THE rainy season is once again upon us. And yes, it is that time of the year again when umbrellas and raincoats are necessities whenever we go out to avoid getting wet. However, this also means that common coughs, colds, and flu are even more prevalent.
For instance, the rhinovirus, commonly known as the cold virus, thrives in a low-temperature environment, according to a study spearheaded by Yale. The same research also revealed that a person’s immune response is minimized when the body’s temperature is lower than normal.
That is why we need an extra effort to strengthen our immunity against viruses. Otherwise, you might have to take multiple sick days at work or even miss out on all the fun. To help keep the coughs, colds, or influenza away, Santé, a premier natural health and wellness product and services provider, shares ways to boost your immune system this rainy season.
Eat more fruits, vegetables
Loading your body with vitamins and minerals from plant-based foods is your first armor in reducing inflammation in your body due to its antioxidant properties. According to a Harvard study, a high-fiber diet, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes, assists in growing and maintaining the body’s beneficial microbes, which improve immune cell activity.
Add fermented foods to your diet
Fermented foods you can cop are sauerkraut, kefir, tempeh, kombucha, yogurt, and kimchi, a favorite Korean side dish. While it adds zest to any regular meal, fermented foods are rich in probiotics that support digestive functions.
If you are reading this right now, maybe this is the sign to start breaking out some sweat. Working out does not have to be lifting those kilos of dumbbells or enrolling in a gym membership right away. Start small by brisk walking, light jogging, or simply following a 30-minute beginner exercise video online from the comfort of your home. A simple exercise can do wonders in keeping your blood pressure, weight, and cardiovascular health in check.
Keep yourself hydrated
Does drinking water boost the immune system? The answer is: yes. Drinking more water helps your body to stay hydrated and prevent toxins from building up. If there is also the healthiest beverage to quench your thirst, it would probably be water since it does not have any calories or artificial sugars.
Sleep some more
A study revealed that sleep-deprived people are prone to get a cold after contracting the cold virus. It is advised for most adults to achieve seven to eight hours of good sleep each night to help the body fight viruses and recover from diseases.
Drink your vitamins!
Topping everything on the list, the key to added immunity is drinking your supplements. For one, Santé gives you a potent antioxidant for maximum immune health – Santé Daily-C Plus.
Santé Daily-C Plus is the doubled-up version of Daily-C. It is ascorbic acid neutralized with sodium and fortified with zinc which helps to boost the immune system while providing an extra level of protection. With its Vitamin C component, it aids in decreasing Vitamin C deficiency and assists iron absorption, collagen formation, and wound healing in our bodies.
As it has a pH range of 7.0 to 8.0, Santé Daily-C Plus is gentler on the stomach and safe for daily consumption. It comes in a 500mg natural vegetable capsule, making it ideal for those living the vegetarian lifestyle.
“Many diseases may arise during the rainy season that’s why everyone must keep their health in check, especially now that we are still in the middle of a global health crisis. However, heavy rains make it difficult to go to the marketplace to buy your daily fruits and vegetables. Having Santé Daily-C Plus makes it easy to have strong immunity against colds, coughs, and influenza without the risk of going out,” said Joey Marcelo, chief executive officer of Santé.
Aside from the Philippines, Santé Daily-C Plus is now available in Singapore.
Santé Daily-C Plus and other Santé products are natural health and wellness products offered by Santé. Dedicated to developing a comprehensive selection of everyday healthy products, Santé designed all its goods to improve people’s quality of life, to live more, and do more.