A cold can cause symptoms—ranging from digestion troubles to a sniffly nose, fever, and headache. If you're running a busy household, you often don't have time to get dragged down by sickness. Therefore, take the following steps to protect yourself as we enter cold and flu season.
How to Prevent Colds
1. Practice Good Hygiene
Bacteria and viruses transfer from surfaces to your hands. If you then touch your face, they can easily enter your system through your nose, eyes, or mouth. Wash your hands frequently, especially after you've been out in public. If you have children, make sure they wash their hands after coming home from school or playdates.
2. Maintain a Healthy Diet
Your immune system fights off diseases, keeping you from getting sick and minimizing the severity of symptoms if you get ill. A healthy diet fuels a well-functioning immune system. Focus on a well-balanced mix of whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein, and dairy. Also, make sure you're getting enough Vitamin C, which is shown to boost immune function.
3. Exercise Regularly
Exercise enhances antibodies and white blood cells (WBCs), key elements of the immune system. Physical activity encourages WBCs and antibodies to circulate through the system faster, allowing them to detect and fight illnesses more quickly. Exercise also reduces stress, which increases the risk of some diseases.
4. Incorporate Probiotics into Your Routine
Probiotics enhance gut health and improve digestion function. Research shows they may also help prevent the common cold. You can find probiotics in foods like yogurt. You can also get liquid probiotics supplements. Liquid formulas are ideal for mixing with other foods, like smoothies.
Entegro Health provides nutritional supplements to keep you healthy. Their liquid probiotic products have been developed by trained biochemists and microbiologists and undergone third-party testing. Their unique blend is designed to promote effective digestion and a healthy immune system. Get a look at their products online. For questions, call their Sioux Center, IA, headquarters at (712) 722-3955.
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