Escaping cold and flu season unscathed can sometimes feel impossible, but there are plenty of things you can do to help ward off illness during the colder months. Strengthening your immune system is as simple as being conscious of a few extra things in your diet and lifestyle, such as:
Practising good hygiene.
This goes without saying, but washing your hands regularly and keeping your sanitiser on you at all times is an easy way to keep germs at bay.
Get enough sleep.
This can be tricky for most of us, but prioritising 8 hours of sleep as much as you can will give your body the best chance to rejuvenate and rest to fight off illness, not to mention helping with mental clarity and stress management.
Ensure you’re getting all your vitamins and minerals (Matcha Maiden can help with that!). Foods high in Vitamin C and antioxidants can fight disease-causing free radicals and internal inflammation. Things like echinacea, garlic and Matcha green tea are super helpful for warding off a simple cold.
It’s tempting to stay in bed when it’s cold out, but moving your body is actually good for your immune system (and your mind!). It helps to boost your blood flow and encourage the production of disease-fighting white blood cells.
Studies have shown feelings of isolation and loneliness correlate with lowered immunity, so make time to spend with friends and family and stay connected to loved ones to ensure your mental wellbeing is also taken care of.
Add herbs and spices.
Many herbs and spices come with antibacterial and antiseptic healing properties, not to mention all the flavour they bring! Add some to your meals for an extra flavour burst with the added bonus of an immunity-boost!
At Matcha Maiden, we know the importance of maintaining your overall health, especially during winter. Our Fly Me To The Immune Matcha powder comes with peppermint, ginger, fennel seed and dandelion root and is designed to soothe your tummy while strengthening your immune system as well. Stock up on some today and feel your best this winter!