5 Winter Wellness Tips for a Happy Healthy Season
Our naturopaths top 5 winter wellness tips
Nutrition is essential for winter wellness. It's true you don't have the same variety of produce in winter as in summer, but what is in season is still amazing for you. Pumpkins, kumara, citrus, kiwifruit and even potatoes all have naturally high vitamin C, so try to include them in your diet where possible.
It's easy to forget to hydrate in winter - either because you don't feel thirsty or a glass of cold water just isn't appealing. One of our favourite winter wellness tips is finding delicious ways to stay hydrated. Try warm water in your drink bottle, herbal teas, hot herbal tonics or soups to keep your liquids up.
3. Consider supplements
One of our most important winter wellness tips is ensuring you get enough essential minerals and vitamins. These are vital to your health and something your body can't produce on its own. Two great supplements for winter are zinc and vitamin C. Zinc helps your body repair and supports a healthy immune response. Supplementing over the winter months can help support you when you are around more bugs.
You need vitamin C in winter because it helps support your immunity. It does this by promoting the production and increasing the effectiveness of white blood cells - which work to fight infection. Supplementing ensures you have enough vitamin C and zinc to help keep you healthy during winter.