So the saying goes.
When it comes to nutrition, it’s certainly good advice. Getting prepared in advance for the cold weather does your immune system good.
Key nutrients for a healthy immune system include vitamin C, found in fruits and vegetables, and vitamins A and D which, not surprisingly, are found in good ‘ole cod liver oil.
Many of you will remember your daily spoon of cod liver oil. Turns out, your mother was right. The only problem being that it tastes awful. So nowadays it’s good to be able to access cod liver oil capsules!
The mineral zinc is another goodie for winter, found in meats, beans and nuts and in very high amounts in oysters – excellent news for shellfish fans.
These nutrients are proven to support your immune system to help you ward off lurgies and even shorten the duration if you’ve already succumbed.
Many people are getting an immune boost from the power of plants. Herbs such as Echinacea, garlic and Andrographis have been researched for their immune health properties.
Blackmores Immunoshield™ is a research-based formulation that can be taken preventatively and during ills and chills. It’s a comprehensive formula, containing vitamins, minerals and herbs. It’s like an immune multi and because it contains research based ingredient levels, it packs a punch.
For more information and to speak to a qualified naturopath, click here to visit the Blackmores website or phone our Naturopathic Advisory Line on 0508 75 74 73.