I got a flu shot a couple of weeks ago, as I normally do this time of year. This year it was a bit different because I am pregnant my Dr insisted that I get one ASAP! While waiting for my flu shot I was trying to think of other things I can do to make sure that I do not get sick this year. I wanted to share a few of the benefits of vitamin C, and some things you can do to try to keep the flu at bay.
Ways To Get Enough Vitamin C
- Vitamin C rich foods include oranges, red and green bell peppers, pineapple, kale, broccoli, strawberries, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, and more. Eating these foods can really boost your vitamin C levels which in turn help boost your immune system. A strong immune system is just one benefit of vitamin C!
- Using something like Ricola Herbal Immunity Lozenges can help boost your immune system as well. Ricola Herbal Immunity Lozenges are the first widely available immunity product in the US that fights fatigue, while also supporting the immune system. They contain no artificial flavors or colors and are free of genetically modified ingredients. They are available in two varieties: Honey Herb and Citrus Herb and are available at CVS, Walgreens, and Rite-Aid stores nationwide. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that deactivates the nasty radicals that can destroy DNA, proteins, and lipids in the body.
- Vitamin C can contribute to a healthy immune system and help your body avoid getting sick!
Things You Can Do To Stay Healthy During Flu Season
- Eating healthy Vitamin C rich foods like the ones I listed above daily. I try to make a green smoothie every single day and putting kale and other vitamin C rich fruits in, is a great way to get more vitamin C and stay healthy!
- Getting enough sleep. I am so much more likely to get sick if I am not sleeping. I remember in college always getting sick around finals because I was not sleeping at all. Lack of sleep can really hurt your immune system.
- Exercising daily. Getting some exercise and fresh air can really help boost your immune system and keep you healthy.
- Keeping your hands clean by washing them often and using hand sanitizer. This is pretty self explanatory, but wash your hands! If you are in public places make sure to always wash your hands, wipe down grocery carts etc.
- Avoiding being around people that are sick. At least as much as you can!
What kinds of things do you do to stay healthy during flu season? I hope hearing about the benefits of vitamin C will make you more likely to include it in your daily life during this coming flu season!
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