It is that time of year again; the temperature has dropped, the kids are back in school and everyone is passing on their germs which means ‘It’s Flu Season’
I don’t believe it can be 100% avoided but you can certainly reduce the risks of infection by following these simple steps.
Increase your leafy greens and in turn boost your immune system; stir-fry some broccoli with a little soy sauce and ginger for a fabulous flu-fighting side dish
Take your vitamins; both vitamins C and D need a boost in winter to protect your immune system
Sleep; it’s amazing that such a simple action and one that most people enjoy can affect your immune system. Many people need a good 7 hours of sleep every night and having an hour without the TV before bed can help you drop off more easily.
Wash your hands; more and more people are contacting the common cold by touching contaminated surfaces, therefore wash your hands thoroughly throughout the day and if needs be invest in a hand sanitizer.
Get spicy; certain spices have been found to be beneficial bug fighters, including cayenne pepper, which contains an active ingredient called capsaicin that beats congestion by thinning the mucus in your nasal passages so you can breathe more easily. Garlic, which contains a chemical called allicin, can zap the cold viruses that lead to infection, therefore try adding these spices to soups and stews for a healthier winter warmer.
I hope you have found some value with this blog, if so, please share and do let me know if you try any of these tips or message me if you have one of your own; I love connecting personally with new like minded people. If you would like to know what supplements I use with my family to boost our immune systems then please connect with me via (linktr.ee/shaz_crowley) or alternatively let’s get connected via my new bot
Until next week my friend, stay germ free