Beat the Flu this Winter

It’s flu season and let’s face it, no one like getting sick. The stuffy noses, the watery eyes and the dreaded cough; it’s the worst! So why not keep your body in tip top shape and feeling great by giving your system that immunity boost it needs this winter! Having a good immunity system is the bedrock for keeping strong and healthy. By eating well, adapting your lifestyle to ward off germs and supplementing yourself you will get that extra boost your need to keep healthy all winter long! In addition to the flu shot, these proactive steps from COLD-FX can help you stay healthy.

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  1. Healthy Diet

Eating well this winter will be the core of keeping your body in the best form possible all winter long. Try and eat bright coloured fruits and vegetables like blueberries, raspberries, eggplant and purple kale are full of antioxidants and prevent illness. Remember to hydrate with water regularly and eat protein rich foods like meat, fish cheese, tofu, beans, yoghurt and try to avoid foods with added sugar or too much starch.

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  1. Lifestyle

Adapt your lifestyle to help fight off cold and flu symptoms this winter. Remember to wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water and avoid shaking hands during flu season to help curb the spread of germs. Try and get your recommended 8 hours of sleep a night to help you rejuvenate, recharge, re-energize and keep active to prevent illness. Take care of your mental health as well this winter by reducing your stress, smiling and laughing as much as you can!

  1. Supplementation

Give your immunity the extra boost it needs with extra vitamin supplements that will help your body replenish what it is deficient in this winter. In order to maintain your immunity over the flu season, it is important that you take extra supplements of Vitamin D (at least 2000 IU daily), Vitamin C (1000 mg or more in divided doses), Magnesium (200 mg in the evening) and a Multivitamin (a good source of trace minerals such as zinc) daily to ward off symptoms. Taking a minimum dose of 400 mg a day of COLD-FX a day will also help reduce the frequency, severity and duration of cold and flu symptoms!

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