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  • Writer's pictureSofia De Sanctis

Beat the winter chill: vitamins to keep you warm and energetic

Updated: Feb 19

Feeling like hibernating all winter? By fueling your body with essential vitamins, you can combat chills, boost energy, and stay active even when the temperature drops. Here's how to keep your body warm and your spirit bright with the power of nutrients:

Embrace the sunshine vitamin

Embrace the sunshine Vitamin

Vitamin D: think of vitamin D as your winter power-up, it plays a key role in keeping your immune system strong and bones healthy. But with less sunlight during winter, deficiency is common. Consider a vitamin D supplement, especially if you don't spend much time outdoors. Remember, even on cloudy days, soaking up some morning sunshine can be a great natural source!

Fight the Chill with Iron Power

Iron: Feeling constantly cold?  Iron helps transport oxygen throughout your body, keeping you energized.  If you suspect a deficiency, get your levels checked by your doctor. Consider iron-rich foods like red meat, poultry, lentils, or beans. Supplements might be an option too!

Fuel Your Body: Vitamin B12 Boost

Vitamin B12: Just like iron, low B12 can leave you feeling tired and cold. This vitamin is crucial for red blood cell production, which carries oxygen and impacts your energy levels and circulation.

Food Sources for vital vitamins

meals that contain VitaminB12

Vitamin B12:

  • Organ meats: Liver, kidneys, heart, and tongue.

  • Fish: Salmon, sardines, and mackerel.

  • Meat: Beef, lamb, chicken, and turkey.

  • Eggs and dairy products: Enjoy in moderation.

Vitamin D:

  • Fatty fish: Salmon, mackerel, tuna, and sardines.

  • Eggs

  • Fortified foods: Eggs, milk, and yogurt.

  • Mushrooms: Portobello and shiitake

Good sources of iron include Liver, red meats and beans.

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