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Top Winter Nutrition Tips

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The start to a New Year is always exciting. However, if you’re like the majority of people winter will bring along its fair share of health struggles as well. These commonly include:

  1. Lethargy [1].
  2. Unhealthy eating habits through the holidays
  3. Lack of essential vitamins and minerals
  4. An increase in mood disorders

Today, our team of experts here at Pure Body Health Online are walking you through our top winter nutrition tips so that you can maintain a balanced mind and body all the way to the Spring (and beyond!)

Tip #1: Remember That You Are What You Eat

While it may sound trite, the importance of a balanced diet cannot be overstated… especially during the winter months. Let’s break down why our motto here at Pure Body Health is, “Don’t focus on how much you eat; focus on what you eat.”

In our virtual nutritional counselling services, we stress the importance of “avoidable” foods and “priority” foods. Foods that are slotted into the “avoidable” column include:

  1. Refined grains
  2. Added salts and sugars
  3. Processed meats
  4. Alcohol
  5. Trans fats and highly-processed foods

In the opposite column are “priority” foods; foods that make up the staples of a healthy diet. These are:

  1. Protein
  2. Healthy fats
  3. Non-refined grains
  4. Fruits and vegetables

Focusing on incorporating “priority” foods into your everyday diet will work to mitigate inflammation and ensure that your body is getting the ample nutrients, minerals, and vitamins it needs to function its best.

A jar full of healthy vegetables

Tip #2: Consult With Our Team About Recommended Vitamin Supplements

The bottom line? Vitamins matter. Consult with the Pure Body Health team to learn if you should be supplementing:

  1. Vitamin D for an improved immune response and bettered bone density. This is the most commonly-supplemented vitamin during the winter, as vitamin D is scarce in food and is mostly attributed to sun exposure, which can be limited in the winter depending on your location
  2. Iron, especially if you are vegan or vegetarian. Iron works to combat fatigue, reduce skin paleness, and prompt better athletic performance
  3. Vitamin C for those who struggle with natural wound-healing and low collagen production
  4. Vitamin D, which promotes a healthy appetite, good brain function, solid overall cell health, and red blood cell growth

Tip #3: Incorporate a Minimum of 30 Minutes of “Joyful Activity” Into Your Day-to-Day

Carving out the 30 minutes of exercise per-day may sound daunting to those unaccustomed to frequent workouts. Incorporating 30 minutes of “joyful activity” into your day-to-day, however? Well, for most that sounds more manageable.

Activity is the perfect addition to any and all winter nutrition endeavours you are taking on. It reduces the risk of cardiovascular complications, helps to manage weight, lowers blood pressure, and works to bolster one’s mood.

Which of Our Winter Nutrition Tips Will You Be Taking Onboard?

Start the New Year off right with Pure Body Health Online’s top winter nutrition tips.

Reach out to let us know: which will you be integrating first?

Pure Body Health Online

Published On: 01/05/2021

By Pure Body Health Online