Good gut health practices to boost your immunity this winterby Noted
In association with GO Healthy
During the cooler months in particular, it’s important to consume foods that enhance the immune system and help reduce the risk of contracting the office lurgy. Here’s how maintaining a healthy gut can help keep you feeling vital this season.
Factors such as stress, a processed diet, antibiotics and even ageing can make us more vulnerable to illness, so it’s important to boost your intake of probiotic foods and supplements where you can. Remember, unhealthy bacteria = unhealthy you!
Increase the amount of good bacteria in your gut by adding fermented food to your daily diet. Think Greek yoghurt with live cultures, sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha or kefir. Keep your carb cravings satisfied by switching to sourdough, which, if made using the traditional long fermentation method, is easier to digest compared with regular bread.
Take a probiotic supplement every day to help maintain healthy gut microflora. Go Healthy Go Probiotic 75 Billion is a high strength, multi-strained probiotic blend with 75 billion live organisms, and you only need to take one capsule daily. Great for supporting your general health, this supplement provides support for digestive health, immunity, bowel health and protection against antibiotic and long-term medication use.
Exercise and healthy eating are intrinsically linked when it comes to boosting your immunity, no matter the season. You need to get that blood pumping on the regular to improve cardiovascular health and reduce your risk of disease. Exercise also slows the release of stress hormones, and stress plays a key role in the proliferation of certain illnesses. Follow a moderately energetic lifestyle to reap the benefits, such as daily 20 to 30-minute walks, going to the gym every other day or joining your kids for a bike ride a few times a week.
Visit www.gohealthy.co.nz for more information.
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