Whether you love it or hate it, we are in the middle of winter and we have no choice but to embrace it. It seems like the middle of winter is always the coldest – but let’s look at the bright side. It means we are one step closer to summer! However, with the recent freezing conditions, we needed something to make us feel a little warmer; and we’re not talking about turning up your heater! We’ve discovered that these 5 nuts are perfect to be consumed in the winter because they actually make you feel warmer. It’s often known that nuts are warm and hot naturally in nature. When you consume nuts in cold weather it’ll heat up your internal heater in your body making you feel less cold. In addition to heating your body, these 5 nuts can nourish and strengthen your kidneys, brain, heart, and improve your physical quality. Step aside superman; this is a job for supernuts.
Walnuts are high in protein, fat, minerals and vitamins, which makes them the ultimate healthy snack. The rich vitamin B and E help prevent cell aging, enhance memory, and ultimately heat up your body. Not only do walnuts help you fire up your insides, but they are also good for your outside! Having a handful of walnuts a day can beautify your skin and hair. A little tip! Don’t peel off the brown skin, as it’s one of the nutritious parts of the nut.
Chestnuts are sweet in flavor and warm in character and are different from other nuts. They contain more carbohydrates, but less protein and fat. They also have carotene, riboflavin, ascorbic acid, and other vitamins that are key factors in keeping your insides warm. Chestnuts are great for your stomach, kidneys and are their nutrition values are compared to ginseng. No wonder people mostly eat chestnuts in the winter!
Did you know that hazelnuts are considered a fruit?! They’re mostly unsaturated fatty acid that is rich in protein, carbs, vitamin E, minerals, and sugar fiber making them beneficial to reduce cholesterol and warm your tummy right up! They also have other super powers that will help prevent several cancers such as breast and colon. The fact that they also help strengthen your immune system is the total super hero package.
Almonds contain a variety of minerals, amino acids and are extremely rich in calcium which gives you the energy to heat up your body on the inside. They are incredibly helpful for any stomach problems a person may have. Grab your wool scarf and grab a handful of almonds and you’ll be ready to go!
Peanuts are high in protein, fiber, magnesium, iron, zinc, and vitamin D. Because they’re high in Vitamin D, they can help prevent you from feeling cold. Eating peanuts can nourish blood, spleen, and lungs, as well as moisturize the skin. It looks like we’re going to have a warm/clear skin winter!
The essential of surviving winter is to keep warm and the fact that we can keep warm by eating our favorite food made us like this chilly season a little bit more!
Grab your favorite nuts from any Al Rifai store and stay warm!