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A Healthy Start to the Winter Season

A Healthy Start to the Winter Season

A Healthy Start to the Winter Season

Winter is commonly a time when we overindulge. The short days and long nights may bring comfort and cosiness, but if we’re not careful, it could also affect our health. 

The following are some tips while we have friends and family over, we also keep in mind our health and wellness.

Drink More Water

Often when we think we’re hungry, we’re actually just thirsty, so make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day – about two litres in total – as well as 1-2 glasses before every meal or snack. Water helps your kidneys flush out excess toxins and chemicals, which may be slowing down your metabolism. Better kidney function also means you’re better equipped to help clear a virus from your system sooner.

If you have difficulty drinking enough plain water, herbal teas, green tea and lemon in hot water are all just as good! Lemons are also a great source of immunity-boosting vitamin C, so this is a real win-win.

Veggies that Fight the Flu

Prevention is always better than cure, so it’s important to make sure your immune system is working at full capacity when winter sets in. Packing your diet with plenty of vegetables is a great way to make sure you’re getting enough nutrients to stimulate optimum immune function. Dark green, leafy vegetables, berries, nuts and seeds, eggs, and whole-grains all contain valuable nutrients that help to enhance your immune function.

Dodge the Comfort Food Trap

When winter comes around, it’s tempting to curl up on the couch and binge on stodgy carbs and sweet treats. But far from making you feel good, so-called ‘comfort food’ can leave you tired, lethargic and moody. Instead, get your sweet fix from fruit and healthy blended smoothies, which raise your serotonin levels naturally. 

 The Right Carbs

Whole-grain rolled oats are also a great choice. A hearty bowl of porridge, topped with some fresh berries for your dose of vitamin C and antioxidants, is a healthy, yet comforting start to the day.

Those are just a few tips to have a happy and healthy winter. For more winter recipes visit