As the cooler weather creeps in, now is the time to boost your natural immunity. With temperatures dropping and seasons changing, it’s best to give your body the chance to defend itself against some of the change-of-season bugs that are now floating around.
And of course it is also the beginning of the dreaded cold and flu season!
As we are becoming more aware, the health and wellbeing of our gut plays a major part in a thriving immune system. Therefore it’s a great idea to stick with seasonal foods that nature created with an intention to support our wellbeing and ward off the coughs and colds. Think root vegetables, onions, garlic, white beans, cauliflower. These are hearty foods that reduce blood sugar, and are strong in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Also try boosting your diet with foods that are the colour of autumn - pumpkin, squash, oranges, carrots, lemons...these are also high in vitamin C which is a natural defence vitamin.
This is where probiotics come in. We all know that good bacteria can assist in keeping the gut healthy, but did you know that about 80% of the immune system is also in the gut? This means that these good bacteria have a major role to play in not only keeping the bad bugs at bay, but safeguarding us against viruses and infections we come across everywhere, especially at this time of the year. If we don't have harmony and balance of bacteria then this is when we can become susceptible to viruses and infections, making us sick and further weakening the immune system. While certain probiotics may not stop the flu, it has been proven that they can shorten the length and severity of the infection, and are especially effective when taken by children.
Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidus have been found to be important strains in the effectiveness of probiotics on colds and flus. Add these to the 13 other LIVING probiotic strains as well as fermented wholefoods that contain a potent mix of vitamins and minerals, which can improve the effectiveness of the probiotics, and you have a very comprehensive for mula of natural immune boosting goodness. All of this and more can be found in Immunity Fuel probiotic superfoods – the natural alternative to keeping healthy this winter and all year round.
"I have been taking this for many months now and I give them to my kids too. It keeps my family's immunity up and they get over a cold or flu very quickly that I could not stop taking them now. Both my kids go to daycare and their educators actually asked me what my secret is because everytime when there is a viral/gastro/flu/hands foot mouth disease spreading in the centre, my kids are still running around happy and healthy. If they do get hit by the spread, they got over it in less than a day. I feel that we are surrounded by so many toxins nowadays that this is a small price to pay for health. <3 Thank you Immunity Fuel Australia!" Stephanie Yong, Sydney, NSW
Cassie Brown GM Immunity Fuel Australia
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