Foods to avoid in the Winter Season

Winter is the season of cold; the season of crackling camp fires, comfy woollies and cups of deliciously hot coffee the magical season that brings with it a feeling of inexorable joy and lifts up the spirit like no other. However, this rosy spectacle is just one side of the picture, for winters are also widely synonymous with dreadful,endless days of misery and illness for millions of people worldwide. Seasonal changes are not “gentle and easy.” They impact our mood, health, sleep and general behavior in some very stormy ways. Indeed, as the sunshine and heat gradually fade into gusts of cold wind, one finds one`s energy levels considerably lowered, the general mood depressed and the overall vitality sapped..

Some of the most common ailments include asthma, cough, flu, cold, catarrh and sinus,fever or high temperature, arthritis and various kinds of allergies. As if this is not enough, one feels even more miserable as the cold dry winds are quick to turn the skin dry, the lips chapped and the hair brittle. In fact, the list of winter blues is endless.

As most of the winter ailments are related to the upper respiratory tract system,a leading chest specialist explains, `It is essential to look after oneself and to stay warm, healthy and happy to successfully avoid winter blues`. There is, after all, a bevy of diseases waiting to attack during the wintry days.

Normally hunger is not felt in summer season. Waste matters easily excrete from the body due to perspiration, which keeps the warmness and energy in balance. But in winter season, the body pores get close due to severe cold, which obstruct the perspiration and the system of warmness and energy level also gets disturbed. Healthy diet is required in order to keep the warmness of body intact.

With wintertime rapidly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about how you should stock your cupboards during the cold winter months.

If you have a sore throat or a raspy voice, drinking or eating very cold foods like ice cream can make things much worse. Many people experience that brief stab of severe pain that comes with eating or drinking something too cold.

But for people prone to migraines, it can be the beginning of a full-fledged attack.According to experts, more than 90% of migraine sufferers say they have to be cautious with cold foods/drinks.

It's a myth that milk causes phlegm to form. However, dairy can thicken phlegm already present, making you feel more uncomfortable and irritating your throat. If you have a cold with a cough, avoid milk. During winter when we are more susceptible to cold sit is best to reduce your dairy intake. Milk and products of milk like cheese, butter and other dairy products can cause increased congestion in the nose, throat & chest.

Even breads that are technically wheat, but are as soft and smooth as white bread,should be avoided. Don't be afraid to discard the bread from your sandwich or to push away that bread basket.

Winter Munchies Might Just Be Tradition, According to some scientists, winter weight gain is just a product of our environment, not biology.

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