7 Things I do to avoid the Flu
1. Drink water with lemon and ginger every morning.
- Boosts immune system
- Alkaline food – Balances pH Levels
- Aids digestion
- Lemons are high in pectin fiber – helps fight hunger cravings – Aids in Weight Loss
2. Training outdoor.
Especially if you feel a start of a cold, you need to get your immune system up and running asap.
Don’t wait until it is very very bad. It will also make you feel better mentally.
The great thing about training outdoor is that you avoid the viruses which incubate in indoor, hot places. Even if you immune system is down you have less changes of contacting a virus outdoor than indoor with 100 other people.
- Boosts immunity
- Away from viruses
- Oxygen for your brain, blood and muscles
4. Eat citrus fruit or drink citrus fruit juice made by yourself
Citrus are ins season in winter. Indeed they are high in sugar but they are not high on Glycemic Index.
What can they do for you?
- Boost of Vitamins
- Keeps the whole fruit so you don’t miss any nutrients
- No added sugars, colours, preservatives etc
- Low Glycemic Index
- Grapefruit give you about 59% of your daily recommended value of Vit C
5. Drink lots of tea.
- Cleanse body of toxins
- Boosts immunity
- Green tea and other herbal teas are best
6. Eat fresh vegetables of all colours
Every colour has its vitamins and minerals the body needs to stay healthy, strong and fight illnesses.
- Green – vin A, B9, B2, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron,
- Red – vit A, vit C (red apples contain quercetin, a compound that can fight colds, flu, and allergies)
- Orange – vitamins C, A, B6, potassium, and fiber
- Yellow – potassium, fiber, manganese, vitamin A, magnesium
- Blue – antioxidants, fibre
- Purple – anthocyanins (antioxidants that protect blood vessels and preserve healthy skin), vitamin A and flavonoids
- White – vitamins and minerals: vitamins C, K, and folate, contain fiber
7. Sleep good.
Sleeping properly, a restful sleep, 6-8 hours every night gives the body a change to regenerate and heal. It is probably the most important tool to fight illnesses, if you ask me.
I use meditation and relaxation tracks which help me relax and also help me have positive thoughts before I go to bed.
8. Your mind has the power
Never say “I will get sick” or “I am sick”
Since high school, when I had the odd cold, I used to tell everyone that I am not sick and I actually produce antibodies.
My friends always wondered how come I was ill but had more energy than when I wasn’t, I would train harder, laugh harder and be very cheerful all the time. What you think and what you tell yourself and others influence the outcome in reality.
I did not know then that this was actually a science, I had no idea why I was so energetic when ill. Well now I know.
And I have the perfect article to support this