Tis the season to be jolly; and here at Prinos Farm&Deli that also means it’s the season of keeping you all stocked in all the  of top-quality food choices you might need cater to stay warm and healthy this winter. As the chill of winter sets in, there’s nothing quite like the comfort of hearty, warming foods to keep you cozy and satisfied. When it’s cold outside, our energy levels drop. But did you know, there are certain foods that can actually help to keep you warm?

At Prinos Farm&Deli, we understand the importance of embracing the season with nourishing delights that not only tickle your taste buds but also provide essential warmth. So if you’ve been asking yourself what is the best food for cold weather? Below, we’ve curated selection of winter-friendly foods, perfect for adding a touch of warmth and indulgence to your cold days.

What foods keep you warm during winter?

 Foods play a pivotal role in regulating body temperature by influencing various physiological processes. Certain foods possess thermogenic properties, initiating a metabolic response that generates heat within the body. In essence, the right combination of nutrient-dense foods supports the body’s thermoregulation, ensuring a cosy and balanced internal environment.

Want to know what foods make your body warmer? Read on for Prinos Farm&Deli’s Top warm foods for winter.

  • Spices: Spices like cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and ginger contain compounds such as capsaicin that induce a warming effect. Stock up on our growing range of aromatic herbs and spices to make your dishes pop and your body warm this winter.
  • Cayenne Pepper: Contains capsaicin, which generates heat in the body.
  • Cinnamon: Improves blood circulation and has warming properties.
  • Ginger: Known for its thermogenic effect, it warms the body from the inside.
  • Turmeric: Known to reduce inflammation and keep the body warm.

An assortment of spices and herbs displayed in various bowls on a dark wooden surface. The collection includes powdered and whole spices like cinnamon sticks, star anise, and dried bay leaves, with colorful spices such as bright red paprika, golden turmeric, and green dried herbs creating a vibrant contrast. Spilled spices sprinkle the area, adding to the rustic and aromatic atmosphere.

  • Hot Beverages: Hot beverages, such as herbal teas and hot chocolate, provide a warming sensation and aid in maintaining internal warmth. Elevate your winter beverage game with our premium selection of teas and hot drinks.
  • Green Tea: Contains antioxidants and can help boost metabolism.
  • Herbal Teas: Teas such as Peppermint and Chamomile can raise body temperature.
  • Hot Chocolate: Provides warmth and a comforting feeling.

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  • Protein-rich Foods: Protein-rich foods, including chicken, lean meats, and legumes, require more energy for digestion, contributing to increased body heat.
  • Chicken: Lean protein helps in generating body heat during digestion.
  • Lean Meats: Beef, pork, and lamb can contribute to keeping you warm.
  • Beans and Lentils: High in protein and can help maintain body temperature.


  • Fats and Oils: Healthy fats found in olive oil, nuts and seeds act as insulation, preserving warmth.
  • Olive Oil: Healthy fats provide a source of energy and warmth.
  • Nuts and Seeds: Almonds, walnuts, and sunflower seeds are good options.
  • Avocado: Contains healthy fats that contribute to insulation.


  • Whole Grains: Carbohydrates from whole grains, like oats and quinoa, release energy slowly, sustaining a comfortable temperature. They’re also packed full of protein and fibre, as well as zinc, which helps the immune system function properly. ese options also serve as a great base for winter-inspired dishes. Pair them with seasonal vegetables, aromatic herbs and our premium olive oils, for a feast that celebrates the flavours of the season.
  • Oats: Complex carbohydrates release energy slowly, maintaining warmth. Add cinnamon to oatmeal for extra morning warmth!
  • Quinoa: High in protein and provides sustained energy.


  • Root Vegetables: In season during the winter months, root vegetables such as beetroots, carrots, and turnips are rich in vital nutrients like beta-carotene, and Vitamins C and A. These contribute to fortifying your immune system, providing the necessary support to defend against colds and flu.
  • Sweet Potatoes: Rich in carbohydrates and have a warming effect.
  • Carrots: The natural sugars in carrots provide a quick energy boost.
  • Garlic: Apart from its health benefits, it can help increase body heat.

Fresh vegetables in a wooden crate on an old, rustic wooden table. The crate is filled with an array of produce including deep purple eggplants, a beet with leafy greens, white and purple striped garlic bulbs, parsnips, and bright red bell peppers. The vegetables are vivid and fresh, with dirt still visible on their skins, showcasing their organic and farm-to-table quality. The textures of the wooden crate and the rough table surface add to the natural, earthy ambiance of the image.

  • Warm Soups and Stews: Nothing says winter comfort like a steaming bowl of soup or wholesome stew. Especially when packed with other foods from this list! Loaded with proteins, fibres, vitamins and essential nutrients, soups fortify the immune system during the cold months. Warm up from the inside out.
  • Chicken Soup: Contains protein and warms from the inside.
  • Vegetable Stews: Nutrient-rich and can help maintain body temperature.
  • Slow-cooked beef stew


  • Fruits: Fruit provide a vast array of essential vitamins, minerals, and natural sugars. In season citrus fruits or pomegranate are particularly good for boosting the immune system during cold and flu season, thanks to their high content of Vitamin C and antioxidants. Apples are also immune boosters, as well as fibre

Of course, these suggestions should be part of a balanced diet. And staying hydrated is also essential for overall well-being and can contribute to maintaining a comfortable body temperature.

Winter may bring colder climes, but there’s no better time to embrace the season’s bounty at Prinos Farm&Deli. Our selection of winter-warming foods promises a culinary adventure that marries taste and nutrition. And for those looking to get experimental, there are plenty of delicious Winter Warmer recipes out there to try at home. From soul-soothing soups to hearty stews and even some warm winter salads. You’re sure to find something to suit your taste.

The New Year and 2024 are just around the corner, so now is the perfect time to stock up on some of these warming ingredients before the festive season. You’ll find everything you need at Prinos Farm&Deli, where we’re currently working hard to expand our collection of premium ingredients. So pop by for a visit to our stores in Larnaca or Nicosia, or order online via our e-store for convenient home delivery