Staying healthy in winter

If ever there was a season when everyone seems to get sick, it has to be winter. Coughs and colds make the rounds and the lack of warmth and sunshine can leave us all feeling a little under the weather. But, there are lots of natural ways that you can both protect and heal from those nasty winter germs. Here’s some ideas for how to stay healthy in winter from The Organic Place:

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Fire Tonic Hilbilby Fire Tonic is a next level RAW unfiltered, unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar Tincture, adapted from a traditional Gypsy recipe and handmade in small batches in Torquay on the Surf Coast of Victoria, Australia. It’s health benefits are endless but is particularly useful in winter to help boost immunity, feed good gut bacteria and soothe a sore throat. Drink straight, mixed with water or mineral water or as an add on to salad dressing.

Yarra Valley Tea There’s nothing like a warm cup of tea on a cold winters day to soothe the soul. Our range of Yarra Valley Organic Tea is produced in Coldstream, Victoria by husband and wife team Garrick Hicks and Meaghan Grace and comes in 11 different flavour varieties.

A warm honey, lemon and ginger drink will do wonders for a sore throat and taking a teaspoon of organic honey before bed will help to stop that annoying night time cough.

In winter, it is important to ensure you are eating foods that are high in Vitamin D (which we would usually get from the sun). Mushrooms are a great source of Vitamin D as is almond milk, and egg yolk. Try Brooke’s recipe for Eggplant and Mushroom Pasta Pot Pies.

Let’s not forget natures super plant garlic which has a wide range of health benefits but is particularly good at preventing a fighting systems of the dreaded winter cold.

You can’t go past a yummy soup to keep up your veggie intake during winter. Our favourite recipes include Stacey’s Cold and Flu Busting Chicken Soup, Brookes Vegetable and Barley Soup, Sweet Potato Soup  and Sarah’s Roast Vegetable Soup.

Overall, ensuring you are still getting outside to enjoy some sun, fresh air and a bit of exercise as well as maintaining a healthy diet with a range of fruits, vegetables and whole foods is the best way to stay healthy over winter. To find out what fresh organic produce is in season during winter head HERE.

Stay warm and healthy everyone!

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