As colder weather approaches, you may start to take note of the increasing number of people sniffling around you. The amount of people coming down with sickness in the fall always seems to increase.
Is there an association between the cooler weather and getting the common cold or even the flu?
The colder weather may actually weaken your immune system’s ability to fight of illness. On top of that, some viruses spread faster under cooler conditions. Rhinovirus, for example, is the cause of that common cold, and replicates faster at cooler temperatures.
So how can you combat these sicknesses? The good news is that eating certain foods, specifically superfoods, can help your immune system stay healthy and strong as we enter into the fall and winter seasons. Here are three tasty immune-boosting superfoods, high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants:
- Goji Berries
Dried goji berries are super high in vitamin C. They also provide B vitamins, trace elements and minerals.
- Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are a great addition to your diet, as they are a source of soluble fiber as well as omega-3 fatty acids. However, it is the fact that they are full of antioxidants that makes them another great booster for you immune system.
Blueberries can help prevent illness as they are known for being vitamin rich and anti-inflammatory. Further, blueberries are high in flavonoids! Flavenoids have many benefits for the body, they reduce inflammation and lower the risk of cancer along with boosting the immune system.
Did you know we offer over 20 immune boosting organic dried fruits and powders here at U-RAAW? An easy way you can add these to your diet is by creating your own immunity smoothie mix with your own custom ingredients here.
Do you find your immune system becomes compromised when the weather gets colder? What foods do you eat to get your immune system back on track?