At this time of year, we start to think about stocking the cupboards with those immune system helpers we rely on to ‘get us through’. If you've already come down with the sniffles, or you’re looking for some super supplements to stay well this winter, read on for some easy tips!
- Superfoods like bee pollen, cacao, matcha, and spirulina can boost up your daily intake of essential vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that help a normal functioning immune system. These beauties can be added to smoothies, food, or consumed on their own.
- Moderate exercise and sunshine a few times each week can support a healthy immune response, as well as improving exposure to healthy sunlight for Vitamin D conversion. Exercise helps to move our lymph, a waste portal, around and out of the body.
- The good bacteria in our intestine play a vital role in supporting our immune system. Keeping their environment healthy with fibres from chia seeds and beetroot is beneficial.
- Having restful sleep is essential to a healthy immune system. Reduce light in the evening, especially blue light from devices so the normal hormone secretion can occur to help you get to sleep. Avoid coffee after three in the afternoon, switching to herbal tea instead. If you’re still struggling, try liposomal magnesium to support normal sleep patterns and calm the nervous system.