This is the time of year when our immune system is working in overdrive. It’s been a rough winter filled with stomach bugs, colds, and the flu making the rounds. With our homes sealed up tightly to keep the cold air out, germs end up hanging around longer than we would like. It turns out that viruses could have an easier time spreading in the colder temperatures. There’s also a good chance that your immune response is slower in the colder weather, making it more challenging to stay healthy.
There are simple ways to naturally strengthen your immune system and keep you healthy throughout the winter months.
Adding a few nutritious foods to your diet is a simple way to boost your immune system and pave the way for optimal health.
Broccoli is a family favorite. It’s one of the only vegetables that all three of my kids will eat. Broccoli is a superfood, with a laundry list of super powers. One cup of broccoli fuels the immune system with a large dose of beta-carotene and multiple trace minerals.
A bowl of oatmeal is an easy, nutritious crowd pleaser. Add a few mix-ins to that bowl of oatmeal and you have your own…