Survive Winter With Your Nutrition

In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s winter (in Australia). Here’s just a little reminder of your priorities – get started now and boost your immune system sans flu shot!

  1. Boil the kettle. Hydration is just as important in the cooler months, so if you don’t feel like cold water, try warm water with a slice of fresh lemon or your favourite herbal tea. It is vital to maintain a good level of hydration to assist your immune system to fight off infection.
  2. Roast vegiesAdd garlic. Garlic is nature’s immune booster. Sauté in coconut oil prior to making a stir-fry, throw some in your Sunday roast or add to a freshly squeezed juice. Easy!
  3. Make soup. My Spicy Carrot and Coconut Soup is a real winter warmer and full of anti-viral and anti-inflammatory goodness. Find a way to add turmeric, ginger, chili and cinnamon to everything!
  4. Eat your greens. I’ll be honest, even I find it hard to eat a salad in winter. Let stir-frys, curries and vegetable soups become your winter staples to ensure your meals are packed full of natural vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
  5. Include citrus. Oranges, grapefruits, lemons, tangerines, clementines… Make a wise fruit choice and get a good dose of vitamin C at the same time! Or why not try a grapefruit, orange, red onion and flat leaf parsley salad with your choice of protein for dinner?

Don’t forget, gut health needs to be your priority always. 80% of your immune system exists here after all. Find out how you can optimise your gut health here.

How do you survive winter? Do you have a favourite winter warmer you’d like to share?

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