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15 Foods That Will Help You Stay Warm

15 Foods That Will Help You Stay Warm

In the Northern Hemisphere, it’s that time of the year when the temperatures drop, the layers come on, and the sneezing, sniffles and colds commence. Read the infographic below to find out why lower temperatures can lead to more sickness — and what you can eat and drink to help your body stay warm this winter.

 

The Science of Staying Warm

The Science of Staying Warm [Infographic] by the team at JonesOil

 

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2:18AM PST on Jan 18, 2014

Thank you :)

11:57AM PST on Jan 17, 2014

awesome and informative

11:07PM PST on Dec 10, 2013

This is certainly, very fascinating.

10:37AM PST on Dec 10, 2013

Here in Illinois.......

10:36AM PST on Dec 10, 2013

Very informative article, well presented. Thanks for posting!! Her in Northern Illinois we know that layering is the best for staying warm :-)

6:12AM PST on Dec 10, 2013

I agree with Beverly S; cold temperature, in and of itself, cannot cause flu or pneumonia. These are infections you catch from other people. Yes, a weakened immune system makes one more prone to catch these illnesses, but I'm not sure that cold weather, alone, can weaken the immune system. I spent a few years studying immunology, and I know that lack of exercise, lack of fresh (outdoors) air, and the heavy consumption of sugary treats are all responsible for weakening the immune system. Note that people usually experience more of these (lack of exercise and fresh air, too much sugar and baked goodies) during the winter months, specially around the Holidays, thus making them more prone to catching flu and the like.

I think making people "afraid of the cold" and inciting them to stay indoors in winter is bad for their health. With the proper clothes and footwear, (and when it's not too icy), everyone should enjoy some time ouside, in winter.

4:12AM PST on Dec 10, 2013

Interesting! Oh, now I crave a hot cocoa/tea...

11:18PM PST on Dec 9, 2013

Thanks

8:27PM PST on Dec 9, 2013

Every winter I live by 2 cardinal rules: 1. Layers, layers, layers. 2. Electric blanket.

These make the winter bearable for me.

9:45AM PST on Dec 9, 2013

I always thought that cold weather, in and of itself, does not make one sick. (Wouldn't everyone in Alaska be sick?)
Below is from a New York Times article about health myths:

1.In studies of cold transmission, people who are chilled are no more likely to get sick than those who were not. It may be that cold weather keeps people indoors, where germs are more likely to catch up with you.

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