Avoid refined sugar
each tbsp of white sugar slows down the movement of your white blood cells for up to 6 hours!
Get a good night’s sleep
7-8 hours minimum. Lack of sleep increases stress hormones which suppress immunity.
Eat at least 6 servings of deeply coloured fresh fruits and vegetables daily
for their immune boosting vitamins, antioxidants and fiber.
Drink more water
Drink eight glasses of water daily for proper immune function
Consume foods high in Vitamin C regularly
Fruit Milligrams /100 Gram
Rose hip 2000
Black current 200
Red pepper 190
Keep stress in check
stress reduction techniques can include working on hobbies, Tai Qi, spending time outdoors, meditating, praying, or receiving acupuncture or massage.
Exercise regularly and in moderation
to increase oxygen levels and help eliminate toxins. Enjoy walks, raking, or stretching on days when you feel sluggish.
Ensure proper gut function
prevent infections with daily probiotics (good bacteria found in yogurt) during fall and winter.
Add a multivitamin to your daily regimen
your body has increased needs in fall and winter that the seasonal diet falls short on. Especially important when sick, as bugs will steal your nutrients to survive!
Posted by Dr. Babak Missaghi