During seasonal changes our bodies become more vulnerable. The risk of catching a cold or get sick is higher during that time of the year as our bodies are trying to adjust.
Here are some suggestions on how to stay healthy during the seasonal shift:
~ Eat lots of vitamin C rich foods. Fruits and vegetables in season taste better and are higher in vitamins, are cheaper and better for the planet.Those currently in season include carrots, white and red cabbage, squash, spinach, kale, chard, pumpkin, rocket lettuce, apples, blackberries and pears.
~ Eat plenty of herbs and spices, such as ginger, chilly, thyme, oregano and rosemary to boost your circulation.
~ Include garlic in your cooking as it has antibacterial properties.
~ Eat pumpkin and sunflower seeds (rich in zinc) and walnuts and chia seeds – rich in EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids)
~ Drink plenty of water and herbal teas.
~ Avoid sugar and dairy. Sugar depresses immunity and dairy produces excessive mucus in the body.
~ Rest and get enough sleep.
~ Practice Yoga and meditation regularly. This will help reduce the effects of stress on the body and balance the nervous system.
Note: the above information is based on personal research.