It's official... Winter is coming, but are you ready? With the holiday season in full swing, now is the time to prioritize your wellness routine. We're all for letting loose, but balance is key at blk. Our 3 tips will help you sleigh your Winter wellness routine just in time for the new year.
Discover how you can take your regimen to the next level by giving it the boost it needs. And who knows Winter might just be your healthiest season yet!
1.) Fuel good with seasonal foods!
With Winter being right around the corner, it's going to become harder and harder to get your favorite "out of season" fruits and vegetables. This is where seasonal eating comes into play. You might be wondering... what even is seasonal eating? The answer is simple. Seasonal eating is the consumption of produce during or around the time it is harvested. But how is it beneficial to eat things that are in season? Let's dive into the health and environmental benefits:
• Health benefits - According to research, it has been shown that produce is more nutrient-rich during the season it is harvested in. This study discovered that turnips had the highest amount of antioxidants and vitamin content when they were most ripe. Another study examined the seasonality composition of rosemary and found that antimicrobial and antioxidant content was at its highest during summer.
• Environmental Impact - When it comes to carbon footprints, produce surprisingly contributes to it quite a bit. In-season crops are easier to source and become more accessible to consumers. Aside from providing your body with Winter nutrients, seasonal eating has shown to create lower carbon emissions with locally grown produce. For example, researchers examined tomatoes in the UK and Spain, and what they discovered was that the tomatoes grown in commercial greenhouses had a higher carbon footprint than the transportation of the produce from countries such as Spain, where the climate is conductive to growing tomatoes.
So what are we getting at? Eat locally and in season! Not only does it benefit your health but it gives our environment the support it needs.
2.) Keep your immune system strong.
Winter weather means less sunlight and shorter days! Although it might be nice to cozy up indoors with a nice cup of hot cocoa, don't let those relaxing thoughts let you forget about the dreaded flu season. The reality is lower temperatures and staying inside not only can increase the risk of infection, but viruses tend to to live longer in the cold.
Don't fret! There are steps you can take to strengthen your immune system and boost your wellness routine during the season. The immune system protects the body from harmful pathogens, fighting off intruders such as bacteria and viruses. It's your bodies first, second, and third line of defense. Reliant on the bodies cells, organs and signaling pathways, the immune system depends on these functioning properly. This is where powerful electrolytes come in!
Mighty minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and potassium assist with the regulation of the immune system. These minerals play an important role in protecting against infections. Evidence has shown that magnesium-deficient individuals can experience increased inflammation, asthmatic symptoms, and may become more vulnerable to age-related diseases. Whereas those that are deficient in potassium can be at risk of symptoms such as increased fatigue, gastrointestinal issues, vertigo, and more. If you're not sure you're getting enough electrolytes, consider incorporating mineral rich supplements into your diet. Looking for a convenient way to boost your mineral intake? Try blk. Original for a convenient, tasty way to increase your electrolytes.
3.) Avoid Winter Dehydration.
Battling dehydration? It could be the lower temperatures or lack of moisture in the air, but regardless of the reason colder seasons can make people think less about hydration. A study conducted by the University of New Hampshire, found that the chances of dehydration increase during colder months. UNH associate professor of kinesiology, Robert Kenefick stated, "People just don’t feel as thirsty when the weather is cold... When they don’t feel thirsty, they don’t drink as much, and this can cause dehydration.”
Avoid the Winter dehydration and replenish your body with fulvic-enriched blk. Not all water is created equal. When it comes to bottled water, some brands just don't stand up to blk. Our cutting-edge blend of Fulvic Fusion™ provides a better hydration by delivering trace minerals directly to the cell, along with water - blk. is really far beyond just simple hydration, especially when it comes to working out as it also helps increase energy production at the cellular level to help you workout longer and harder!
Even if the weather outside is frightful, a few changes to your Winter wellness routine can make all the difference. Listen to your body and give it the support it needs. With these three simple tips, who knows, this season might become more delightful than you thought it could be.
This has not been evaluated by the FDA. * The content in this blog is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and does not constitute medical or other professional advice.