The days are slowly getting shorter, it's getting darker, cooler and wet - the peak season for cold viruses is here! But don't worry: with these tips you can get through the cold season healthy and fit.
1. Food rich in vitamins to combat cold viruses
2. Fresh air and vitamin DIn the cold season it is dark longer and sunlight is rare. This depletes the body's vitamin D stores, which it has to replenish through sunlight on the skin. Too little sunlight can weaken the immune system and depress your mood. Therefore our tip: use breaks consciously. Go outside and let the sunshine into your heart (and onto your skin). 30 minutes a day in the fresh air is good for your body and soul.
3. Ginger and hot spices heat up
During cold season, ginger is your strongest ally against viruses, illness, headaches or an itchy throat. The essential oil gingerol from the wonderful tuber strengthens the immune system, has an anti-inflammatory and expectorant effect and fights pathogenic bacteria. Ginger can be consumed in the form of tea or ginger shots . Other spices such as mustard, chili, horseradish and cayenne pepper also really heat things up. They have a germ-killing and activating effect on the body.
4. A strong immune system thanks to strong intestinal floraGood intestinal health is important for a strong and active immune system. Many of the immune cells are located in the intestinal lining, and if the intestine does not function properly, the immune system is weakened.
A good option for improving your intestinal health and bringing your intestinal flora back into balance are the live bacterial cultures such as Bacillus Coaugulans or BC30, which you can find in our Active Lemonade . Prebiotic ingredients such as flaxseed, oat flakes, happy seed husks, sauerkraut, kimchi or kefir are also a good choice for a healthy intestine.