Some of us find it so much easier to experiment with foods in warmer weather, smoothies are refreshing, and salads are hydrating. But in the winter, we naturally opt for comfort foods and sometimes, they perhaps don’t contain as much fruit and veg as they should. Here are our top 5 tips for eating well this winter.
We’re all well aware of the concept of stress, or rather the feeling. We can feel on edge and overwhelmed which can then often leave us feeling helpless and exhausted. A quick search on google and there are thousands of suggestions on how to manage stress or simply feel less stressed, but given how many of continue to feel this way, we’re hazarding a guess that those strategies aren’t working out too well. So maybe we need to understand our friend stress a little more.
If you are interested in your health and wellbeing, chances are you’ve looked into “the best diet for (place your requirement here)!” You’ll also likely returned thousands of search results and are left with even more questions than you started with. Well, as we always say, we want to make your life easier, so we’ve compiled the long and the short of some of the most popular diets.
Did you know that most of our immune function is clustered around our digestive system? Turns out, the adage, you are what you eat runs a little deeper than we thought, so we thought we’d take a look at how good gut health and immunity go hand in hand, and why we should really pay quite a lot of attention to what we put in our mouth.
Whilst we’re still basking in some final rays of sunshine, we know the winter is coming. Even though the NHS in the UK recommend we take a Vitamin D supplement year-round, this is even more important in the winter. But why, we hear you ask? Well, we have all you need to know about Vitamin D. We’ll look at it’s job and what happens when we've got low levels.
What is it they say, prevention is better than cure? Whilst it’s a little early in the year for you to see the dreaded W word up on your screen, we know it's coming and even us, here at Fivaday HQ, pick up bugs when the weather turns! So, are there things we can do to soften their blow when they rock up? In a nutshell, are there things we can do to support our immune system to fight the fight? Of course there are, so let's get cracking.