Christmas is the season to be jolly; a time to rejoice and make merry. But, this holiday season often brings unwelcome guests — stress and illness. Let’s face it, between the change in weather, and the stress of shopping, food preparation, and gift wrapping can cause some real lapses in our immune systems.
So I asked Santa Clause to share some tips to help you stay strong and healthy despite the holiday stress.
Fill your plate with the right foods
A healthy diet is important to keeping your immune system strong. Eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and low in saturated fat. Also, avoid eating too much, it can lead to weight gain and harm the immune system.
Admit it or not, during holiday seasons, we tend to eat a lot. Just 30 minutes of exercise a day can help to beat the holiday bulge, and to strengthen your immune system. Remember, exercise doesn’t have to be strenuous to provide these benefits, as simple as walking, and taking the stairs rather than elevator or escalator while buying your Christmas gifts will do.
Reduce your stress levels
Juggling between work, buying & wrapping gifts, playing Santa, and prepping for Noche Buena can be stressful. Not only stress can ruin your holidays, it can also hurt your health. Same as negative emotions like worry and anger will lower your immune system.
So this Christmas, try laughing more. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease. Find the humor in things and engage in activities that make you laugh to increase your immune function and disease resistance.
Also, you take time to chill out: do yoga, play with your dog, listen to music, meditate, or take a relaxing bath.
No to too much alcohol
Say no to too much alcohol. Excessive alcohol intake can harm the body’s immune system. It can also lead to immunodeficiency, making you more susceptible to bacterial pneumonia, tuberculosis, and other communicable diseases. So if you drink, drink in moderation.
the Holidays life with Vitamin C. Take FERN-C
Vitamin C is one of the most powerful tools for boosting your immune system and it functions as an antioxidant that can protect our body against damages caused by harmful molecules called free radicals, as well as toxic chemicals and pollutants like cigarette smoke.
Here are 2 Easy Ways to Get More Vitamin C:
1. Eat your fruits and veggies raw whenever possible.
Citrus fruits, such as orange, grapefruit, lime, and lemon, are excellent sources of vitamin C. Papaya, strawberries, pineapple, kiwifruit, cantaloupe, turnip greens, spinach, and raspberries are also excellent vitamin C sources.
2. Take FERN-C
Vitamin C is easily destroyed by excessive heat and water, as well as exposure to air. So, when our vitamin C-packed foods are cooked, they lose some (and sometimes more than some) of their vitamin C power. In fact. an earlier study showed that boiling for just five minutes caused 45 to 64 percent of vitamin C to be lost. And because of these reasons, we need to take supplements to supply our Vitamin C needs. And FERN-C does the work better than ordinary Vitamin C supplements. Why?
- FERN-C is the First Non-Acidic Vitamin C in the Philippines and the only Quali-C Vitamin C made from Europe, ensuring quality to Millions of Filipinos
- FERN-C is tried and trusted for 10 years as an immunity booster and as a potent anti-oxidant that increases body resistance against infectious diseases. For a healthier you, Dito Tayo sa Subok Na!
- FERN-C helps maintain healthy gums, teeth, bones and other connective tissues.
- FERN-C is Vitamin C in Sodium Ascorbate form.
*** It is more reactive compared to ascorbic acid in building connective tissues and anti-body structures which make it more
effective in killing viruses and bacteria.
*** It also stays longer within the body (about 12 to 14 hours) which can be beneficial for its antioxidant value.
*** Sodium ascorbate is non-acidic, very pure and a thousand times more soluble than ascorbic acid.
*** Since it is tummy-friendly, it can be taken either before or after meals.
So for added immunity, make it a habit to take Fern-C, not only during Christmas season, but all year round.
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So there you have it, our 5 tips to help you stay strong and healthy despite the holiday stress. With these tips, you can ensure your immune system is in top form; so you can enjoy the cooler temperatures, and the upcoming holiday season.
Hope you all have an enjoyable Christmas and New Year!