Winter has a reputation as the season for sickness, but having a strong immune system is a great way to help combat those pesky bugs… So we’ve gathered together some tips on how to help you boost your system and stay healthy throughout the sick season!
1. Food Boosters
Studies agree that a healthy diet is fundamental to overall well being and a strong immune system. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins will help to defend your body against germs. Try sneaking some of these immune system boosters into your meals:
Garlic | broccoli | capsicum | ginger | spinach | turmeric | yoghurt | green tea | citrus fruits
2. Fight the Flu with Fitness
Aside from keeping you fit, research has shown that regular exercise can help reduce the number of colds you catch each year. Talk about a win-win! The main reason is that when you exercise, your immune system is strengthened due to the cells in your body (those which are assigned to attack bacteria) receiving a boost.
3. Wash your Hands
Look, we know this seems like a no brainer, but washing your hands is actually one of the most effective ways to stop germs spreading. Do it regularly, and for extra protection keep some sanitizer on hand – pardon the pun!
4. Don’t lose the Snooze
Studies have shown that sleep actually helps the body strengthen its immune system and fight off infections. Check out these tips on how to make sure the only thing you’re catching tonight are some restful z’s.
Finally, we’ve found this tasty immunity booster smoothie for you to try. It’s packed with vitamins and antioxidants to help boost your immune system and keep the colds away!