Well with the arrival of the new year I can safely say that I am most definitely ready to turn over a new leaf, after spending a lovely but hectic Christmas with my family feasting on mountains of glorious food, it is now time to seize January as the perfect opportunity to detox the body and mind.

Now most of us after the festive season have great intentions of making and sticking with New Year’s resolutions with ½ of adults promising ourselves every year a “New year, new me” however only less than 10% of us actually manage to keep them promises for more than a few months.

So it has been decided then, we are starting this new healthy kick together and the journey starts now.
Over the next few months we will be discussing different topics and aspects of how to become not only healthier and happier but also to be more conscious and mindful…oh and if we lose a few pounds along the way that’s just another added cheeky little bonus.

Resolutions vary from person to persons and year to year but the most popular ones that normally always crop up are to lose excess weight, quit smoking or consume less alcohol.

Now to be successful in achieving our goals we need to be sensible and we need a plan, the key to setting ourselves up for success is taking realistic steps in the right direction of making permanent healthy lifestyle changes that are feasible.

Like I mentioned earlier I can’t imagine I was the sole person over the Christmas period that maybe have overindulged and is now feeling rather tired, sluggish, heavy and bloated, not only that but the winter blues are going to be kicking in anytime now and that normally means for a lot of us coming down with a nasty cold or even the flu.

The common cold is among the top leading causes of doctor’s visits and missing time off from work so eating for immunity to beat the sniffles is key in decreasing the chances of becoming sick, especially in winter.

So here is a list containing some of the best immunity boasting super foods that we can incorporate more into our daily diets.

  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Broccoli
  • Leeks
  • Kale
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Oranges
  • Sweet potato

And here are a few of nature’s powerful antibiotic food sources that do not require a prescription:

  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Ginger
  • Raw honey
  • Turmeric
  • Apple cider vinegar

Cold & Congestion recipe

Both ginger and lemon pack a powerful punch, ginger warms the body and is well known not only to help strengthen the immune system but to help with decongestion and is also contains great anti-inflammatory compounds plus lemon is a high source of vitamin c and has antibacterial properties that help soothes a sore throat so drink up and cheers to a happy and healthy 2017.