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Your body is designed to thrive but sometimes it needs a little extra nourishment – especially during winter. When you feed your body the right kinds of foods, like fresh fruit and vegetables, protein, nuts, seeds, ancient grains, stews, broths, herbs and spices, you will power through the cooler months with ease. Here are a few of our favourite ways to boost your winter wellness routine.
  • Winter Wellness 

    Bone Broth

    Bone broth is a nutrient-dense food that’s rich in vitamins and minerals, making it the perfect winter wellness food to help support your health during the cooler months. At The Source Bulk Foods, our bone broth comes in the powder form which, if we do say ourselves, is much easier to keep and consume. Using a dry spoon, simply stir one teaspoon of broth powder into one cup of boiling water. Add a few toppings like chopped herbs or ginger to really boost your immunity and serve. You can also use our organic beef bone broth turmericbeef bone broth or chicken bone broth in soups, casseroles, hotpots and sauces.

    Wheatgrass

    Have you ever tried wheatgrass? Made from the leaves of a freshly sprouted wheat plant (before the gluten forms), wheatgrass is packed with amino acids, minerals, vitamins and chlorophyll. Try our organic wheatgrass. It’s also a great way to add extra nutrients to your already healthy diet, especially in an afternoon pick-me-up Matcha latte.

  • Herbal Teas

    At The Source Bulk Foods, we have a tea to suit every occasion or ailment. Many of our teas have a star line-up of immune-boosting herbs! Our organic licorice root and organic nettle leaf tea are also some great teas to add to your winter wellness tea collection. Like all teas at The Source Bulk Foods, this tea uses only the finest ingredients.

     

    Turmeric Powder

    Turmeric needs no introduction when it comes to immune-boosting foods. A member of the ginger family (another powerhouse spice when it comes to fighting colds), turmeric has been used in cooking and medicinally for millennia. This winter, up the ante and sprinkle this brightly coloured mild spice to your dishes daily – not only will it give your meal a boost of antioxidants, nutrients and minerals, but also a beautiful rich yellow tinge! Add turmeric powder to scrambled eggs, curries, hearty stews, casseroles, tofu or on all kinds of protein.

    Keen to add some turmeric goodness to your morning breakfast routine? Try this Golden Oats recipe by @thrivingonplants.

  • Bee Pollen

    How much do you know about bee pollen? Did you know it is said to be a superfood for humans, and that it consists of simple sugars, protein, vitamins, and minerals – all of which may make it a powerful immune-boosting food? In winter, add bee pollen as a topping to oats, soups, stews, casserole dishes, and slices. Then, in the warmer months when you’re looking to cool down, add bee pollen to smoothies, fresh juice, coconut water or sprinkle on yogurt, fruit salad, smoothie bowls, chia puddings or energy balls. Yum!

    Legumes

    Legumes are a big family of foods encompassing peas, beans, chickpea, and lentils. Also known as pulses, legumes provide protein, B vitamins, iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium and are high in soluble fibre. Eating legumes during the winter months is ideal because they’re so versatile – you can use them in soups, stews, casseroles and even desserts! Plus, they’ll keep you feeling fuller for longer.

    Coconut Oil

    Coconut oil is extracted from the fruit of the coconut palm tree and has a long shelf life and a very high smoking point, which makes it ideal for medium to high-heat cooking. It’s also very nourishing for the skin and beautiful addition to your winter wellness routine – both in cooking and beauty!

Sleep Routine

Don’t forget to prioritise sleep. When you sleep, your body goes into repair and rest mode, which does wonders for your health. Want to hack your wellness this winter? Here are a few tips:

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