The Importance of Vitamin C
Vitamin C is not only essential for immune health; it is also required for collagen synthesis throughout the body. Our bodies can’t store Vitamin C, so it’s crucial we replenish our stores daily through diet and supplementation.
Vitamin C rich foods include oranges, grapefruit, berries, brussel sprouts, broccoli, kiwifruit, dark leafy greens, capsicum, and tomatoes. Be sure to include plenty of these in your diet through winter.
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The Gut & Immunity Link
Did you know that up to eighty percent of your immune tissue is located in your digestive system? Bone broths and collagen supplements are growing in popularity to promote gut health and healing, and for a good reason.
Collagen contains the amino acid L-glycine, which has an anti-inflammatory effect on the body – including the gut. This study shows that L-glycine itself shows potential for treating inflammatory diseases, not only in the gut but throughout the entire body. Daily peptide collagen supplementation supports the digestive lining, general gut health, and immunity.
General Winter Health Tips
Stay hydrated and switch to warming drinks like herbal tea and warm lemon water. Warm lemon water with a tiny bit of honey is an excellent way to start the day and get a Vitamin C boost.
Eat seasonal fruit and veg – organic where possible. A healthy diet is essential for a robust immune system. Avoid processed foods and sugar where possible.
Keep moving, even if you just do a short brisk walk every day. Exercise is a fantastic immune booster! If you don’t want to exercise outside, try yoga or body weight exercises at home, or hit your local gym for a group fitness session.
Get enough sleep. Enough pillow time is crucial for health. Make sleep a priority, and aim for eight hours a night.