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How to Boost Your Immunity During Changing Weather

by True Elements 09 Aug 2023

When the seasons start to dance, our immune systems often do a little shuffle of their own. As the weather changes, we become more susceptible to pesky infections and seasonal bugs. But fret not! There's a natural way to strengthen your body's defenses and keep those germs at bay. Yes, you guessed it right—we're talking about the power of immunity-boosting foods!


Let's face it, nobody enjoys being sidelined by seasonal illnesses. We've all experienced the discomfort of sniffling and sneezing our way through the beautiful transition between seasons. But why does this happen?

As the weather transitions from one season to another, our bodies can become more vulnerable to common infections and illnesses. Fluctuating temperatures, increased exposure to allergens, and changes in our bodies' natural defense mechanisms contribute to a higher incidence of respiratory infections, flu, colds, and allergies. To combat these infections, it is crucial to focus on building a robust immune system.
 

By adopting healthy habits and consuming immunity-boosting foods, you can support your body's natural defense mechanisms and promote long-term health. Here are some effective ways to enhance your immunity:

  1. Balanced Diet: incorporate a diverse range of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats into your meals.


  2. Hydration: Stay well-hydrated by drinking an adequate amount of water and fluids. Proper hydration supports the elimination of toxins from the body.


  3. Quality Sleep: Aim for 7-8 hours of restful sleep each night to allow your body to rejuvenate and enhance immune function.


  4. Regular Exercise: Engage in moderate physical activity regularly to improve blood circulation, reduce stress, and boost immunity.


  5. Stress Management: Chronic stress weakens the immune system. Engage in relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, or yoga to reduce stress levels.


  6. Supplements and Vaccinations: Consider incorporating supplements like Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Zinc into your routine, as advised by healthcare professionals. Additionally, annual flu shots can provide an extra layer of protection against seasonal influenza.


  7. Ayurvedic practices: Explore practices such as oil pulling, nasal irrigation with a saline solution (neti pot), and performing gentle self-massage with warm oil can further strengthen the immune system, promote balance, and protect against seasonal illnesses.

Now, let's delve into the superheroes of your kitchen—the immunity-boosting foods! Packed with nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants, these foods are nature's way of fortifying your immune system. Just like a shield, ready to defend you against the ever-present army of germs. From zesty citrus fruits to humble greens and everything in between, these foods are nature's way of keeping you in the game. Several foods are renowned for their immune-boosting properties. Citrus fruits, berries, leafy greens, garlic, spinach, yogurt, almonds, green tea, and mushrooms are excellent choices. Alongside the immune-boosting foods mentioned earlier, Ayurveda recommends incorporating herbs and spices such as turmeric, ginger, holy basil (tulsi), and black pepper. These ingredients have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that support immune health.

How True Elements Products Help Boost Immunity:

 

True Elements offers a range of products that are designed to boost and support your immune system. True Elements Fruit & Nut Muesli is a delightful blend of whole grains, nuts, and dried fruits, providing a wholesome dose of fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins. True Elements Chia Seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, enhancing immune response. The True Elements 7-in-1 Super Seeds Mix combines seven super seeds, including flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds, providing a nutrient-rich boost to immunity. For an antioxidant punch, indulge in the True Elements Antioxidant Mix, a combination of berries, nuts, and seeds, offering a wide range of vitamins and antioxidants. Lastly, if you're looking for a convenient way to harness the immune-boosting benefits of turmeric, try  True Elements Muesli Immunity Mix. These True Elements products are the perfect companions on your journey to a stronger immune system.

As the seasons change, it's important to prioritize your immune system's health to stay strong and fend off common infections. By adopting self-care practices, incorporating immunity-boosting foods into your diet, and following practical tips to enhance your immune system, you can enjoy improved well-being throughout the year. Remember, small changes in your lifestyle can have a significant impact on your immune system and overall health. Embrace the power of natural defenses and nourish your body for a strong immune system that can weather any seasonal change. Stay healthy and thrive!

Authored By: Dt. Kandarpa Makwana 
New Product Development at True Elements

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