Winter is here, and baby, it's cold outside. Keeping warm when temperatures drop means grabbing jackets, gloves, and scarfs to swaddle your body as you brave the outdoors. Sure, wrapping yourself in all these layers helps to protect you from the elements, but what if I told you what you snack and sip on throughout the day could warm you from the inside out? It turns out that eating certain foods warm you right up, but you don't have to take my word for it — it's science.
The process is called diet-induced thermogenesis and, for those of us who aren't scientists, that means eating foods that contain certain compounds which raise the body's temperature. Thanks to a small group of foods, staying warm never tasted so good. Simply noshing on items that have thermogenic properties will temporarily heat up your body, resulting in greater warmth as well as a helping to boost immunity. It's nature's two for one.