5 ways to protect your family's health with natural foods

With kids back to school this month and Winter bugs and bacteria beginning to circulate, maintaining your family's health is more critical than ever.

Fortunately, there are simple and effective ways to boost your family's well-being.

Many of them involve incorporating natural foods into your daily routine and eating healthier together!

Here are 5 ways to protect your family's health this September:

  1. Keep a jar of Manuka honey on hand

Manuka honey is a unique and extraordinary natural food renowned for its special wellbeing qualities.

Sourced exclusively from New Zealand's native Manuka bush, this honey is rich in antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Support your wellbeing, soothe sore throats, and promote better digestive health. To fully enjoy its benefits, ensure you purchase genuine Manuka honey that’s packed AND harvested in New Zealand, which guarantees its authenticity and potency. Incorporate it into your family's diet by drizzling it over yogurt, using it as a natural sweetener in tea, or spreading it on whole-grain toast.

Manuka Honey

  1. Eat seasonal, locally sourced fruit and veg:

Eating fruits and vegetables that are in season not only supports local farmers but also ensures that your family consumes the freshest and most nutrient-dense produce available.

Seasonal foods are often packed with essential vitamins and minerals that can strengthen the immune system and protect against illnesses. Head to your local market (you’d be surprised at the bargains you can get!) or consider growing your own.

Fruit & Veg

  1. Prioritise whole grains for fibre and more energy:

Whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, oats, and whole wheat are rich in fibre, vitamins, and minerals. They provide a steady source of energy while promoting digestive health. You can swap out refined grains in your family's diet with whole grains to enhance their overall well-being. Simple ways are to switch to whole grain pasta, bread, and cereals.

Granola Bowl

  1. Include lean proteins for muscle health:

Many supermarkets now show the fat content of say – a packet of minced beef – on the front of the pack, giving you the choice to spend a little more for a leaner and lower fat product.

Proteins are the building blocks of life, and they play a crucial role in maintaining muscle health, immune function, and overall well-being. Opting for leaner options are not only healthier but also lower in saturated fats, making them a wise choice for long-term health.

  1. Swap one of your coffee or teas for herbal:

Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting you ditch your morning cuppa or first coffee of the day!

But herbal teas like chamomile, ginger, and peppermint can aid digestion, reduce stress, and boost immunity. Encourage your family to try at least one these soothing and beneficial hot drinks in place of ANOTHER tea or coffee once in a while.

Finally, we know it’s not easy to make big changes. Especially when it comes to the whole family.

When it comes to making healthy decisions, anything you can do will help. Remember, small steps are the best!

You can view our complete range of healthy Manuka Honey products here