As colder weather approaches, the chance of getting sick increases. This post will go over some quick and easy ways to boost immunity and ward off any pesky flu symptoms.
Let’s start with a refresher on the basics. The best way to prevent these symptoms is to stay home whenever you feel sick, cover your mouth when sneezing to prevent germs from getting everywhere, wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer, avoiding rubbing your eyes/mouth/nose, drink lots of fluids, get quality rest, and stay away from junk food.
As for boosting your immunity naturally, things like drinking lemon water, reducing sugar intake, and drinking green tea can help significantly. Lemons are loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants so they can help fight off infections. Reducing your intake of sugar is extremely important because refined sugars can easily prolong illness and promote an excessive amount of inflammation. Green tea has been found to have antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. Other natural remedies include consuming fresh ginger, garlic, bone broth, honey, turmeric, and elderberry. As for supplements, vitamins D and C have the ability to ward off infections and fight against viruses.
Below are some ideas on ways to incorporate the foods mentioned above into your diet: