Whatever you think of new year’s resolutions, January is the perfect time to set goals for the year ahead. Can you guess what the most popular new year’s resolution is? That’s right, every year thousands of people pledge to get healthy. Most people define ‘getting healthy’ by losing weight or building muscle, however there’s a secret ingredient to a healthy lifestyle that many people forget. Vitamins! Vitamins are needed for normal functioning of our brain and body. We’ve teamed up with TEA+, our favourite vitamin infused tea brand, for a guide to the most essential vitamins and the benefits of vitamin tea.
Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, is vital to support our immune system and maintain healthy bones and teeth! Lifting weights at the gym is not the only way to build up strength, vitamin D is also essential for healthy muscles.
Despite its importance, vitamin D deficiency is a huge problem in the UK, thanks to the gloomy weather. Public Health England suggests taking 10ug of vitamin D every day to make up for our lack of sunlight exposure.
Vitamin C is another essential vitamin with a variety of health benefits! It increases the production of white blood cells, which are essential for the immune system to fight off infections successfully.
Additionally, vitamin C maintains healthy skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage, and helps with wound healing. With so many health benefits, don’t forget to get your daily dose! Getting into a routine will help you remember to take vitamin C every day.
Further benefits of vitamin tea include the variety of B vitamins packed inside! While it’s well known that reducing stress and exercising once a day can boost your energy levels, B vitamins also play a vital role in reducing tiredness and fatigue. Vitamin B12 contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism and helps us focus. Vitamin B6 helps the body to use and store energy from protein and carbohydrates in food.
Therefore, eating right is the first step! Getting your daily dose of B vitamins enables the body to use the energy gained from a balanced diet.
Vitamin supplements are not a quick fix. Consistently taking vitamins as part of a long-term routine is the only way to achieve these health benefits. To truly achieve a healthy lifestyle, fitness, vitamins and a balanced diet must all become part of your daily routine.
Do you forget to take your vitamin supplements? Try vitamin tea instead! One of the many benefits of vitamin tea is the delicious taste and increasing your water intake too. Our range of vitamin-infused teas are an effective and convenient way to get the recommended levels of vitamins. By blending 100% RDA of vitamins with functional herbs and natural fruit flavours, our teas are scientifically proven to provide health benefits. Swap your english breakfast tea for TEA+ Energy to reduce tiredness, or TEA+ Vitamin D to support your immune system. Find out more about the benefits of vitamin tea and where to find yours here.