Five keys for taking care of yourself and coping with the winter cold

In every season, your body has specific needs which can be related to the weather as well as other factors. The temperature drop over the last few weeks has reminded us all that winter is just around the corner. So we’re here to tell you about the keys to taking care of yourself and confronting winter with maximum energy.

Take care of yourself inside and out

Fill your basket with seasonal products that provide the vitamins and nutrients your body needs to boost its defences and tackle the colder temperatures. Pears, apples and grapes contain vitamin E and antioxidants (great for the skin 😊). Dairy products are a great source of vitamin A and help you to snack healthily between meals. Add some fruit, cereals or seeds to make them more appetising! Oily fish, which is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, also provides countless health benefits, don’t forget to include it in your diet.

Raise the temperature of your meals

It’s the season for soups, broths and stews, as well as teas and other hot drinks that warm you up on cold days. Swap salads and raw foods for more sophisticated cooking with vegetables to get more nourishment.

Eat more, but healthily

The body needs more energy at this time of year so we tend to eat more. A higher caloric intake can be beneficial but only if it comes from healthy food. Try to avoid filling up on empty calories. Have you tried custard apples? They’re perfect for healthily satisfying cravings for something sweet.

Stay hydrated in winter too

Drinking water isn’t just important in summer, you also need to stay on top of it during the winter as it’s the body’s way of maintaining its hydration. Try to drink a lot if you play sports and when you have the flu or a cold.

Pay attention to your skin

Cold, changing temperatures and dry air from central heating are the external factors that cause the most stress to your skin. It can become dry or that dreaded redness may appear on more sensitive faces. Moisturising and nourishing your complexion with a daily care routine that’s tailored to your skin type is essential. And of course, a good massage or a beauty treatment from our menu will also help you get through the winter😉

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