Winter is nearby and we need as much help as we can get in terms of preparing ourselves for the cold months ahead. Here we’ll be sharing our 6 top tips for the winter months.
1. Nourish Your Body
When the weather gets cold, our bodies require nutrients and immune-boosting powers through nutrient dense foods. Opt for a healthy diet alongside soups and stews to keep you going during the winter evenings.
Echinacea is a known immune system supporting herb which can help aid in fighting off a cold. Studies have shown that participants who used fresh Echinacea had a 63% reduction in cold and flu symptoms compared to placebo groups.
3. Probiotics to Replenish Gut Bacteria
Probiotics are a source of good bacteria which can help fight off bad bacteria within your gut and boost your immune system. As the season changes in October, a high potency of probiotics such as Jarrow’s 50billion should be taken for at least two months.
4. Multivitamins and Mineral Supplements
Vitamin C, iron and zinc are essential for a healthy immune system. Boost your dietary intake of these vitamins and minerals by eating a nutrient dense diet high in dark greens and yellow vegetables or take a blend of superfoods such as Amazing Grass Immunity.
Amazing Grass immunity is a blend of superfoods with 1000mg Vitamin C, 520mg of added immunity herbs (olive leaf, elderberry, astragalus and ginger) for immune boosting effects.
5. Vitamin D3
During the winter months we are more likely to be depleted of our vitamin d storage and therefore require a supplement in the form of vitamin D3. Studies have shown that taking a vitamin D3 supplement can aid in boosting the immune system and fighting of those winter blues. Nature’s Answer vitamin D3 2000IU is a high quality source with 240 sprays per bottle which nearly last a whole year!
6. Rest and Recover
Regular sleep is essential in staying healthy. Do not allow yourself to get run down during the winter months, be sure to rest and allow your body to recover.
Reference: (Goel et al., 2005)