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5 Ingredients That Will Warm Your Winter Up

5 Ingredients That Will Warm Your Winter Up

Winter is the season of soup, but there are many other foods that have longer lasting warming effects. Add any of these five ingredients to your next dish for a winter warm-up.

Nutmeg, Cinnamon, and Ginger

Bring on the spice! Nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger boost blood circulation, and ginger is excellent for digestion.

Try Norwegian Meatballs or a Gingerbread Date Shake (dates are also warming!).


They’re roasted by the fire for a reason. Chestnuts are a good blood circulator, a trait that keeps us warm. Not only that, they’re relatively low in calories in comparison to other nuts and seeds, yet that doesn’t compromise their vitamin and mineral content.

Cook up some Chestnut and Pear Ravioli!


In case you needed an excuse to add just a little bit more to your toast. Fat requires more energy to break down than proteins or carbohydrates, which boosts our body’s metabolism and keeps us warm.

Brussels sprouts

The cancer-fighting phytonutrients and fiber are a huge perk of eating Brussels sprouts, but their high vitamin C content (74.8 milligrams a cup!) can reduce the length of cold symptoms.

Roast Brussels sprouts to perfection with cinnamon, butternut squash, pecans, and cranberries.


Just like butter, fish is rich in warming fats. And not only that, the oils in salmon and tuna can boost the immune system.

For an extra kick, give Broiled Salmon with Thai Sweet Chili Glaze a try.

Beat the winter chill with these five warming ingredients!

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