We are exposed to cold and flu germs every day, especially as we enter the winter season, so building up the immune system is so important.
Did you know that 80% of your immune system resides in the gut? Keeping your gut healthy is key!
You know the old expressions, “You are what you eat” and “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” The fact is diet plays an enormous role in your health so keep in mind what foods you are eating. It’s been said that soup is good for the soul, but it is also a great food for your health. Plenty of fluids is often advised when you’re ill. A body full of attacking allergens (like a virus) and battling antibodies needs to be flushed out in order to get healthy. To that effect, the abundant broth in soups performs aptly adding vegetables and/or chicken provides your body with protein, and vitamins to help boost your system back to health. I have a simple recipe for a BEAN PARMESAN SOUP you can try. In addition, eating more vegetables will help boost the immune system.
Also, start your day with lemon water. Lemon is an excellent and rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune deficiencies. Just squeeze lemon juice into a cup of lukewarm water and you’ll be set for the day.
Feeling cold and flu like symptoms coming on? Elderberry Defense or kids chewable Elderberry is a great choice to combat something coming on. It contains D3 which many of us are deficient in, and can keep our immune system in check.
If you enjoy essential oils, consider the Essential Shield Oil and those germs don't stand a chance! With familiar aromas of orange, eucalyptus, cinnamon and clove, it soothes and comforts during the changing seasons.
Most important is to get quality sleep and be sure to drink plenty of water!