Laager Rooibos shares 5 tips on how to enjoy healthier holidays this festive season

December is traditionally a time to relax the dietary restrictions and let loose, but with health taking centre stage this year, it’s important to maintain a good balance heading into the 2020 festive season.

Laager Rooibos shares 5 tips on how to enjoy healthier holidays this festive season
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Laager Rooibos, second largest Rooibos in the world and the only Rooibos brand that carries the Heart & Stroke Foundation of South Africa ‘heart mark’, has shared some quick and easy ways to enjoy the holiday season, while also heading into 2021 on a healthy note.  

“After a challenging year, people are looking forward to relaxing the rules a bit over the holidays which is completely understandable,”

 

said Laager Rooibos Marketing Manager, Candice Sessions.

“While having fun and replenishment are important, we’re encouraging South Africans to implement a few basic practices so that they can enjoy themselves while also retaining good health.”

 

1. Plan outdoor get-togethers

To maintain all relevant COVID-19 health and safety regulations while still spending quality time with friends and family, take advantage of the sunny summer weather and opt for outdoor get-togethers such as braais and picnics.

2. Freeze leftovers

No matter how well-catered a Christmas event has been, there are always many leftovers. Rather than giving into the inevitable temptation and gorging on them all in a few days, carefully package and freeze leftovers to get you through ‘Janu-worry’.

3. Schedule exercise

Rather than lounging around indoors watching TV, get the family outside for a walk in nature or a friendly sporting contest. It’s also worth scheduling exercise throughout December as it’s very easy to get out of this important habit on holiday. 

4. Home-made ice teas

Switch out the sugar-laden fizzy drinks for water or home-made ice tea. This will ensure you’re meeting your daily hydration recommendation (eight glasses a day), while also taking away the temptation of overeating. For an easy, home-made iced tea recipe, simply freeze fruit into iced cubes with water. Then make up a batch of Laager Rooibos, cool, add a dash of honey to taste, and then include the fruity ice cubes.

5. Choose ‘mocktails’ over cocktails

There’s a tendency to indulge in more alcoholic beverages at this time of year, but alcohol can deplete B vitamins while also diminishing the body’s natural immune system. Swop out those cocktails for healthier mocktails. Renowned South African chefs and Laager Rooibos ambassadors, Tebo and Lebo Ndala, have shared a delicious festive mocktail recipe with a Cranberry & Wild Cherry twist.

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