Written by simplyadminhealth

Is your family challenged with colds and flus during the winter months?

Consider naturopathy to get you all bouncing back faster and fitter.
Naturopathy consultations for acute conditions are available either in clinic or via Telehealth.  
Better still … work with Anna to boost health and immunity to help strengthen you through the colder months.

Staying healthy over winter is easy …. 

 “Let food be thy medicine” a wise philosopher proclaimed.  An easy way to achieve this is to eat what is naturally in season.  This ensures food is fresher, tastier and more nutritious.

You would have noticed that mandarins have made an appearance; these along with other citrus fruits, are rich in Vitamin C.  Vitamin C is a powerful water soluble antioxidant and since it is involved in a large number of biological processes it is essential for health. 

A few Vitamin C benefits:

  • boosts immunity and helps fight disease  
  • natural antihistamine which helps regulate allergies
  • keeps skin healthy due to antioxidant capacity and also directly supports collagen production
  • protects eyes from free radical attack which clouds the lens and leads to cataracts

 

Nuts are also coming into season and they are abundantly rich in many minerals as well as a rich source of Vitamin E. Vitamin E is particularly important for a healthy heart and blood vessels. Vitamin E also supports the immune system and helps the body fight infection.

Nuts are protein rich and a great source of essential fatty acids. A small hand full can keep you satiated longer than a chocolate bar or a few biscuits – and does wonders for your blood sugars.

There is an array of minerals in nuts.  Eg: almonds, walnuts and cashews are all rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium & phosphorus; Brazil nuts are specifically rich in selenium.  Zinc can be found in pumpkin and sesame seeds.

Zinc benefits:

  • Immune fighter – protects the immune system
  • Reduces inflammation 
  • Repairs DNA
  • Regulates hormones
  • Improves wound healing
  • Necessary for growth and development

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