It's that time of the year again when anything served 'hot' looks tempting. And most of the time, hot soup and chaiis on our mind to keep the chill at bay.As much as I love a good bowl of hot soup, there are other foods that help you keep warm and toasty from within. Elders in our families have often told us that certain foods affect our internal temperature by heating and invigorating us, pushing blood and energy to the surface of the body during the digestion process. If you're looking to stay warm this season, I would recommend some of these.Hot Chocolate – Right on top of the list as it’s my favourite midnight snack and my weakness too. I use two-three squares of dark chocolate and melt it into hot milk. No harm in adding a little dark chocolate to your diet, after all it’s an excellent anti-oxidant. Nothing like a cuppa on a cold wintery night.
Almonds and walnuts - Walnuts and almonds are good at any time of the year, but they make a lovely roasted snack in the winters. I remember as a kid my mother always increased the intake of these wonder nuts to keep me warm. Add them to your salads and cakes.