Nutritionist Sally Wisbey, on behalf of Spatone, says our diet is crucial to boosting our immune systems and helping fight off the bugs. But, she says, staying positive, exercising and getting a good night’s sleep are also important. So what are the best foods to eat this Winter?

“Take some time out to assess your lifestyle habits. Overworking and a lack of rest, exercise and sleep all tend to deplete our energy and our strength. This can leave us more vulnerable to outside influences. To achieve vitality over the winter months, make sure you give yourself time to relax, exercise and try to get both good quality and quantity of sleep.”

1. Make a date with porridge

“Start your day with a healthy slow-release breakfast, which will keep you full of energy until lunch. Warming oats are a great way to start your morning, try topping with nuts or seeds and some seasonal winter fruit like apples, pears cranberries or dates.”