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Attention Teachers! Avoid The Back To School Flu Season With These 5 Immune Boosting Tips

30 September, 2015

It’s that time of year again, Term 1 begins! Prevent the new school year sniffles by following these 5 immune boosting tips.

Simple holistic actions you can do today to help build a strong immune system and beat the Term 1 sniffles!

1.Eat Pumpkin Seeds

These little seeds are full of immune boosting zinc, eat them daily by adding them to your smoothies, salads and homemade trail mix!

Simple trail mix recipe:

  • Add to a large bowl
  • 1 cup of cashews
  • 1 cup of almonds
  • Pulse 1-2 times in a small food processor to break them up a little
  • Add 1 cup of pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup of sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup of your favourite dried fruit (I like to use chopped dates)
  • 1 cup of coconut flakes
  • Mix together and transfer to a large glass jar with a lid

Or try creating your own healthy seed energy bar!

2.Eat Green Vegetables

They will strengthen your immune system by being very high in calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, and vitamins A, C, E, and K.

Simple ways to add more greens:

  1. Add spinach or chard to your smoothies (you will not tastes the difference)
  2. Thinly slice kale leaves and add to stir-fries
  3. Pick up a green juice from your nearest healthy café

3.Eat Quinoa

This super food is super versatile and is high in B vitamins, iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, and vitamin E, supporting a strong immune system. Can be eaten as a sweet or savory dish anytime of the day!

Try my Quinoa salad and simple cooking tips

4.Add Some Daily Movement

Not only will it help you control your weight, lower your blood pressure and enhance quality of sleep, regular exercise will improve your immune function.

Want to join a lovely group of runners? Email me at heidi@heidijonescoaching.com to find out more about the new season of Lululemon Run Club!

5.Have An Early Night At Least Once A Week

Without a good night’s sleep, your body is more susceptible to stress and the immune system does not function optimally. Aim for 6+ hours a night to keep those cortisol levels in check.

Tip: Treat yourself to some lavender oil, camomile tea and an eye mask to help to wind down after a busy day, trust me, it really works.

Most important tip of all is to allow yourself the time for some self-care, look after your body and it will look after you.

Heidi Jones Integrative Health & Nutrition Coach

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