How to Boost your Immune System.

Flu & cold season is upon us and I’m determined not to be a casualty this year.  

Stephanierosita

When just walking out of your house puts you at risk for the various pathogens that surround us, regardless of our immune system status, we could all stand to amp up our immunity game.

Let’s take Shots!!!

Have you heard of the Turmeric and Ginger shot?

I regularly make these energy shots to stay healthy. Turmeric and ginger both have great health benefits. They are anti-inflammatory and relieve cold and flu symptoms. Ginger supports overall digestion and curcumin, which is the main ingredient of turmeric, supports the immune system. I always feel energised when I drink this in the morning.

Ingredients

120 g turmeric

140 g ginger

2 large lemons

1/4 tsp pepper

1. Peel the ginger and turmeric using a spoon. Attention: the turmeric will badly stain your hands and utensils! I recommend using gloves.  Once peeled, add them to a bowl.

2. Squeeze the lemon either by hand or using a citrus press. Add the lemon juice into the bowl.

3. Add to your blender or food processor and blend till smooth. If the paste is too thick, add a little more lemon juice or a little water.

4. Strain it properly to rid of all the dredge.

5. Store in a glass container. If you have little glass vials of  around 50 ml, one would be your daily dose.

Consume withing 7-10 days. Great as frozen pops as well!.

THIS HAS SO MANY HEALTH BENEFITS INCLUDING ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROPERTIES AND DIGESTIVE AID.

So Before I Begin Let me remind you!!!!

Wash hands

Washing your hands is the best way to remove germs, avoid getting sick and prevents you from spreading germs to others.

You want to make sure that you are killing off any of those nasty sick germs before they make their way to your mucous membranes.

Remember, if you can’t get up to wash your hands easily throughout the day, make sure to have some hand sanitizer on deck to combat against cold and flu germs.

Ok the Stuff you came here for! VITAMINS AND SUPPLEMENTS

Immune Boosting Foods/Vitamins

Eat foods that are going to boost your immune system.

Some foods include broccoli, cashews, elderberry, ginger, greek yogurt, red bell peppers, spinach, and turmeric.

Broccoli guards against cancer and is rich in a wide range of antioxidants, vitamins C and E, folate, and iron.

Cashews are a great source of zinc, essential amino acids, and essential fatty acids required for optimum immunity.

Elderberry is a great source of antioxidants. It is often used as a flu remedy.

Fresh ginger root acts as an anti-inflammatory.

Greek yogurt is high in protein and vitamin A.

Red bell peppers are the best source of immune boosting β-carotene. They also have twice the among of vitamin C than oranges.

Spinach is rich in inflammation-fighting carotenoids, as well as immune-boosting vitamin E.

Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties, anti-viral, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-fungal and so much more.

I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE AT LEAST 80% OF THIS LIST. STAY HEALTHY AND HYDRATED!

Just a few of other tips in staying healthy during this climate.

  1. Avoid touching your face

Specifically, your eye and nose where your mucous membranes dwell. These areas give easy access to the germs to set up shop in your body.

Avoid the temptation to touch your face and wash your hands often to make it harder for the germs to find an entry point.

2. Sleep more

Don’t mind if I do! Sleep gives your body the best chance of fighting off any bad germs it comes in contact with. Sleep promotes a healthy immune system.

3 Clean

I am a strong advocate for cleaning and decluttering, even though I don’t always practice it in my own life.

When it comes to cleaning around flu and cold season, you can catch me with a permanent bottle of Lysol in my hand all season long.

Wipe down your work surface and the doorknobs around your house. Make sure you disinfect any glasses or cups that you use at home. Reduce your chances of getting exposed.

See my Decluter blog https://stephanierosita.net/2019/03/11/spring-declutter/

4. Avoid sharing

Electronics, pens, cups are all breeding grounds for germs. Make it a policy to be a little stingy with your sharing during this time of year.

If you must share, use an alcohol-free, biodegradable disinfecting wipe (like these from Seventh Generation) to keep things germ free!

Phones are the number 1 breeding grounds for nasty germs.

Scientists at the University of Arizona have found that cell phones carry 10 times more bacteria than most toilet seats! Wiping your phone off with a wipe is not enough either! I recommend getting a UV light phone cleanser.

5.Exercise regularly

Working out regularly improves overall health, including the health of your immune system.

Exercise improves circulation and therefore, helps the immune system’s cells and substances do their jobs more efficiently throughout the body.

If you’re stuck on how to get active use these useful tips to help get you started.

Let me know if you tried any of these tips and found them to be helpful.

Peace love and happy Handwashing!!!

xoxo Stephanie Rosita

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