Lets face it, whether you're working, going to school, parenting kids, or all of the above, you’re too busy to fall ill. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with these five immune boosting tips to help you fight away the flu.
1. Take Immune Boosting Adaptogens
Incorporating adaptogenic herbs into your daily routine is a wonderful preventative measure to ward off sickness. At the moment I’m taking reishi mushroom to decrease my morning allergies, and the difference is night and day. Itchy eyes, congestion, and a runny nose, all gone.
2. Quinton for Minerals
If you’ve talked to one of us at Nectar, you probably already know why we’re enamoured with these little glass vials. Each sea water vial of Quinton contains 90 minerals and trace elements, which is just what your body is craving when its fighting off a cold. If you know your immune system is compromised, we recommend taking one per day on an empty stomach.
3.Get Quality Sleep
While there is no set time that works for everyone, shooting for at least seven hours is usually a good start point. Of course we know this isn’t possible every night, but try to get into a routine of going to bed and getting up around the same time to help create this habit.
4. Vitamin C
We all know that eating a variety of whole foods is important for health, but intaking vitamin C is especially important to boost your immune system. Try integrating vitamin C rich foods like peppers, leafy greens, and citrus foods into your daily routine. I personally love adding spinach or kale into my smoothies for on-the-go nutrition.
5. Take time to Unwind
Now this is something to all too many of us tend to neglect. Make sure you take some time, no matter how small it is, to take a few deep breaths, read a book, go on a walk or jog; anything that de-stresses you.
With the help of these tips, you can stay healthy and vibrant, even during these colder months.