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5 Easy Ways to Boost Your Immune System This Cold and Flu Season

The holidays are almost here! Yes, it’s my favorite time of the year, but it’s also cold and flu season. Add holiday travel in the mix and colds and flu can spread quickly. The best defense is to boost your immune system to help avoid getting sick. If you do catch a bug you will be ready so you can fight it off as quickly as possible!

1. Take Black Elderberry! It’s a powerful antioxidant that promotes healthy immune function so it’s a great preventative before you get sick! If you become ill, a study in the U.S. National Library of Medicine showed that elderberry is a powerful anti-viral and can help fight colds and flu which are viruses! People recovered an average of four days sooner when taking Black Elderberry! Sambucol Black Elderberry syrup and pastilles are great to take before you get sick or to help support a speedy recovery! It tastes great too!

2. Hit the O.J. It’s not just something your mom told you. Orange juice is loaded with Vitamin C. Oranges and orange juice are packed with Vitamin C. A serving of O.J. has more than 200% of your daily requirement of Vitamin C. A powerful antioxidant, Vitamin C helps fight free radicals and support healthy immune function! Try a big glass of Dole Pure Squeezed Orange Juice for a tastes-like-fresh-squeezed juice!

3. Get plenty of sleep! Adults should get 7-8 hours per night! Not sleeping may leave you more likely to become ill.

4. Eat your veggies! Dark green, red, and yellow veggies are packed with nutrients and antioxidants which help support our immune systems. Break out that kale or, use a superfood supplement that can be added to smoothies and foods for any easy way to get your extra nutrients! Try Real Health Superfoods kale or cacao for a quick and easy way to give your diet a boost!

5. Avoid touching your face and hands and wash hands frequently. It’s sounds easy but we touch our face much more than we realize! As we touch surfaces with germs they can easily enter our body when our hands touch our face, so give yourself a reminder and keep hands as clean as possible!

Michelle Harris is the host of the national television series, “Alive & Well” with Michelle Harris.

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