The best thing you can do to protect yourself from falling victim to colds and flu this winter is to boost your immune system and nourish your body naturally with foods loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals (find out what all that means here.)
Our top vitamins and minerals plus powerhouse foods for winter that will help you avoid a nutritional slump during winter and #fightthefreeze.
Why vit C? It’s also an antioxidant beating off any toxins building up in the body. Helps with the absorption of iron so your body works more efficiently. It will keep the immune system strong and reduce the duration and severity of any colds that might come your way this winter. Foods naturally loaded with vitamin C?! Capsicum, kale , kiwi fruit , broccoli and oranges.
Vit E – Helps prevent cell damage because it’s loaded with antioxidants that help protect cells from those bad boy toxins free radicals. Less toxins in your body – less likely you are to get sick. Where it at? – Avocado, cold pressed oils, dark leafy greens, almonds, seeds and whole grains.
ZINC – Builds up a healthy immune system and also helps heal wounds! Your body needs zinc to maintain proper levels of Vit E. Find it where? Egg yolks, kelp, oysters, pumpkin seeds and alfalfa.
SELENIUM – Really, really important antioxidant especially when teamed up with Vit E. Helps protect the immune system from free radicals forming – some natural foods with selenium – brazil nuts, brewers yeast, broccoli, kelp and salmon.
What’s in season for winter?!
These are the fruit and veg that will be rocking the shelves of markets and supermarkets this winter. Eating seasonally is not only better for the hip pocket but also means you can eat fruit and veg fresher and loaded with more nutrients to build up your immunity.
June Peak Season
Veggies: Artichokes, green beans, bean shoots, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, capsicum, carrots, cauliflower, celery, eggplant, fennel, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, onion, parsnip, potatoes, pumpkin, shallots, silverbeet, snowpeas + swedes.
Fruit: Apple, blood orange, cumquat, grapefruit, kiwifruit, lemon, lime, mandarin, navel orange, pear, persimmon, pineapple, quince + rhubarb
Eat well and load your breakfast, lunch and dinner bowls with truckloads of nutrients. Nourish your body, inspire us and motivate others to jump on #bowlwars + #fightthefreeze.
Sweat, bend, stay warm + well.
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