Just because it’s cold outside, does not mean that you need add to your winter woes by catching a cold and/or flu. There are go-to winter nutrients, minerals and supplements that can help you to deal with this season. Seasonal flu, joint pains, blocked nose, non-stop sniffles and the winter blues can be tackled head-on if you arm your body with the tools that it needs. Furthermore, it need not be an expensive ordeal.
A seasonal fruit like an orange can help you toughen up on Vitamin C, particularly when you feel the dreaded cold approaching. This is an immune boosting vitamin that also promotes body tissue growth, strong teeth and bones and is a karate black-belt ninja when it comes to tackling influenza. You can also get your ‘Cs’ from spinach, avocado and kiwi amongst others.
As a student, you may be tempted to go the super-food route instead of buying a bit of this and that. One way of consuming a lot for less, is to go for super foods such as garlic. It is not just tasty, but is also a high source of vitamins C, B1 and B6, Calcium, Potassium, Copper, Manganese and Selenium (16); just to mention a few. The nutrients you will be getting far outweigh the concerns of the “garlic breath” worries and just for the record – if you use fresh garlic you won’t get death breath!
Vitamin B Complex
Vitamin B is great at keeping your mind sharp. It is not just for winter, but something you need throughout the year so that you can be in a good cognitive space. It is also great as an anti-Alzheimer prevention, helping you from forgetting stuff. Beef liver for example contains Vitamin B12, Vitamins B6, Vitamin B2 and Vitamin B5. It also contains Vitamin A, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Zinc and Selenium.
Remember that it not just about what you are eating, but how you are preparing that food and consuming it. Educate yourself on the correct healthy cooking tips, so that you get the max out of your food. You can eat healthy without busting the budget.
All things said and done, food is life. Live right. Eat smart.