Blog » Are You Prepared for the Cold & Flu Season?
Believe it or not, cold and flu season is right around the corner which means now is the time to boost your immune system. You should provide your body with the necessary nutrients to stay sick free! The great news is that you can repair and restore your body NATURALLY – without the use of prescription drugs!
Did you know that you can change the way you feel by what you eat? Here are some natural ways to boost your immune system and prepare you and your family for the cough and cold season. These are also great tips to keep in mind throughout the year to prevent diseases and ward off any sickness!
Fruits and Veggies provide great raw energy! Strawberries, oranges, tomatoes, bell peppers and grapefruits are high in vitamin C and antioxidants. Eating foods with refined sugars, such as cookies, brownies and other sweet snacks cripple your immune system. Trust me, I understand how hard it is to stay away from sweets, but your body’s health is more important. This is the stuff that you want to stay away from!
Apple Cider Vinegar is antimicrobial and helps with digestion in the stomach, which is key to boosting the immune system. It also thins mucous which helps with congestion during the winter season. I love to use apple cider vinegar in salads and it is also an ingredient in Maty’s All Natural Cough Syrups.
Not getting enough sleep and rest not only makes you more prone to catching colds, but it also plays a role on your body’s ability to fight illnesses! Try to plan each night for 7 or 8 hours of sleep. Studies show that getting more sleep also helps you lose weight.
Vitamin D is crucial to boosting your immunity! New research shows that vitamin D rich foods, such as spinach, brussels sprouts and almond milk, instantly give your immune system the boost it needs. Be sure to fill up on these when you visit your local grocery store.
By supplementing your body with these foods, you can dramatically increase your body’s defenses during the cough and cold season!
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Peace and Be Well.