Winter Immunity Tips By Alexandra Dudley
As winter continues to serve up its latest cold snap, we’ve been looking to ways to keep on top of our winter wellbeing. When it comes to parenthood there are no days off if you feel under weather, so now more than ever, as we continue to juggle with working and schooling at home, we’re prioritising keeping well over everything else! We caught up with foodie and writer, Alexandra Dudley, as she shared her top 10 tips for winter wellbeing and how to keep on top of your immunity.
- Get your fluids in! It’s easy to forget to drink water when you’re busy. I like to fill up a large glass bottle and keep it on my desk. Having it there reminds me to drink it.
- Think about colours on your plate. It’s easy to get into a rut of eating the same vegetables over and over again. Keep up variety by making sure you’ve got lots of colours on your plate. Think orange carrots, red peppers, green broccoli. I tend to make sure I’ve got at least three colours on my plate for every meal.
- Eat enough fibre. Fibre is crucial for keeping everything ticking along and making sure we are regular ;). Wholegrains are a brilliant source of fibre as are sweet potatoes and squash. I try to ensure I eat at least two servings of fibre a day. A bowl of porridge for breakfast is a great start or perhaps a baked sweet potato for lunch.
- Get an immunity supplement you trust. I am even more vigilant with making sure my body gets what it needs during these winter months. I love the Seven Seas Omega-3 & Immunity supplement. It contains a 5-in-1 formulation with Vitamins C, D, Zinc, Selenium and Copper to help maintain a normal immune system, as well as Ginger Root Extract and Turmeric.
- An apple a day! Or at least a piece of fruit. It doesn’t have to be an apple but I love to include at least one piece of fruit every day. This time of year, I love oranges, clementines and grapefruit.
- Get enough sleep! Sleep is so important to our wellbeing and it’s something that I am constantly trying to do more of. I have a strict rule about turning off my phone at least an hour before bed and try to limit screen time via my laptop or TV too.
- Get fresh air. Even a walk around the block makes such a difference to my general energy levels and mood.
- Remember to stretch. I love to exercise but even if you aren’t doing vigorous exercise it’s so important to keep the body supple and stretched. If I’ve sat at my desk for too long I’ll make sure I get up and have a bit of a wiggle and stretch. I feel miles better and it usually prevents me from getting any aches and pains.
- Include gut friendly foods in your diet. A lot of our wellbeing comes from the gut, after all if your digestion isn’t working how can you absorb the nutrients from your food? I love to include fermented foods such as kimchi, kombucha, kefir, miso and live yogurt into my diet. They’re fab for bringing flavour to food too and delicious!
- Get creative with spices in your cooking. As well as being excellent ways to add flavour in cooking, many spices such as cinnamon and turmeric are very popular in my house. I love to add a pinch of turmeric to my porridge or scrambled eggs.
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