Winter is coming soon. We should be well prepared for it.

  • Consume sufficient omega-3 fatty acids

Incidence of flu, joint pain and infections tend to go higher in winter. To prevent them, you must include foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids like walnuts, almonds, flaxseeds and fatty fish. All these foods are anti-inflammatory in nature. They also contain antioxidants that can give a boost to your immunity and reduce joint pain and stiffness.

Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids

  • Eat sufficient fruits and vegetables

Adding fresh fruits and green vegetables in your is important to provide yourself with adequate Vitamin A, C, B vitamins and fibre. Consuming sufficient vegetables and fruits give a boost to your immunity and metabolism, both of which are important to stay healthy and fit during winter. In fact, consumption of fruits and vegetables must be done sufficiently, irrespective of the season.

·         Control your cravings

Carb intake tends to increase during this season. Nmami says that eating more carbs increases secretion of serotonin hormone, which makes your brain think that you are happier, and makes you crave more food. In order to reduce cravings, eat a healthy breakfast with a good combination of carb and protein. Eat nuts, seeds and fruits when you experience your cravings and stay away from chips, chocolates, etc.

·         Stay hydrated

Intake of water reduces during winter and this can be detrimental to your health, skin and hair. Sufficient water intake is important for your health, irrespective of the season. Drinking sufficient water will help you remain active even on cold winter days, and this in turn will keep you warm. Apart from water, you can bank on herbal teas and soups to keep you hydrated and warm in winter.

·         Stay warm

Keep yourself warm and wear clothes that cover you properly. Not dressing properly can make you prone to cold, cough and infections.