Eating for winter wellbeing
Our expert nutritional therapists offer good, wholesome, nourishing advice on eating well to live well this winter. And the best bit? You don't need to spend a fortune.
BY OUR TEAM OF REGISTERED NUTRITIONAL THERAPISTS
As we enter the colder months we can often feel at a loss with the bombardment of flu and bugs going around. It can be hard knowing how to best serve our bodies to stay as well and energised as possible. Maintaining a healthy, balanced diet that changes with the seasons has a huge impact. Our body relies on efficient nourishing fuel to create energy and fight infections so the more focus we put on this, the better prepared it will be.
With this in mind, we asked our Nutritional Therapists some of their top tips for eating well during the winter months, while factoring cost into their choices.
1. Jodie: Embrace the benefits of frozen foods
"Frozen fruit such as berries and veg including peas, carrots and broccoli are cost-effective ways of stocking up on produce, so you always have something to hand for quick, nutritious additions to meals."
2. Sasha: Eat warming foods
"In traditional medicine, it is advised to keep the body warm with foods during cold months. Opting for stews, soups and bakes with root veg and spices can be a great way to warm the body. The beauty of these recipes is that they can often be made in bulk and with a slow cooker, reducing the cost and effort required."
3. Vanessa: Eat seasonally
"Busy lifestyles mean we often don’t have as much time to dedicate to self-care as we would like, but it's easier than you think. If you are feeling depleted and need a pick-me-up simply eating foods grown in season will help because they are rich in vitamins and minerals that will support your immune system and nourish your body during this time of year."
4. Gail: Don't forget your beans and lentils"Try adding in more lentils and beans this season. They are high in protein and fibre, low in fat and really inexpensive. They are also an amazing source of complex carbohydrates, which are slower to digest and keep you feeling fuller for longer."
If you are unsure of how to best support yourself, book in to speak with our team of expert Nutritional Therapists who can help you with supplement recommendations and tips and tricks to help you feel your best.