The fall is fast approaching, kids are going back to school, the weather is changing, and the holidays will be upon us before you know it.
And you know what that means…
This is the classic time of year for people to get sick with colds and flu!
But it doesn’t have to be that way!
Because when you take effective measures to help your body naturally fight off viruses like it’s designed to, you can stay healthy and feel great 365 days a year.
6 Super-Effective Ways to Prevent Colds and Flu
#1: Support your immune system with probiotics
Nothing supports your immune system like a healthy dose of the same beneficial bacteria that reside in your gut microbiome and house about 70 percent of that immune system!
The key is taking a probiotic supplement that has a wide variety of bacteria strains (more strains = more possible ways to enhance your health).
And Super Shield multi-strain probiotic formula delivers on that important point.
Super Shield contains 13 well-studied, potent strains of friendly bacteria, each of which has its own specialty on how it enhances your health and helps support your immune system to better fight colds, flu, infections and many other illnesses.
#2: Proper hand washing
Washing your hands frequently throughout the day is crucial, especially after being in public places.
Ordinary soap and water is best—no need for the anti-bacterial stuff. Anti-bacterial soaps actually work against you to eventually reduce your body’s ability to fight off bacteria.
Stay away from the hand sanitizer while you’re at it—all that does is trap bacteria in your hands under a layer of goop.
#3: Listen to Mom and dress warm
Mom always said to dress warm or you’ll catch a cold…and come to find out, she was right.
While merely stepping outside in cold weather without a jacket doesn't cause a cold, hypothermia (the lowering of your body's core temperature) suppresses immunity, which can make you more susceptible to colds.
#4: Eat the right foods…and stay away from the wrong ones
Here are the foods that will give you the biggest bang for your buck in terms of fighting off colds and flu:
- Fish rich in Omega-3 essential fatty acids: These include salmon, tuna and cod. Omega-3 EFAs are the precursors for series-3 prostaglandins, which are compounds that regulate your immune system.
- Brightly colored fruits and vegetables: These are rich in vitamins A, C and E as well as phytonutrients, all of which enhance your immune functioning.
- Onions: Onions contain compounds that have antibiotic properties.
- Garlic: Garlic has sulfur-containing compounds that have been shown to fight the common cold.
On the flip side, here are immune-depressing foods which should be avoided at all cost:
- Vegetable oils: These produce harmful substances that damage your immune system.
- Refined carbs, processed food and fast food: Rather than nourishing you, these deplete your body’s supplies of vitamins and minerals that are necessary for proper immune function.
- Sugar: This flat out crushes the responsiveness of your immune cells.
#5: Get enough vitamin D
Although most nutrients have some positive effect on your immune system functioning, vitamin D is an immune superstar.
The problem with vitamin D (especially during the colder months in the northern hemisphere) is that you are not outside as much, so your skin does not get the sun exposure it needs to make vitamin D.
So, supplementation is the best way to make sure you always have enough…and Optimum DK Formula with FruiteX-B is the way to go!
Each daily dose of Optimum DK Formula gives you a whopping 5,000 IUs of vitamin D, as well as vitamins K1 and K2 and the mineral boron for bone and cardiovascular support too!
#6: Get your Zzzz’s
To all you late-show lovers out there: this is not the time of year to skimp on sleep.
Lacking sleep can compromise your immune system functioning, making you more susceptible to infections and viruses of all kinds…and even just one night of poor sleep can reduce the activity of your immune system’s natural killer cells by as much as 30 percent!
Make sure you’re getting at least seven to nine hours of sleep per night.
Help support your body’s efforts in fighting viruses and pave the way for feeling great all year long.
To your health,