How to Boost Your Immunity this Winter!

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It’s coming, you can feel it can’t you.  The weather’s changing and the first few colds have already started to make the rounds in the office.  So what better than to fill you in on a few super foods that can help boost your immunity, along with a few products we stock that can help support and boost your immune system (there is also a pretty amazing special deal for you at the bottom of this email).

Super Foods that can give you a boost!

The food we eat plays a huge role in our body and how we feel.  Believe it or not, there are actually a lot of foods out there that we have access to every day that have immune boosting powers! So let’s get you familiar with a few…

Vitamin C super foods!

Vitamin C is known for its immune boosting abilities. This important nutrient is key to our diet and healthy living.
Vitamin C rich fruits include:

Citrus fruits like oranges are great winter fruits to help boost your immunity, but did you know that oranges aren’t the highest Vitamin C packed fruit?

Fun fact! The humble kiwi fruit has more vitamin C than oranges! They are also jam packed with serotonin, which is great for helping you fall asleep.

Mango’s are another great Vitamin C fruit. While they are a fabulous summer fruit, they can be frozen and added to smoothies for a refreshing winter drink (don’t worry, they retain their awesome vitamin C powers even frozen).

Strawberries are another forgotten vitamin C powerhouse.  This delicious summer fruit are perfect for protecting your body defend itself against infection.  They are said to be even more delicious after being frozen, so why not stock up now before winter sets in and these beauties are gone!

Believe it or not, there are a number of veggies that are high in vitamin C also!

Bell Peppers, capsicum’s, whatever you want to call them, they are a fantastic Vitamin C source! Yellow peppers contain the most vitamin C, however all are very high in immune boosting qualities and are a great addition to your dish.  They are also very low in calories, making them a fabulous snack.

Broccoli is the perfect winter dinner addition! Available all year round, broccoli is not only jam packed with vitamin C but also with vitamin K, which is great for bone health.

Not everyone’s favourite meal time addition, but brussels sprouts can be a great meal time addition if you’re looking to boost your vitamin C intake.

 

Other great immune boosting / cold fighting super foods

Other super foods to help boost your immunity or fight the common cold include garlic, ginger, spinach, yogurt, almonds, turmeric, green tea, poultry (no wonder we all crave chicken noodle soup when we’re sick!), sunflower seeds and shellfish.  All of these power house foods have different properties that can boost your immune system and protect you from the common cold, or help reduce the length or severity of your cold once you’ve caught it.

Supplements

Starting on supplements before the winter months really set in is a great preventative measure and helps boost your immune system and keep you healthy through the season.  We have a range of products available on our website www.vibrantbodies.com.au here are a handful of what we have available:

Nutralife Ester – C Powder (https://vibrantbodies.com.au/product/nutralife-ester-c-powder-100g/ )

Nutra-Life Ester-C® powder, contains a stomach friendly, long lasting Vitamin C, that works to provide 24 hour support to your immune system. By staying in the white blood cells longer than standard vitamin C, your immune system stays protected for a whole 24 hours, removing the need for dosing throughout the day.

Nutralife Winter Multi (https://vibrantbodies.com.au/product/nutralife-winter-multi-vitamin/ )

Using Nutralife Winter Multi Vitamin will help support your energy and immunity this cold & flu season. Protecting the body from seasonal illness by safeguarding the tissues of the upper respiratory. Nutralife Winter Multi Vitamin and minerals are essential nutrients that the human body needs on a daily basis, but that it cannot make on its own. Together they are required for normal healthy metabolism, growth, energy and to ensure healthy immunity. A perfect diet can provide all the vitamins and minerals the body needs, but unfortunately few people eat the right balance. During cold and flu season the need for supplementation becomes more apparent as your body needs more nutrients to supply adequate energy, to power the immune system and to protect the respiratory tract from infection.

Nutra-Life Winter Multi provides nutritional insurance against winter infections while boosting energy and natural immunity through herbal medicine.

Nutralife Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract High Potency Formula (https://vibrantbodies.com.au/product/nutralife-kyolic-aged-garlic-extract-high-potency-formula-120-capsules/ )

Nutralife Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract High Potency Formula zSupports healthy immune function and energy levels. Provides busy people with a daily vitamin, mineral and antioxidant boost. It provides four immune-supporting nutrients: Astragalus, Olive Leaf, Zinc and Vitamin C, plus contains B-complex vitamins to maintain healthy energy levels and overall nervous system health.

Raw Immune (https://vibrantbodies.com.au/product/raw-immune/ )

Amazonia Raw immune is a unique superfood formula designed with a full spectrum of Vitamin C to support the body’s natural immunity.

With a combination of natural sea minerals, herbal medicine, roots, berries and raw superfoods Amazonia Raw Immune provides a highly comprehensive delivery of natural, raw, live nutrients. Created with the help of naturopaths and doctors, this delicious formula is designed for daily immune health maintenance and also to provide healing support in times of illness.

Other things to try

Living a generally healthy lifestyle is another great way of keeping healthy and your immune system strong.  Things like getting enough sleep at night, regular exercise, drinking lots of water and eating a healthy diet (full of vitamin C rich foods).

Other factors to consider are stress, Stress is proven to play a huge roll in how we feel and has an impact on our immune system.  Therefore managing your stressors can have a positive impact on your immunity.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations can help protect you against strains of viruses which are making the rounds this winter.  Speak to your GP about what is available to you and what you should consider taking.

Woops, still caught that cold?

Don’t worry, if even after all your best efforts to not catch every cold you come in contact with, you’ve still managed to pick one up, here are a few products we recommend to help lessen the strength and length of your cold:

Nutralife Echinacea Advanced Immune 60 Tablets  (https://vibrantbodies.com.au/product/nutralife-echinacea-advanced-immune-60-tablets/  )

Nutralife’s Echinacea Advanced Immune formula combines two Echinacea extracts with antioxidant nutrients to support the body’s immune defences against colds and other upper respiratory tract infections. Plus immunity-supporting Zinc, Selenium and Vitamin C.

Raw Immune https://vibrantbodies.com.au/product/raw-immune/

Amazonia Raw immune is a unique superfood formula designed with a full spectrum of Vitamin C to support the body’s natural immunity.

With a combination of natural sea minerals, herbal medicine, roots, berries and raw superfoods Amazonia Raw Immune provides a highly comprehesive delivery of natural, raw, live nutrients. Created with the help of naturopaths and doctors, this delicious formula is designed for daily immune health maintenance and also to provide healing support in times of illness.

Nutralife Triple strength Garlic + Vit C, Horseradish & Histidine  https://vibrantbodies.com.au/product/nutralife-triple-strength-garlic-vitamin-c-horseradish-histidine-50-capsules/

Nutralife’s Triple strength Garlic + Vitamin C, Horseradish & Histidine is a powerful formula which combines Garlic and Horseradish, which are used to help relieve hay fever and cold symptoms, such as mucous and nasal congestion.

Perilla is traditionally used in both China and Japan as an anti-allergy herbal remedy. Along with Horseradish, Marshmallow and Fenugreek, this formula can help to relieve allergy and hay fever symptoms.

 

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