Have you ever wondered why in the heat we prefer vegetable salads and green cabbage soup, and in winter we are more attracted to rich soup, fatty pork and Olivier salad? This is no coincidence. We just intuitively choose foods that warm the body.
About warming food was known in antiquity. So, in the Indian system of medicine Ayurveda, food was given great importance. Indian healers believed that for health it is necessary to eat properly, in particular, there are warming foods in the cold, and cooling ones in the heat.
Today, traditional medicine also recognizes this, it only explains the ability of food to warm the body differently than Ayurveda.
How can foods warm?
It is clear that hot tea or coffee will help keep you warm if you are cold. A cold kvass will refresh in the heat. But it’s not at all the temperature of the food. Warming products act on processes occurring in the body, including the production of internal heat. Continue reading