Getting sick during the fall season can feel inevitable and totally out of your control. But the truth is there are a few healthy habits that can help you stay immune from the cold and flu bugs floating around! Just like any healthy habit, taking care of your immunity requires consistent effort so that your system is strong and resilient, even when everyone else around you seems to be sick.
A healthy immune system keeps us feeling vibrant and fresh. The most important thing is to listen to your body! If you’re feeling tired or run down, don’t ignore it – give your body the extra rest and TLC it needs.
Amp up your immunity daily with SpiraVeg fresh spirulina! Our tasteless, odorless blue-green algae contains powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant rich nutrients that support a healthy immune system! Beta-carotene and phycocyanin are powerful antioxidants found in spirulina that are vital for everyday health and immune system support.
Did you know that spirulina’s beta-carotene level is ten times more concentrated than beta-carotene found in carrots?
Beta-carotene plays a critical role in maintaining our body’s natural defenses and is known for its ability to protect the body from damaging free radicals. In addition to fighting free radicals and oxidative stress, the beta-carotene found in fresh spirulina helps to combat inflammation and contributes to overall immune system support!
Fun fact: 1 TBSP of SpiraVeg Fresh Spirulina contains 4230mcg of Beta Carotene!
Spirulina contains a compound called phycocyanin, an antioxidant that fights off anything that could cause damage to your cells. This compound is also what gives spirulina its potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Phycocyanin is capable of boosting the immune system when needed and relaxing the immune response of allergic reactions (which could include the symptoms experienced because of seasonal allergies). The phycocyanin found in fresh spirulina is bioavailable and easily absorbed into the body, meaning that you’ll get the maximum nutrient benefit.
Fun fact: 1 TBSP of SpiraVeg Fresh Spirulina contains 500mg of Phycocyanin!
IMMUNE BOOSTING ELIXIR:
We’re sharing our favourite immune-boosting elixir, packed with all-natural ingredients like ginger, lemon and apple cider vinegar. One of our favourite ingredients for immunity, ginger contains antibacterial properties that support the immune system and can help to prevent nausea and soothe an upset stomach. Combined with vitamin C rich lemon and apple cider vinegar, if you feel a cold coming on or just need a healthy boost, try this delicious, anti-inflammatory drink featuring our fresh spirulina!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
½ tsp fresh ginger, finely grated
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Juice of ½ lemon
1 cup filtered water
1 tbsp SpiraVeg fresh spirulina
Simply add all ingredients in a tall glass and stir to combine. For maximum benefit, enjoy this elixir first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach.
We hope that spirulina’s immune system boost keeps you healthy and vibrant all-year long! What do you do to stay healthy during cold and flu season? Comment below, we’d love to hear from you!