Kitchen / Practical. Kitchen tips for a good winter at 19°C

Waste-free hot water bottle

A hot water bottle is a great way to warm up quickly! Also, internet searches have doubled between September 2021 and 2022. To choose between dry and liquid hot water bottles, go for the former, which are more practical, economical, eco-friendly and reusable.

Even better, you can make your own hot water bottle.

Make your own homemade hot water bottle

For the fabric, choose natural materials that withstand heat well, such as 100% cotton. If you don’t want to sew your own hot water bottle, you can just reuse your orphan socks!

Add wheat kernels, cherry pits, rice, flaxseed, spelt or hemp seeds. First of all, make sure the weave of your fabric is tight so the seeds don’t come out.

Seeds store heat very well and then spread it slowly and over a long period of time. To heat it up, simply place it on the radiator, in the oven or for a few seconds in the microwave.

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Soups and comfort food

Warm dishes are perfect as balanced and nutritious meals. For your soups, mix your favorite seasonal vegetables with starches and legumes like potatoes, lentils and chickpeas.

When it is cold, the feeling of cold decreases. This is why we tend to hydrate less in the winter. Therefore, soup is a good solution to remedy the lack of hydration by maintaining your body temperature and thus allowing your body to function well.

Foods with warming properties

Do you know foods that are naturally warming? Among them, find chili, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, chili, cloves or even black pepper.

In the fruit and vegetable section, bet on leeks, turnips, apples and oranges. From legume foods, prefer lentils and red beans.

In Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medicine, these foods bring warmth to our entire body by improving blood circulation.

Hot drinks

Teas, herbal teas, hot chocolates… These drinks, one more soothing than the other, are good for morale, but they also raise our body temperature naturally.

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