Prevent Cold & Flu

From: Ingrid
Sent on: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 7:36 AM
My Healthy Habit

 

Thought you might find this helpful since it's the cold and flu season:

A 2010 study found that kids who took a vitamin D supplement during cold and flu season were twice as likely to avoid the flu as kids who took a placebo. Think your diet could use more vitamin D? You could take a supplement  or try upping your intake of vitamin D-enriched foods like dairy, juices, and soy products. Mushrooms are also a good dietary source of vitamin D. Make sure you don't take more than 2000 IU each day.

Try drinking Fortune Delight tea with anti-oxidants or taking Reserveage ViraLaurin Immune supplements. I also mix my tea with Amazing Grass Organic ORAC Green SuperFoods in a cup of water and add a bit of Pom juice to sweeten it.

Wash your hands or use an anti-bacteria gel if you are traveling or can't find a bathroom nearby. Cough like a Vampire: Rather than coughing into your hand, use the crook of your elbow to “catch” your cough or sneeze.  Exercise to build immunity: When your body is in good shape, it’s better equipped to fight off nasty germs. Studies have shown that regular exercise helps boost the immune system. The trick, like with anything health-related is balance. Just 20-30 minutes of fast walking or yoga 5 days a week is enough to give your immune system a boost.


Read more: http://www.care2.com 

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