1. Rehydrate: water does more than just quench our thirst; it regulates our body temperature, assists in the removal of toxins and even aids digestion. Caffeine and alcohol can act as powerful diuretics so it’s important to drink plenty of water throughout the day and support our key body systems. Not a fan of plain water? Try flavouring with fresh fruits and herbs: lemon, cucumber and mint are particularly refreshing.
2. Vitamin D: a lack of adequate sunshine makes Vitamin D a key mineral to consider supplementing with during the winter months. With benefits ranging from mood enhancement & lowered anxiety to improved immunity & reduced fatigue, it’s worth boosting your consumption of these top Vit D-rich foods:
- organic eggs,
- and yoghurt.
3. Fibre & probiotics: It’s easy to overeat during the festive season so get into good practice and optimise digestion to reduce uncomfortable bloating and digestive upset. Choose soluble, fibre-rich foods such as chia seeds, flaxseeds or oats and further support your gut microflora with
- chia seeds,
- or oats
and further support your gut microflora with live culture probiotic foods that include
- coconut yoghurt
- and miso.
4. Calming teas: chamomile, lemon balm, lavender and passion flower are great teas to calm the nervous system and relieve symptoms of stress & anxiety. Try to introduce before bedtime to promote restful sleep. Green tea (in moderation) is also great for its L-theanine content- a natural compound that focuses the mind. This allows us to maintain alertness without the jittery effect commonly associated with caffeine.
5. Sauna: we often focus on the liver when we think about detoxification but a simple and great way to help expel toxins during the winter months is via heat. Treating yourself to a sauna can help open the skin’s pores drawing out toxins from the body. It’s also an effective way to boost your circulation.
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Tilly is a fully certified Nutritional Therapist practicing from London. She trained at the London College of Naturopathic Medicine after returning from a 2-year relocation to Melbourne in 2012.
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