The holidays are here again, my goddess, how this year just zipped right by. As the temperatures cool and the desire to hibernate kicks in we may need an extra boost to the immune system to keep up with holiday parties, family visits and the uptake of eggnog and fruit cakes. Here are a few quick tips to keep healthy habits in balance with the holiday debauchery and enjoy every second.
We all know sugar is going to be at the party and that our fingers have tiny little magnets that find treats magically attached to them. Add cinnamon to said sugary treats. Cinnamon helps regulate blood sugar levels. It has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and the transport of glucose by decreasing insulin resistance at the cellular level. In this way cinnamon is a powerful tool to help prevent diabetes and obesity. Studies also show that it decreases inflammation, controls vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and decreases proliferation of cancer cells. And as if that wasn’t enough, it has also shown to inhibit Tau aggregation associated with Alzheimer’s Disease and block cell swelling associated with strokes. Source
Drink and be merry, it’s pumpkin season after all! Pumpkin Chai Lattes, Pumpkin Spiced Rum, Spiced Pumpkin Bourbon Punch, Pumpkin Gingerbread Martini…. How can you say no? Just say yes to a glass of water every drink or two. The body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions. Both coffee and alcohol are very dehydrating. Dehydration can cause headaches, hangovers, sad looking skin and a compromised immune system. Plus, as a side benefit, if you drink a tall glass o’ water before the celebratory meal, you’ll be less likely to overeat. Put some fresh fruit, citrus or herbs like mint in your water to give it a fancy, festive feel and a hint of decadence.
So maybe a trip to the gym or a 3 mile jog aren’t at the top of your fun list this holiday season. There are other ways to sneak in a little exercise under the watchful eye of the fun police. Get a game of tag football going or a family trip to a nearby zoo. Walking isn’t exercise, right? We won’t tell;) Science is now showing that even as little as 10-15 minutes of exercise per day can be enough to improve blood flow, circulation, metabolism, sleep patterns and mood. If you’re having fun, engaged in a group activity, it doesn’t even feel like exercise, it feels more like play.
Late nights, compromised schedules, last minute visitors, excessive food and alcohol, the body’s immune system is sure to be working overtime around the holiday season. Be kind to your body by giving it a boost of immune building colostrum. Colostrum is nutrient rich and loaded with immune and growth factors. It helps ward off foreign invaders, boost good bacteria in the gut and heal damaged tissue and inflammation throughout the body. When your immune system is healthy you can pull off all the debauchery of the holiday season with grace and style.
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