Winter is coming and we need to make sure our bodies are ready and healthy. There are a few key vitamins that will really help during the winter period. A lot of nutrients will come from your natural day to day life but, at this time of year, some of need a bit of a boost.
Everyone knows where you get Vitamin D from, it’s the sunshine vitamin. Your body produces Vitamin D when exposed to sunlight but at this time of year, we don’t tend to spend as much time outside. We understand, it’s much nicer to stay cosy inside than risk the cold wind and rain. But Vitamin D is really important as it helps fend off illnesses and sickness as well as the winter blues.
You can find vitamin D in foods like fish, diary and mushrooms or you can try supplements.
The next is Vitamin C. Similar to Vitamin D, it plays an important role in keeping your body healthy and fighting off any germs you might pick up during the winter months by boosting your immune system.
It’s most commonly found in fruit and vegetables such as oranges and leafy greens. If you struggle to eat your 5 portions of fruit and veg each day, you might want to check out our range of Vitamin C products.
Iron is essential as it produces Hemoglobin which is a protein that allows oxygen to be carried to your tissue. It can also help regulate your body temperature which is ideal if you’re starting to feel tired or your hands and feet are cold whilst working from home.
Iron is often found in lentils, beans, leafy greens or red meat. If you’re not quite hitting your entire daily allowance you can check out our supplements to help.
These are just a few of the important vitamins your body needs to stay healthy. 2020 has been a tough year for many people so make sure you give your body the right support this winter.