With flu season approaching, it's more important than ever to focus on maintaining a strong immune system. There are many natural ways to support your immune system to help ensure you don't catch the dreaded flu this winter.
A Healthy Diet
One of the most important ways to support your immune system is a healthy diet. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein helps provide the nutrients your body needs to function properly. In particular, certain nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin D, and zinc have been shown to have immune-enhancing effects.
Regular exercise also supports your immune system. Exercise reduces inflammation, helps improve blood flow, and helps the immune system work more effectively. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise on most days of the week.
Another important aspect of immune health is getting enough sleep. During sleep, the body produces cytokines. Cytokines are a class of proteins that help fight infection and inflammation. If you are struggling to get enough sleep you feel it in your body and you may put stress on your immune system to protect you against viruses and bacteria.
Finally, taking a natural immune-supporting supplement is a great way to nourish your body and support it to help protect you.
There's no sure-fire way to prevent the flu, but focusing on supporting your immune system can reduce your risk of getting sick and shorten your recovery time.
At Elyxa we have created an organic whole-food supplement, specifically designed to support the immune system. Elyxa Immune is jam-packed with over 20 immune-boosting ingredients, including blackcurrant pomace for Vitamin C and wild berries bursting with antioxidants, to keep your body fighting fit all year round.