When the temperature starts to drop, it’s almost a given that people start to feel under the weather. Pun intended. Other than a possible runny nose, the cooler temperatures don’t make you sick. But, it is common for your immune system to not work at prime efficiency during this time. This, in turn, does cause you to be more susceptible to illness. A lot of this is due to a lack of Vitamin D because we stay inside so much when it gets cold. So, how can you do your best to stay well during these months? We’ve compiled 3 quick tips for fighting off unwanted illness.
1. Eat a colorful diet.
When you consume a diet that lacks in color, you aren’t setting yourself up for success. Colorful foods help you fight off illnesses. If you struggle to eat a lot of vegetables on a daily basis, consider taking a greens powder. It will help to make sure you are getting these superfoods in your diet. This is so important to us at Nutrition World that greens are part of our Core 4 nutrients for optimal health. The nutrients found in greens, other vegetables, and fruits help build and strengthen the immune system to ward off illness.
2. Supplement with immune-boosting products.
If you know anything about Nutrition World, we are big fans of supplementation. And, we only recommend products that we trust. Diet is a necessary part of the equation to having optimal health, but we can’t do it through diet alone. A fantastic option to add to your daily supplement regimen is Moducare by our friends at Kyolic. “Moducare is a patented blend of plant sterols and sterolins in a clinically proven ratio of 100:1 that works to restore, strengthen and balance your body’s immune system.” These constituents work in harmony to help enhance cellular immunity. They down-regulate an overactive immune response helping you fight illness and stay well. Though this is not a guarantee that you will never get sick, it will help give the best shot against it.
For more immune boosting tips, read our article for 6 ways to boost your immune system here.
3. Don’t touch your face!
The number of germs we collect on our hands is mind-blowing. From shaking hands, to opening doors, to touching any surface, and the list goes on! But, it’s unrealistic to wash our hands at all times. Touching our eyes, ears, or nose allows for the ingestion of those germs. This is about the only way we get sick unless someone sneezes on us. Make a conscious effort to touch your face less often. It will surprise you how much you do this without even realizing it!