Nobody wants to sit around sniffling and coughing all day…
There is nothing worse than getting sick in the winter. You have to take a few days off to recover and your work falls behind at the office. You still have to make dinner for the family so you stand in the kitchen with a runny nose while your head feels like it is going to explode. Even if you do get to lie in bed for a week, it is anything but rest and relaxation.
Not to mention that being sick opens you up to a world of other medical disorders…
If you don’t get sick, you have your immune system to thank. If you look after your immune system, it will return the favour and look after you.
Here are 10 top tips to keep your immune system in tip-top shape:
- Get enough sleep
When you do not get enough sleep your immune system and overall well-being takes a severe knock. It also increases your cortisol levels, which can damage your immune system if it happens regularly.
- Manage your stress levels
As in the case of not getting enough sleep; constant high-stress levels raises your cortisol levels. When you are exposed to high-stress levels for prolonged periods of time, it chips away at your immune system.
So make sure that you get enough relaxation through a hobby, sport, exercise, or just having some fun with your family or friends.
- Avoid smoking tobacco products
A lot of people say that this helps them manage their stress, but it does more harm than good. It weakens your immune system and raises your risk of developing bronchitis and pneumonia.
- Cut down on alcohol
It is true that a glass of red wine now and then can be very relaxing, but don’t overdo it. When you drink too much alcohol, it leaves you vulnerable to lung infections.
- Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
Fruits and veggies are packed with healthy nutrients that help build up your immune system and keep you healthy. You can also add nuts and seeds to this category to include into your diet as snacks throughout the day.
The immune system revolves around a healthy digestive system. This is why it is absolutely vital to keep your gut healthy for a strong immune system. Probiotics supplements can reduce the risk of respiratory and gastrointestinal infections.
Fermented milk products with natural probiotics have also been shown to reduce respiratory infections in adults as well as children.
Take the Manna GUT Support, which contains probiotics, digestive enzymes, and L-glutamine to increase digestive health for optimal immune function.
- Make the most of the little sunshine there is
Sunlight triggers the skin’s production of vitamin D. Low vitamin D levels mean that you are at a greater risk of respiratory infection.
You should be out in the direct sunlight for at least 20 minutes per day.
- Add some garlic to your food
Trust me – your co-workers would much rather deal with a bit of garlic breath than having you cough all around the office.
Garlic is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent and immune booster.
NOTE: Heat deactivates a key active ingredient, so add it to foods just before serving.
- Try immune-supportive supplement
If you get recurrent infections, consider taking an immune-supportive supplement, like the Manna Immune Boost, which contains Sutherlandia, Spirulina and Eucalyptus extract. This product has been proven to be highly effective in helping to boost immune function.
- Eliminate Sugar and refined carbohydrates
Sugar and refined carbohydrates are known to cause inflammation in the body and they wreak havoc on your immune system. Try to eliminate these foods from your diet as far as possible. Follow the Manna Diet that can help you to reduce sugar and carbohydrates.
Stay Healthy this Winter with Manna Gut Support
To reinstate the “good” bacteria in the gut, we have formulated Manna GUT Support, which includes not only the best and most needed probiotics, but also includes the most important digestive enzymes and an amino acid called L-Glutamine to repair the inside wall of the gut. This helps improve your immune system and lessens bloating and is an excellent supplement to help relief digestive disorders.
- Helps to reinstate gut flora & digestive enzymes.
- Helps to improve gut health and immune system.
- Suitable for weight loss, PCOS, IBS, Insulin Resistance, Diabetes, Candida, Infertility, Psoriasis, High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol.
- Digestive Enzymes assist in the break-down of food,
- Probiotics provide ‘friendly’ intestinal flora that protects the intestines against harmful bacteria, and
- L-Glutamine assists with the renewal of the lining of the digestive tract.
Don’t believe us? Listen to what our customers say.
“Started using Manna Gut Support two months ago. Always had a bloated tummy, heartburn and bad digestion. By the second week of using it, my bloated tummy had gone down completely. I don’t use heartburn relief products every day anymore. I can also tolerate eating bread better. Thank you, Manna!” – Molly
“Manna Gut Support is my favorite Manna product. It is excellent for constipation and any gut related problems. I always loose weight too when using this product.” – Sonja
“My biggest problem is not being regular with the results of feeling bloated and sluggish I have been using Manna Gut Support for almost two weeks now and I must say I fell like a new person I’m regular and loving it” – Lydia