Boost Your Body Temperature Naturally With Warming Foods

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Winter is bad news for people who are prone to cold, have cold hands and feet, or weakened immunity as a result of the cold weather. If you can never quite get warm enough during the winter, there are foods you can add to your diet to warm your body and naturally increase your body temperature. Even a slight increase inside out, makes a big difference in how warm you feel.

Foods That Warm Your Body

The foods on our list below are warm foods that warm your body in a number of different ways. Some offer an immediate burst of warmth, while others work from the inside to impact your body temperature. For example, have you ever thought why pumpkin is in season as the climate gets colder? Warm foods are helpful if you have hypothyroidism and tend to feel colder than other people around you.

Benefits Of A Higher Body Temperature

A higher body temperature can benefit you in several different ways, particularly during the cold months. A warmer body strengthens your immune system and reduces the chances of your getting sick when your body is less resistant in the cold.

High body temperature (or artificial fever) speeds up metabolism, inhibits the growth of invading viruses or bacteria, and literally burns the enemy with heat. It is an effective, protective and healing measure not only against colds and simple infections, but also beneficial in the treatment of acute infectious diseases, arthritis and rheumatic diseases, skin disorders, insomnia, muscular pain and cancer, to name a few conditions.

By understanding the benefits of a higher body temperature, even “artificial” temperature induced by eating warming foods is beneficial for people with these symptoms: cold hand and feet, cold body (hypothyroidism), diarrhea, stomach disorders, lack of energy, sore joints, edema (or fluid retention).

foods that warm your body

Foods That Naturally Bump Up Your Body Temperature

There are many foods and beverages that can naturally bump up your body temperature, so you’re sure to find something you like in the list below. If you have any of the symptoms mentioned above, the following warming foods will help you during the coming cold months:


  • Apple
  • Avocado
  • Cherries
  • Coconut (meat and milk, not the water)
  • Guava
  • Longan
  • Lychee
  • Mango
  • Nectarine
  • Papaya
  • Peach
  • Raspberry


  • Asparagus
  • Beetroot
  • Carrot
  • Celeriac
  • Chives
  • Fennel
  • Leeks
  • Mustard
  • Greens
  • Onion
  • Potato
  • Pumpkin
  • Radish
  • Rutabaga
  • Scallions
  • Squashes
  • Sweet Potato
  • Turnip
  • Watercress


  • Almond
  • Pine nuts
  • Pistachio nuts
  • Walnuts


  • Anise
  • Basil
  • Chilli
  • Cilantro
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Cumin
  • Dill
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Ginseng
  • Nutmeg
  • Pepper
  • Rosemary
  • Spearmint
  • Turmeric
  • Vinegar
  • Wine


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About Sara Ding

Sara Ding is the founder of She is a certified Wellness Health Coach, Nutritional Consultant and a Detox Specialist. She helps busy men and women identify their health issues at the root cause, in order to eliminate the problems for optimum physical/mental health and wellbeing.

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