Sniffle season is here – the time of year when our days become an assault course of germs, and public transport leaves as exposed to bugs like a sitting duck! However, there are many measures we can take to help avoid the risk of being struck down by colds and flu.
Nutritionist Angelique Panagos, says: ‘At this time of year, I make every effort to stay well by eating well (there are plenty of wonderful foods packed full of immune-boosting nutrients to help keep fighting fit), by upping my vitamin intake, and by trying not to get run down.’ She has these tips to support your system, as the temperatures fall.
Eat your way to 10-a-day for a barrage of protective antioxidants! Seasonal greats such as Brussels sprouts and butternut squash will see you towards getting plenty of immunity-strengthening zinc and vitamin C. Some of our best immune warriors can actually be found in the kitchen. My top five immune-boosting foods are: turmeric, garlic, ginger, bone broth and spinach. They all help improve immune function.
Regular movement aids the respiratory tract, sending airborne bacteria on their (defeated) way! Already feeling run down? Keep things gentle. Wrap up warm and take yourself on a daily walk.
Sip those fluids to help flush toxins through! Hot lemon water and steeped fresh ginger teas will soothe scratchy throats in an antioxidant-filled flash. Add a dash of manuka honey to boost the antibacterial benefit.
Take your immune supplements
Bee propolis, which has been used for centuries thanks to its clever antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties is great for helping ward off colds and flu, as is astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant which can stimulate the body’s natural killer cells, and antiviral reishi mushrooms. Find them all in one of my fave supplements – Bee Prepared Immune Formula.
What’s all the buzz about?
Here’s what a few of those who’ve discovered Unbeelievable Health’s formulas are saying about them…
Bee Prepared Daily Defence Immune Formula:
‘I don’t seem to suffer with colds any more. I keep recommending them. Maureen Ann, HB
‘I really noticed the difference – I felt better!’ Juliet K, HB
Bee Prepared Max Strength Immune Formula:
‘I love these, they are an integral part of my wellbeing.’ Ju121, HB
‘Genius! These are so effective when you feel like you’re coming down with something.’ Zoe, Buckinghamshire
Bee Energised Energy & Focus
‘Gives you wings. I suffer from low energy and chronic fatigue. This does the trick and my sleep isn’t affected. Brilliant. Wimbledon Mummy, Holland & Barrett
‘Great boost when drained, helps lift the afternoon fog. They help improve concentration as well.’ Moltobella, HB