5 things to do this winter to boost your immune system
Winter can be tough on the body. The cold temperature and the lack of a variety when it comes to seasonal produce can sometimes mean we don’t get enough vitamins with our food. Here’s a quick guide that will help you stay healthy throughout the cold months.
- Eat more cruciferous vegetables
Broccoli, kale, spinach, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, etc. are all cruciferous vegetables. These are all readily available in the winter. They all contain high does of vitamin C, fiber and many other nutrients. They also contain cancer fighting properties.
- Eat more root vegetables
Potatoes, beets, parsnips, turnips, etc. are all rich in fiber and a great source of energy. Give Jerusalem artichokes a try this winter, these are also a great source of potassium!
- Eat more garlic!
Garlic is a great natural antibiotic, in the sense that it greatly reinforces the immune system and helps it fight those pesky viruses.
- Get enough sleep
Sleep is a great immune system booster. Lack of sleep makes us more vulnerable and more prone to catching all kinds of viruses and bacterias. So make sure you get enough sleep!
- Get some sun!
I know that it can be hard to go outside in the winter but the lack of sun can mean that the brain will stop producing serotonin, which are important in regulating our mood. So chase those winter blues away by getting some sunshine!