When we think of winter, we think of hearty meals, comfort food and most of our time spent under a blanket. If we could only hibernate and wake up in September… But now, more than ever, it’s important to look after your health to ensure that you build a stronger immune system and don’t regret your eating habits when spring finally arrives. Here are some tips.

Plan your meals

Do meal prep at the end of each week for the following week. Make sure you have all the ingredients you need. Earn cashbacks when you shop for your groceries and more at Woolworths or Makro.

Keep it green

Not only are vegetables packed with vitamins and minerals, but they’re also low in calories and keep you fuller for longer due to the fibre content.

Limit your sugar intake

We all like a sweet treat now and then. But too much sugar can wreak havoc on your health. It causes your blood pressure to spike, affects your mood, and causes inflammation in the body making joint pain worse or damaging your skin.

Think outside the box

Food in boxes is super convenient, but these foods often have a lot of added sugars, preservatives, and sodium. It’s better to start your food from scratch, use fresh ingredients where possible and cook food in your own kitchen. Read more about the effects of sugar on the body here.

Drink enough fluids

A large part of our bodies is made up of water, making it an essential part of our wellbeing. It enables your body to function optimally. Drinking enough fluids also helps you to feel fuller, ensuring that you don’t overindulge. When you feel hungry, determine whether you are really hungry or just thirsty.