Cooler weather can bring on the sniffles! Fight back and boost your immunity now with these tips.
Skip the Sugar
Emphasize foods with a low glycemic (low sugar) index such as whole grains, legumes, lean protein, vegetables, and heart healthy fats. Enjoy fruits in moderation, and avoid added sugars found in sauces, baked goods, candies, and refined grains. This helps to minimize spikes in blood sugar that can impair your immune response and weaken your system’s ability to detect and fight invading bacteria!
Eating a diet rich in leafy greens such as spinach, Swiss chard, and collards along with cruciferous vegetable like broccoli and cabbage supports digestive immunity and gut health for a strong immune system. Don’t forget you can get green without salad too! For example, try adding a handful of fresh or frozen greens to your next protein smoothie for an added immune boost!
Take a Multivitamin
Ensuring you get in the recommended amounts of important immune supporting vitamins and minerals is easily supported with a multivitamin. From Zinc to vitamin D3, simply adding Complete Nutrition’s multivitamin to a smoothie can support your body’s natural defense against bacteria and viruses.
Staying active is an essential component of health and immunity, but it is also important to pay attention to how your body feels. Over exerting or not allowing ample time for recovery can set the stage for an infection to take hold.