With all the frustrations that 2021 has brought along with it, from the need to stay at home to the lack of open accessible places to exercise, it is good to know that many are stepping up to support the nation’s health and well-being.

Being experts, the Planet Organic team has created a list of top tips for protecting your wellbeing this Winter and beyond. In this blog we’ll share some secrets around digestion, vitamins and minerals, energy and plant-free living and weight control. All themes we’ve seen emerging this year. Let’s start with…

Protect your gut
The human body is an incredibly complex machine. Integral to its performance, and our health and wellbeing is the fuel we ingest. The success or failure of ingestion, or eating and drinking as it is more commonly known, depends entirely on our digestive system.

Our guts need careful management including maintaining the right mix of bacteria and microbes in our innards. A normal healthy balance, trillions of microorganisms working in harmony, comes from a mixed diet including fruit and veg at recommended daily levels. Other important gut-friendlies include fermented foods such as kimchi and sauerkraut and ingredients like garlic, turmeric and ginger.

It can be a challenge to get all the gut-healthy nutrients you need day-to-day. There are e so has some key supplements available to help. Symprove Probiotic is a water-based multi-strain probiotic that contains unique strains of live activated bacteria all ready to top up our system. Kiki Health’s range of probiotics, gut health and digestive products include juices, capsules, powders and infusions too. Other gut health products include live probiotic products, probiotic supplements and fermented food and drinks like kefir and kombucha. You can get them all delivered to your doorstep, so there’s no need to worry about leaving the house.

Top up with Vitamins and Minerals
If you, or your doctor, recognise you are missing key vitamins and minerals through diet alone, fear not. There are literally thousands of products available. Examples include Pure Encapsulations wide range of products and Together Health’s multi-vitamins.

Vitamins and Minerals help by healing, building bones, bolstering our immune systems and repairing cellular damage. Stocking up from the comfort of your home could prove a great way to start the year.

Fuel Your Body
Your New Year’s Resolutions may have included fitness. To exercise in any way needs energy particularly during the cold winter months. It’s why many recommend making hearty, natural stews and soups full of vegetables, grains and pulses this time of the year. You can, of course, count on science to support you here too.

The Naturya range of superfoods, chocolate products and grass powders have a proven track record providing general nutritional support and specialist sport and fitness help. Other brands new fans of sports and fitness might benefit from include Exalt protein drinks, Pulsin’ protein bars and Planet Paleo protein powder. You can get savings on them all right now.

Eat Less Meat & Dairy

Many will have promised to cut down, if not cut out, animal-derived products in 2021. These are catered for with many Veganuary offers. As well as staples you might expect includes treats including chocolate and snacks from leading brands such as Cru8. There is, for the committed, vegan-friendly wine, beer and spirits too.

Because vegans don’t eat animal-based products, they may need to take additional vitamin and mineral supplements. The good news is you there are a huge amount of options available to you.

Control Your Weight
However you go about trimming down, there is a lot of help available. Trying the Keto diet? There are plenty of products available that make the carb reducing regime a little less daunting. You can save money right now on Keto-friendly bread, drinks, snacks and sweets from leading brands such as Cru8, Fattbar and KetoGenic.

Those going for a Paleo diet, also known as the caveman or Stone-age diet, are not forgotten either. You can choose from a huge range of supplements, powders and drinks that support a Paleo approach to weight loss and fitness. Planet Paleo, for example, has a wealth of products such as organic bone broths, collagen powders and paleo-friendly hot drinks.

Planet Organic understands that 2021 has started in challenging circumstances. Despite everything, there is no reason to miss out on your health and well-being essentials.