With all the nasty bugs circulating (yes, including all variants of Covid), it’s never been more important to build our immunity and avoid getting sick. Here's our top tips to say see ya later sniffles and bye bye nasty bugs.
TAKE A COLD SHOWER
The next time you’re in the shower, try the Wim Hoff method and flick the temperature over to cold for one minute at the end of the shower. It helps with fluidity through the body and reduces stress levels. It also helps with a higher level of alertness and makes for a strengthened immune response.
“Scientific studies have found that taking a cold shower increases the amount of white blood cells in your body. These blood cells protect your body against diseases. Researchers believe that this process is related to an increased metabolic rate, which stimulates the immune response.” – Wim Hoff.
Broth is brimming with nutrients and a whole host of vitamins and minerals. Our Restore Me Plant Based Broth (maybe hyperlink this) has powerful anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties and is packed with pure veggies (Carrot, Leek, Celery, Sweet Potato, Kale, Lions Mane, Reishi, Parsley, Kombu, Ginger Garlic, Turmeric, Pepper, Salt, Filtered Water, Chinese Greens, Chilli) and natural adaptogens to nourish, heal and sooth.
… AND JUICE!
Did you know our cold pressed juices are packed with 1kg of fresh local fruits and veggies in every juice jar? Perfect for a stronger immunity! Choose from one of our 7+ different cleansing boxes or 14+ single cold pressed juice flavours. Your body will thank you for it.
UP YOUR VITAMINS
There's never been a better time to take your vitamins. Think:
Vitamin C - extremely helpful when fighting infection. Found in berries, citrus fruits, kiwi, papayas, broccoli and red peppers which will help keep you protected.
Vitamin D - essential in helping to regulate the immune response. Found in mushrooms, eggs, tofu, cheese, and fatty fish like salmon.
Zinc – helps your immune system and metabolism function. Found in pumpkin seeds, spinach, beef, and cacao.
Healthy levels of the aforementioned? Great for your immune system!
…And get exercising as moderate exercise helps the body fight diseases by:
- lowering inflammatory response
- raising your body’s temperature which may prevent bacteria growth
- increasing blood circulation allowing your white blood cells to detect illness faster
- regulating stress hormone levels like cortisol
Resting, meditating and getting 8 hours of sleep = all great immune system boosters too! Enough said.
EAT FERMENTED FOODS
With 70% of our immune system in our gut, keeping our gut healthy to keep our immune system healthy is key. But how? Eat plenty of fermented foods like kimchi, miso, kefir, tempeh, and sauerkraut - which are linked to reducing the duration of a cold and may decrease the likelihood of getting sick.
Juice Institute is home to cold pressed juices and cleanses. Our juice gives busy people a simple way to recharge, energise and find balance.