Winter is well and truly here and with cold and flu symptoms becoming increasingly prevalent, it’s important to keep a strong and balanced immune system to avoid infections. Here are 5 ways you can reduce your risk of getting ill this winter season:
1. Boost Vitamin C
During winter, it’s important to support the immune system so your body can fight off infections. Vitamin C can’t be stored in your body, so make sure you incorporate foods high in Vitamin C into your diet daily. Fruits and vegetables that are high in Vitamin C include: Kale, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, kiwifruit, oranges & lemons.
2. Get Outside
When it’s cold outside it’s very tempting to stay indoors, but it’s important to get outside and expose your skin to daylight to help absorb Vitamin D from the sun, this helps to keep your immune system healthy and regulates your mood and sleep. If your schedule doesn’t allow you to get outside often consider taking a Vitamin D supplement, we recommend Pure D3 with K2 & Magnesium
it has added K2 & Magnesium to help you absorb the Vitamin D better.
3. Strengthen Your Gut
Over 75% of our immune system is found in our gut. Having a healthy gut is central to overall health. Fermented foods are rich in good bacteria and help to boost immunity. Foods rich in probiotics include Sauerkraft, kombucha, miso and yogurt. You should also consider taking a good probiotic, especially if you’ve had a course of antibiotics recently. We recommend Gut Biome 1 Probiotic
4. Balance Hormones
Winter can have a large affect on our aggression levels and sex hormones, leaving you feeling irritable and fatigued. Herbal Ignite for Her
helps to balance hormone levels which can help increase your libido and lift your mood. We recommend complimenting Herbal Ignite Her with Femme Balance Tonic
, this homeopathic tonic helps to give you extra-support leaving you feeling more energized!
5. Boost Zinc Levels
Boosting your Zinc levels helps you to fight off colds all winter long. Due to conventional farming practices, most soils in New Zealand are now deficient in Zinc, meeting our Zinc requirements from food alone is much harder than it was 50 years ago. This is why we recommend taking a good Zinc supplement such as Zinc Max.
Winter Wellness Recommendations
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Complete Menopause Solution
Femme Balance Tonic
Pure D3 with K2 & Magneisum
Gut Biome 1 Probiotic