Don't wait until you're feeling under the weather to fight the flu. These tips will keep your immunity and energy up and keep you healthy all season long:
1. Eat a well-balanced diet.
Be sure to include plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, fish, eggs, legumes and lean red meat.
2. Stock up on vitamin C.
Daily around 2g/day, but, if you feel the flu coming, increase to 4g/day plus 30-50mg zinc. Go hard with these!
3. Take good-quality fish oil.
Take 2-4g daily (EPA/DHA).
4. Grab a high-strength probiotic (or two!)
Take this daily—before breakfast and before bed.
5. Reduce mucous-forming foods.
Decrease your intake of foods such as dairy, sugar and refined foods.
6. Cut back on alcohol.
Limit your consumption, especially if you feel sickness coming on.
7. Hydrate with plenty of water.
Drink at least 2 liters of filtered water every day.
8. And with herbal tea.
Drink some delicious herbal teas: homemade lemon ginger and peppermint are ideal. There is a great immune-busting shot in my latest book, The Clean Life.
9. Prioritize rest.
Get a good night’s sleep and take time to rest and relax. Eight hours of sleep is a must.
10. Go into the stress-free zone.
Take at least ten minutes of solitude and time away from demands daily, no exceptions!