5 ways to boost your immunity
Nutrition & Wellbeing
Stay healthy during this festive season
Nothing kills magical festive vibes faster than a cold. Change in season is when diseases thrive. Don’t fall victim: here are five top tips to help you boost your immunity, plus how NUTRILITETM can help:
The time to act is now! Don’t sit around waiting for the bugs to catch you. Put together a good immunity regimen while you and your family are still healthy. Once it’s going, it’ll be easy to maintain, which is important since cold and flu viruses are constantly changing and mutating.
Nutrient-rich foods like nuts, seeds, legumes, mushrooms, spinach, and colourful fruits and vegetables are a great source of immunity-building vitamins, like A, C, D and E, and minerals, like zinc. Throw onions, garlic, ginger, cayenne pepper and turmeric into the mix for an additional boost, and make sure to drink lots of water, because it helps to transport white blood cells wherever they’re needed.
Working out increases your immune function, strengthens your body and helps you to sleep better – all very good reasons to get out and about. You don’t have to push too hard; even a long walk outside will help to keep the bugs at bay.
When you close your eyes for the night, your body has a chance to repair and renew cells, ensuring they’re ready for whatever the season has in store. Skip your beauty rest and, according to a study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University , you’re more likely to succumb to one of the 200 viruses that cause the common cold.
Thanks to its powerful antioxidant effects, vitamin C is an immune system superhero, which comes in particularly handy during seasonal change. Consider fruits and vegetables like Brussels sprouts, kale, red cabbage and Spanish clementines. Worried that you’re not getting enough? You can bridge the gap with daily supplements. NUTRILITE offers a range of vitamin C options suitable for the whole family.
Best of all, each of the NUTRILITE vitamin C food supplements are powered by one of the richest sources of this vitamin – acerola cherries – which are grown and harvested on Nutrilite sustainable farms in harmony with nature, using chemical-free, sustainable farming methods.
For adults, NUTRILITE Vitamin C Plus Extended Release provides up to eight hours of vitamin C support. For children, NUTRILITE Chewable Vitamin C, with 30 mg of vitamin C, /Chewable Acerola C, with 100 mg of vitamin C, is the perfect way to get little ones age four onwards to take their vitamins. This format is also ideal for adults who prefer chewable tablets.
Now that you know how to keep the bugs away, get set for a season of fun!
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