Chai and Golden Chai. Both are available with or without black tea.

    By incorporating these Ayurvedic spices and lifestyle tips into your daily routine, you can work towards supporting your body's natural ability to stay warm and healthy during the winter season.

     

     The information provided above is for educational and informational purposes only and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment. Always consult with a qualified healthcare provider before making any changes to your diet, exercise routine, or lifestyle, especially if you have any underlying medical conditions or concerns. The use of the information provided is at your own risk.

     

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