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Boost Your Immune System - Naturally!

Boost Your Immune System - Naturally!

I can't wait for Spring to begin here in Australia! BUT I always find that during the season change from cold to warmer weather, I usually catch a cold. Instead of taking cold and flu tablets or vitamins after you start to feel unwell, there are natural products which may help boost the immune system and help fight against any nasty colds! Here are 6 you can try if you are interested in natural immune boosters. 

Echinacea

Echinacea can help your body get rid of microbial infections, such as relieving a sore throat. It can be effective against both bacterial and viral attacks, so it can help to support your immune system. 

Elderflower

Elderflower can be helpful for respiratory issues (such as sinus problems or hayfever) or other conditions with mucus and inflammation. It can also strengthen cell membranes. Elderflower can be made into cordial or tea. 

Ginger

When feeling unwell, you can add sliced ginger to tea or as a gargle for sore throats. As an anti-viral, antiseptic, ginger can help reduce fevers too. Try adding it to tea or find a way to work it into your meals. 

Sweat with Kayla

Thyme

Herbs such as thyme can be really helpful for supporting your immune system. Thyme is an anti-microbial, which can help to thin and reduce mucus (not pleasant, I know!). 

Garlic

Garlic has antibacterial properties, which can help boost your immune system and fight infections. It is a natural antibiotic with many healing properties, so it's great to add it in to your dishes. A nice warming soup with garlic and ginger can be just the thing when you feel like you might be coming down with something.  

Zinc

One of the most important minerals when it comes to having a healthy immune system. Zinc is found in red meat, seafood (especially oysters), oats and mushrooms. It helps to control inflammation and can reduce the severity of a cold once it sets in. 

Look after yourself, girls!

Love, Kayla xx

* Results may vary. Strict adherence to the nutrition and exercise guide are required for best results.