As the weather gets colder and we start approaching winter, you might start to feel a little run down as your immune system takes a hit. To stay in peak form this cold/flu season and stop yourself from getting sick, follow our 3 easy tips to boost your immune system!
Chase the sun
In winter we get much less exposure to the sun. The days are shorter, and it’s usually pretty unpleasant to be outside unless you’re rugged up, which means it’s really hard for our bodies to get the Vitamin D they need to stay healthy! Vitamin D plays a huge role in making sure our immune system functions like it should as well as regulating our mood – ever feel way happier when it’s a sunny day? That’s because of good old Vitamin D! Now, we’re not telling you to go and freeze your butt off chasing the sun this winter, but do make a conscious effort to go out for a walk if the sun is shining, or sit by a sunny window during the day to lap up those precious rays.
Help your gut
Did you know that 70% of your immune system is in your gut? Yep, that pesky little gut microbiome does play a huge role in whether you get sick or not. Luckily, there are easy ways to keep your gut happy and your body healthy. Eating a balanced diet of fruit, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein while avoiding processed foods and refined sugar will fuel a diverse microbiome. But being sure to get some probiotics in there as well will have your gut jumping for joy! Probiotics are the good bacteria your microbiome needs to help ward off infection and aid digestion. You can find probiotics in fermented foods like yogurt or kimchi, and also in our probiotic tonic. Click here to read more about the best way to add probiotics to your diet.
Activate those antioxidants
Antioxidants help protect your body against free radicals, pesky little unstable cells that our bodies produce in response to environment and other pressures. Antioxidants help neutralize these cells before they can do too much damage to our immune cells. The easiest way to make sure you’re boosting your diet with antioxidants is to eat the rainbow. Go for berries, green tea, nuts and seeds, leafy greens, and for a treat – dark chocolate and red wine! And if you want to take things to the next level, try some of our tonics! They’re full of antioxidants and immune-boosting goodness like ginger, turmeric, charcoal, citrus, and fruit. To get some ideas on how to add our tonics into your daily routine, click here.
TONIC ALCHEMYMAY 9, 2022