Do you avoid some particular food during winters.

@dpk262006 (55822)
Delhi, India
November 29, 2015 12:59am CST
Hello everyone In a city like New Delhi, winter has its own charm because we Delhites face scorching summer months so winter is always welcomed here. We get an opportunity to enjoy hot soups, leafy vegetables like Mustard spinach, fenugreek leaves, raddish and turnip etc. which are generally not available during summer months. Doctors advice that we should stick to hot beverages and hot food during winters. Many do not like to take cold drinks, cold beverages and cold food (e.g. curd etc.) And fried snacks in the evening during winters. Do you take cold drinks, ice cream and fried snacks during winter months, specially when if you face winters in your city. Have a nice day.
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@JudyEv (103847)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Nov 15
Our temperatures don't really get so extreme that we need to avoid foods. We enjoy more hot dishes in winter but I can eat ice-cream any time of the year!
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
29 Nov 15
We need to avoid cold food during winters. It is great that on your part of the world you don't face extreme winter. Do you enjoy eating ice cream in the winter?
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@JudyEv (103847)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Nov 15
@dpk262006 I can eat ice-cream at any time. Day or night!
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@Hatley (162089)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Nov 15
@JudyEv me too does not bother me at all I will eat it any month of the year. lol
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@thesids (22453)
• Bhubaneswar, India
29 Nov 15
Ice cream? I can have that any day and there are no plans ever around to avoid them. I normally avoid a food only if I know it will make things bad for me (especially the Ulcerative Colitis). Technically, there are some fruits that I always avoid. Some of those eatables with lots of oil and even those "masala" stuff including chillies. But these are the rules for me all through the year. Ice creams and cold coffee are best during winters. Try them, you may just love them more. Okay, I agree, here at Bhubaneswar, we dont have as chilly winters as you Delhites .
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
30 Nov 15
I can understand that you are fond of ice cream. As far as I know, there is no winter season in Bhubaneswar, as we experience here at New Delhi. In Bhubaneswar I doubt if people wear pullovers etc. during December/January months. Yes, you are right that it is better to avoid food which is fried and have lots of chillies and other condiments in it. I can take ice cream but not cold coffee during winter months.
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@thesids (22453)
• Bhubaneswar, India
30 Nov 15
@dpk262006 Yes, people do wear pullovers and even those heavy jackets (but at the end side, these are not as warm or as woollen laded when you compare them with what they use at Delhi). I was at Delhi working for a Call Support (and it was then that I had spent a winter at Delhi. On other instances, it always would never exceed 5-7 days stay and we would avoid winters). Allahabad, Kanpur are the other two spine chilling areas when I was the Systems Incharge Lab Instructor at the MotiLal Nehru Engg College and I spend 3 winters there (2 at Allahabad and 1 at Kanpur). The wollens that I had purchased back then are almost of no use here at Bhubaneswar just because they are so very woolen and warming
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
30 Nov 15
@thesids - Yes, If you have spent winters here in New Delhi, you could well compare it the winter season of Bhubaneswar. You are right that Allahabad and Kanpur get even colder during winters and the one who is not used to this kind of weather, feels uncomfortable during winters. Now you could use your heavy woollens, if you happen to visit any of the North Indian cities during winters.
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@hema7213 (3525)
• India
29 Nov 15
winters are actually exceptional.....i used to avoid only cold things and try to eat more fritters things
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
29 Nov 15
It's wiser on your part that you don't take cold stuff during winters. Which one is your favourite dish during winters?
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@hema7213 (3525)
• India
29 Nov 15
@dpk262006 it is gajar ka halwaa....as carrots are available on winter season with a very good range ....so i enjoy making it and eating it
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
30 Nov 15
@hema7213 What made you make a mention about gazar ka halwa it is so delicious, yummy and mouth watering that I could have it all days in winters. It is interesting to know you are good in preparing gazar ka halwa, so next time when you try it, send a portion of it to me please.
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@garymarsh6 (12353)
• United Kingdom
29 Nov 15
Although the stereotypical idea of an English person is that they drink tea all day well I am about to shatter that myth. I don't drink tea but I drink coffee all day long.
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
30 Nov 15
Yes, there are tea lovers all over the world and in comparison there are less fans of coffee. It is interesting that you like to take coffee instead of tea during winters. PS - India is third largest tea exporter in the world.
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@JudyEv (103847)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Nov 15
I think we drink way too much coffee but it is instant and quite weak in my case. I sometimes wonder if I'd sleep better if we didn't have coffee just before bed.
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
30 Nov 15
@JudyEv - I feel that coffee makes you awake instead of helping you to feel sleepy. I've heard many students who are preparing for their exams take coffee at night to keep them awake. You could give it a try by not taking coffee for one or two days and could find out, whether it helps you feel sleep better.
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• United States
29 Nov 15
Silly at may seem, I only drink Sweet Tea in summer, to me it's not a winter drink.
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
30 Nov 15
If you experience winters in your city, which kind of food do you take in winters?
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• United States
30 Nov 15
@dpk262006 We eat the same food all year long. My husband cooks outside on the grill even in winter.
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
30 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill wow! Great! Your hubby appears very caring and a good cook.
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@else34 (13638)
• New Delhi, India
1 Dec 15
@dpk262006,Generally I don't avoid any food in any season.It is chilly cold here in our town,but a few hours back I had taken ice cream and will have sugarcane juice at night.
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
2 Dec 15
Chilly Cold at your place? In which part of the city do you stay? I also stay in New Delhi, but the weather has not turned chilly, it is still moderate. One can have ice cream during this time, without any problem. I think sugarcane juice (if taken without ice) during winter, does not make harm to our body.
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@else34 (13638)
• New Delhi, India
2 Dec 15
@dpk262006 If you are thinking that I am from New Delhi,then,please excuse me,you are wrong.I am from Odhisha.Exactly,from western Odhisha.Here the weather is chilly cold these days.
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
2 Dec 15
@else34 - Your log in name indicate as under : jaishankar • @else34 (3392) • New Delhi, India So I thought that you are from New Delhi. You need to 'edit' your profile. Which city do you belong to in Odhisha? I do not think any city Western Odhisha gets more colder than New Delhi during end December or January months.
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@just4him (96181)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Dec 15
The ice cream in my freezer will be there until summer. I generally eat hot foods in winter.
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
2 Dec 15
Does your ice cream remain in freezer only or you enjoy it during winter months also? Consuming hot food in winter always help our body to cope with cold.
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@just4him (96181)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Dec 15
@dpk262006 I see no reason to have it before spring at the earliest.
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
3 Dec 15
@just4him - Means, though it (ice cream) is there on your Freezer, but you will avoid taking it before spring. Is it?
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@rocky1980 (548)
• Chandigarh, India
3 Dec 15
I am from chandigarh and temperature of chandigarh and delhi in winter or summer remains close just a degree minus or plus. in punjab, winter means lot of green vegetables, spinach and sarson saag. I love having hot soups in the evening and fried snacks as well.
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
4 Dec 15
Yes, we people fall in the same category. It is always better for our health to take hot stuff in the winter. Cold drinks or ice cream etc. could do more harm than good to our health. It is also advisable to minimise intake of fried snacks in the evenings during winters because generally people remain indoors during evenings/nights.
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• Chandigarh, India
4 Dec 15
@dpk262006 thanks for your advise, this winter i would try to cut down on fried snacks. I just love fried snacks specially with the evening tea, i can't live without it. I'll do my best to control my urge this winter.
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
4 Dec 15
@rocky1980 We all love fried snacks, once in a while it is fine. If you are able to control yourself to some extent that will be okay.
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@suzzy3 (8397)
2 Dec 15
I drink water all year around but tend to drink tea anytime of the year. We have more salads in the summer occasionally in the winter. We tend to eat a lot of stews and casseroles and hot food. in the winter.
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
2 Dec 15
It is good that you consume warm food in winters and don't skip to drink your tea.
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@suzzy3 (8397)
3 Dec 15
@dpk262006 No weather would stop me drinking my tea.
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
4 Dec 15
@suzzy3 - Yes, tea could have during any time of the year. We also take through out the year.
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@GardenGerty (92380)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Dec 15
To some degree I eat the same year round. I do eat more soups in the winter, and more spices.
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
4 Dec 15
It is always better to take hot soups during winters, it keep our body warm from inside.
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@paigea (21233)
• Canada
1 Dec 15
We still eat ice cream in the winter. But we do enjoy lots of soups and things like that during the winter
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
1 Dec 15
It means while mostly you take hot stuff during winters but you cannot resist yourself to devour dollops of ice cream even in winters.
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@moondebi (1230)
• Bangalore, India
30 Nov 15
During winter, the junk food intake definitely increases.
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
30 Nov 15
Which junk food do you take during winters?
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@Hatley (162089)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Nov 15
I avoid the cold foods a lot and love hot soups a nd hot beans and chili con carne and corn bread b ut love ice cream for dessert anytime of the year.
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
30 Nov 15
Ha ha ha ha.....everyone here seems fan of ice cream, irrespective of weather conditions. It is wiser on your part that you take hot soups /beans etc. in the winter. I have not eaten corn bread, besides you one more friend mentioned about it. I am wondering how it is made and is its taste?
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@sharon6345 (105475)
• United States
29 Nov 15
I love hot food and drink in the winter months. I also like hot food in the summer time. Just no so much hot drinks.
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
30 Nov 15
It is good that you prefer to take hot food and hot drinks and you not only take it in winter but in summer months also. Actually, cold food and cold drinks are ultimately not good for our health, cold drinks only give momentary pleasure but such things harm our body more than good.
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@scheng1 (24889)
• Singapore
29 Nov 15
I heard that in Japan, they have ice cream when the winter is freezing. I do not know the logic of doing that, but the last thing I want in winter is ice cream. Anyway, there is no winter in my country. December is a month of monsoon rain, and I think we can expect a lot more rainy afternoons. I just hope that I do not get wet on the way to work.
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
30 Nov 15
I do not have any idea if Japanese are crazy for ice cream during winter months. There is no user (whom I have across here) who could confirm about your statement. You too are fond of ice cream like our other friends here. Singapore has moderate weather and you do not get to experience winters as we do here in New Delhi. Heavy rain could disrupt life during moonsoon.
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@simone10 (22246)
• Louisville, Kentucky
12 Dec 15
We pretty much eat what we want when we want. There are certain dishes that we prefer to eat during the winter months but that is just our preference.
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
13 Dec 15
Which dishes due to prefer to eat during winters?
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@simone10 (22246)
• Louisville, Kentucky
17 Dec 15
@dpk262006 Meals like chili and homemade soup.
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
17 Dec 15
@simone10 - Do you prefer to take any kind of special soup or you take any soup?
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@Gabugs (1786)
• United States
2 Dec 15
I enjoy having hot soups and spicy food in the winter months, But I avoid eating salads, cold desserts. I wouldn't mind eating steaming 'gulab jamuns' though.
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
2 Dec 15
Yes, hot soups and warm food (with spices) is the best bet in winter months. I understand that winter at your place would be harsher to that of New Delhi? It is better to avoid desserts and fried food during winters, specially during evenings, as it takes time to digest and its affects our digestive system. Most of us like steamy Gulab Jamuns in winters. Do you get Gulab Jamuns over there? Here are some for you.
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@Gabugs (1786)
• United States
2 Dec 15
@dpk262006 How sweet of you to tempt me like this? Yes, we do get them at the Indian Store. But my daugher-in-law makes some delicious ones too [GITS!]
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
6 Dec 15
@Gabugs It's great to hear that your daughter in law prepares yummy Gulab Jamuns, hope whenever you feel like eating you could request her to make for you.
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@TheHorse (54732)
• Pleasant Hill, California
1 Dec 15
I eat more salads in the Summer, but other than that, I don't change my diet much.
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
1 Dec 15
It is always good to take salads, irrespective of weather. In summers here we have cucumbers, tomatoes and onions etc. which we are eaten raw in salad. However, in winters here we could enjoy radish, carrots, tomatoes and beetroot in salad.
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@TheHorse (54732)
• Pleasant Hill, California
1 Dec 15
@dpk262006 I actually enjoy hot soup even more in Winter. I actually like beets.
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
1 Dec 15
@TheHorse If you prefer to take soup during winters, it keeps you warm inside and is considered good for your health. Beetroot is the best bet for producing more blood.
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@youless (87498)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Nov 15
The season doesn't have an effect on my diet. Perhaps I will especially have more food in winter so that I can stand the cold weather. It will be easy to be hungry in winter. So I need to eat more food to gain the energy.
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
30 Nov 15
Yes, you are right that in winters, our body requires more energy and we need to eat something extra to keep ourselves fit. Low level of energy in our body could affect our immune system in winters. How much cool it gets during winters over there?
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@youless (87498)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Nov 15
@dpk262006 Here usually it will be at least five degrees in winter. But actually six degrees is already so cold for us.
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
30 Nov 15
@youless - It means temperature dips to almost 5 degrees. Same happens here in New Delhi.
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@marijuana (588)
• Tel Aviv, Israel
14 Dec 15
No of course not .. no cold things on winter :) just hot tea, coffee , soup I don't like eating sour fruits when it is could and I used to wonder why winter or cold season is the season for citrus - then I realized God was really smart -- we need more vitamin C on winter :)
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@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
15 Dec 15
You are wise enough that you prefer to take hot beverages during winters. Yes, you are right that many do not like to eat citrus fruits, however, citrus fruits are best source of vitamin 'C' and could be taken all year around.
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