With autumn in full swing and winter on the horizon, strengthening the immune system is on all of our agendas. The good news is that keeping the immune system strong doesn't have to be a big deal - in fact, making a few adjustments to your daily routine, diet and lifestyle are all we need to ensure full immune function, especially as we transition into the colder days.
In this article, we share five tips for a stronger immune system, from foods to consume at this time of year to essential beauty and wellness products to include in your daily routine!
Bet on a balanced and varied diet
When the subject is the optimal functioning of the immune system, one of the best (and simplest) places to start is in our kitchen. A varied and rich diet in antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients is an essential step for a good immune response, and that's exactly why we should include some key foods in our autumn dishes.
These include dark green vegetables, such as kale, spinach, Brussels sprouts, chard and broccoli; pumpkin, an excellent source of vitamin A; pulses, such as chickpeas and lentils, excellent sources of protein, important for an adequate immune response and for tissue repair and growth; and citrus fruits, berries and tomatoes, known antioxidants that not only support the immune system but also play an important role in repairing DNA damage and enhancing the body's ability to repair itself.
Here's a tip we'll never tire of reminding ourselves. Drinking water is vital for the functioning of all our organs, and is also an important part of maintaining normal immune system function.
With cold weather, however, it is normal that we feel less like drinking water. A very simple way to boost your consumption, while strengthening the immune system, is to add 2 to 4 full pipettes of Super Immunity Drops in a glass of water. This formula based on plants and medicinal mushrooms offers a natural reinforcement of the body's defences, boosting its resilience and regulating the immune response.
Introduce a supplement in your daily routine
Supplementation is important all year round, but becomes even more crucial when the seasons change. One food supplement that we don't miss out on in our daily routine is Super Womana bioavailable and bioactive formula, with multivitamins, minerals, plant extracts and adaptogens essential for body and emotional balance.
In addition to reducing stress and boosting energy, mood, focus and well-being, these capsules help regulate cortisol levels (levels which, when elevated, directly affect the immune system) and are formulated with ingredients that are highly beneficial for our immunity, such as Reishi, Ashwagandha and Amla, one of the main sources of vitamin C that exists.
Do a lymphatic drainage at home
The lymphatic system is part of our immune system, and consists of a network of tissues and organs that help the body release toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. This means that drainage massage, in addition to being therapeutic and relaxing, also helps boost immunity - its benefits are numerous, from assisting in the elimination of toxins, decongesting tissues and helping to reduce inflammation.
The best news of all is that this massage is also very simple to do at home, either with your own fingers or with the help of a tool, such as our Hand Body Brush. With natural bristles, this tool allows dry brushing the skin, a perfect beauty ritual for exfoliation and detox. In addition to removing dead cells, leaving the skin much softer and toned, using this body brush stimulates the lymphatic system, boosting the natural process of releasing toxins.
Prioritise your wellbeing
We all know that a hectic and frenetic lifestyle, coupled with the stress that often consumes our daily lives, has its handful of effects on our health - and consequently, our immunity.
That's exactly why wellness should be at the top of our priorities. And when we talk about wellness, we mean gestures like dedicating a few minutes of your lunch hour to a brisk walk outside, exercising regularly, eating dinner early (essential for good digestion and more restful sleep) and getting nine hours of sleep a night.
And if you need an extra help to boost your digestion and sleep better, try introducing the Digestion Drops - to speed up metabolism, aid digestion and activate lymphatic drainage - and Sleep Drops - to promote regular and truly regenerative rest, combat stress and relieve built-up tension - into your daily routine.