Tracey Walls from local company Juiceology share her top tips for boosting your immune system.
Now especially is a good time to give your immune system a boost, but how do you do that? Well some recommended advice would be to start eating and drinking a rainbow of fresh fruits, vegetables and other plant-based foods is one of the best ways to fuel your defenses!
They are packed with antioxidants that can help your immune system. While this sounds simple, the day to day execution is where things can get tricky.
Having a fresh juice each day, especially as a replacement for sugar-laden, calorie-dense and nutrient-deplete morning beverages may turn out to be an ideal way to fuel your immune system.
Increase your vitamin C
Apart from oranges which we all love here are some surprising C-rich fruits and veggies:
Did you know that Kiwi fruit has more than twice the Vitamin C of an orange?
Cauliflower tastes light and is a little talked about vitamin C rich veg!
Broccoli, brussels sprouts and melons to name a few are also great.
Beyond diet and nutrition
Other wellness behaviors are just as important to prioritize for a healthy immune system.
Sleep is top tier!
During sleep immune repair and rebuilding is at its highest. Aim for at least 7-9 hours per night for adults.
Walking is one of the best exercises to fuel your immunity. Too much exercise, or overtraining, can actually be immune-suppressive, the opposite of your goals.
Rather than think that more is always better, be gentle on days you need to be, and go for physical activity or movement rather than intense exercise.
Sure, easier said than done but out of control stress can undermine all of your best diet and exercise efforts at a healthy immune system.
Learn specific, simple strategies to help reduce daily stress. So there you have it, my top tips!