Protandim is a proprietary blend of 5 traditional herbs that came out of the University of Colrado after 40 years of research. Research shows that this specific combination of herbs in this specific ratio activates the body’s own antioxidant enzymes. Our own internal antioxidant enzymes are 1 million times more powerful then antioxidants from foods or supplements. BY increasing the body’s own antioxidants enzymes the body is better able to protect against invading germs, viruses and bacteria’s and keep the body in balance, which equates to better health.
3. Fresh, Organic Foods
Eating fresh, organic foods helps to continually cleanse your body or germs and bacteria. Fresh foods provide your body with the highest quality and quantity of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals like antioxidants and active enzymes all of which help the immune system stay strong and fight off germs. During flu season increase your fresh or raw food ratio to 80% and eliminate all processed and refined foods which reduce the effectiveness of the immune system. Also avoid all sugars and stimulants which increase the likelihood of getting sick and staying sick longer.
4. Green Juices
Green juices are high in all the nutrients previously mentioned for fresh, organic foods, but taking in these nutrients in the form of juice flushes and cleanses cells, allows you to take in way more nutrients then you would ever be able to eat and requires no digestion so there is a much higher absorption and assimilation rate of nutrients. Drink 2 glasses of green juice daily, and every hour on the hour if you happen to get the flu.
Green Flu-Free Juice
Serves 1 (makes about one cup)
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 large kale leaf
- 1 large rainbow chard leaf
- 1/2 a beet
- 1/2 of the beet greens
- 1 medium carrot
- 1 medium celery stalk
- 1/2 medium cucumber
- 1/2 medium apple, such as Gala or Fuji
- 1 (1/2-inch) piece fresh ginger root
Put all ingredients through juicer. Stir well and serve right away.
5. Garlic & Onion
Besides being rich in antioxidants and selenium, garlic has powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties. Both garlic and onions are part of the Allium family, which is rich in sulfur-containing compounds responsible for many of health-promoting effects, most especially killing off pathogens. Both should be consumed raw and within 15 minutes of cutting, because that is when their oils are the strongest and will have the most powerful effect on your body. Keep both fresh and organic on hand and add chopped to your recipes.
By focusing on strengthening your immune system you will reduce your number of sick days and fly through cold and flu season unscathed!