Essential Foods for Winter Wellness

As we officially head into Winter, we are facing the season that is regularly filled with viruses and common colds! Consumers are continually on the lookout for more natural solutions to overcome or prevent illness symptoms and are incorporating foods with high nutrition value and functional properties into their diet.

Our quick guide below outlines the top natural immunity boosting and cold fighting ingredients that are essential to any wholefood pantry.


Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar naturally contains probiotics also known as the ‘Mother’ which is great for gut health. The acidity of the vinegar creates an alkaline environment which helps kill bacteria and viruses and break down mucus.

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Organic Apple Cider Vinegar


Rolled Oats are a great source of vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants. A hot bowl of porridge will not only warm you up but give you a dose of healthy nutrients too. Oats also contain beta-glucans, which has been shown to boost defenses of the immune system against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.

Organic Rolled Oats


Chia Seeds and Hulled Hemp Seeds are naturally high in the essential fatty acids omega 3 and omega 6. These heart-healthy fats are a part of a balanced diet, and help transport minerals and vitamins such as vitamins A, D, E and K through your body.

Hemp and Chia Seeds


Garlic contains an active principle called allicin, which naturally hosts anti-microbial properties that help kill off certain pathogens such as viruses, bacteria and fungus.

Organic Garlic Powder


Ginger contains natural anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that help in the treatment of all the symptoms associated with a cold: sore throat, congestion, coughing, nausea – you name it! A hot cup of ginger tea is also very soothing and relaxing.

Organic Ginger Powder


Organic Raw Honey and Manuka Honey have natural anti-bacterial properties that can help to soothe a sore throat and fight off the flu.

Read more about the benefits of Manuka Honey >>

Organic Raw Honey


Baobab is a rich source of vitamin C, with one 20g serve of baobab providing about half of the recommend daily intake of vitamin C for adults. Vitamin C is commonly known as a cold and flu fighter as it helps to support a healthy immune system and reduce inflammation.

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Organic Baobab Powder


Turmeric holds anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties (due to the active compound curcumin), which can help aid in the relief of colds, congestion, headache, and sore throats. Simply add turmeric to curries & stews or try our warming Turmeric Latte.

Read more about the benefits of Turmeric >>

Organic Turmeric Powder


Pepitas (pumpkin seeds) are a great source the mineral zinc, with just one handful containing 14% the recommend daily intake. Zinc can help boost your immune system and fight off any nasty colds or flus.

Organic Pepita Seeds


When you're sick with a cold or the flu, it’s important to stay hydrated and drink plenty of liquids. Hot herbal tea contains plenty of anti-oxidants to soothe a sore throat and ease congestion. Some of our favourite teas to help fight off Winter blues include: organic ginger, turmeric, echinacea, chamomile and a special Wintertime blend.

Organic Herbal Teas


Chilli contains capsaicin, the component that gives these peppers their heat and acts as a decongestant to help relieve a stuffy nose. Chilli peppers are also high in vitamin C & A, which helps support a healthy immune system.

Organic Chili Flakes

Q: What are your favourite natural ingredients and remedies to help boost Winter wellness??

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14th Jun 2019 Honest to Goodness