The temperatures are dropping, it is time to start boosting the immune system ahead of winter…
Colds, sore throats, persistent coughs and even the flu are all more prevalent during the winter months. The shift in weather to dry, cold air may weaken resistance to bugs and people are more often indoors during winter, allowing viruses to pass from one person more easily to another. With the cold weather fast approaching, there has never been a better time to boost your immune system and be prepared to fight off anything that comes your way!
At Wholefood Haven, we have 3 easy steps you can take to help boost your immune system this winter and make sure you make it through as healthy as possible.
- Healthy Diet
We live by the golden rule and famous quote from Hippocrates of ‘Let food be they medicine, let medicine be thy food’. Having a healthy diet is essential to boosting your immune system and healthy living all year round. Experts say the best vitamins for boosting your immune system are Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Zinc. By ensuring you are getting enough of these and other important vitamins and minerals can protect you from getting sick or even reduce the severity if you do happen to get sick. Our favourite options coming into winter include our Winter Nourish Pack and our Immunity Shots. The Winter Nourish pack is available in 1, 3 or 5 day cleanses and is a selection of beautifully nourishing juices that will support healthy rituals for the soul, and two delightful soups to enjoy day, leaving you feeling satisfied and will give your immune system the support it needs to fight off winter viruses. The Immunity Shots are ideal for the whole family and will help keep the bugs away or help alleviate the symptoms of the common cold this winter. The Immunity Shots are a for a family of 4 that can be used over 3 days and could be the answer you need if you are feeling a little under the weather. You can shop both online and choose from delivery or local pickup.
- Move Your Body
We know it gets harder in winter to find the motivation to get out and about, but it is so vital for good health. Moving your body allows you to regulate blood pressure and reduce stress levels which are essential for overall health and wellness. Moving regularly also makes it easier for your circulatory system to respond quickly when exposed to viruses and winter bugs. If you want to step it up a notch you can grab our LymFATics Detox and Drain pack and our MAGfatics Detox and Recover Body Spray that will help to stimulate and unblock the lymphatic system, detoxifying and cleansing your body inside and out. Combine these with skipping each day will provide you with a noticeable healthy feeling that will keep you feeling your best this winter.
- Lots of Sleep and Water
In winter we tend to drink less water than in the warmer months, but water is essential to help flush toxins from our system, which will dramatically improve our overall health. We need to make sure we keep up the water content even when it is cold. All our juices come with delicious and nourishing herbal teas that will support your water intake and leave you feeling all warm and cosy inside. Top off your healthy approach with a good nights rest each day and you will be setting your body up as a bug fighting machine with a strong immune system, ready to take on anything is thrown your way!