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5 ways to survive flu season

Nutrition & Wellbeing

Watch where you sneeze and get plenty of vitamins this winter

As we head into winter and peak flu season, it’s more important than ever to help pad your immune system with a variety of vitamins and nutrients. There are also additional ways to help prevent the spread of a flu or cold. Here are five ways you and your family can fight the spread of sniffles.

1. Consume plenty of water, even when you’re on the go

Between going to sports practice and travelling for the holidays, it might be easy to neglect your diet a little during your busy schedule. But getting in your daily recommended intake of fluid and nutrients can support your wellbeing, whether it’s helping to prevent illness or helping you recover from it. The NUTRILITETM Phyto2GOTM immunity support drink is a practical way to hydrate your body while consuming a fruity blend of vitamin C and zinc at the same time. The starter pack comes with a reusable bottle and six twist-on bottle caps containing the nutrient-rich powder mix.

2. Get your seasonal vaccination

Check if any local facilities offer the flu vaccination to help protect at-risk adults and children. The flu vaccine, available in Europe in the form of a shot or a nasal spray, can be especially critical for people at higher risk for complications from the flu – this list includes pregnant women, those over the age of 65 and anyone with compromised immune systems, according to the UK’s National Health Services . Since the vaccine contains strains of influenza, it’s important to receive the vaccine when you’re not already sick, so wait if you have a fever.

3. Load up on vitamin C

Psst, here’s a tip: despite the summer bounty of fruits and berries no longer in season, you can still find multiple, tasty sources of vitamin C in the winter – clementines and butternut squash, for example. And one cup of broccoli contains 168 percent of your daily vitamin C value – just remember that this powerful antioxidant is water soluble, so the more you cook, the more vitamin C you lose. But what’s the deal with this wonder vitamin? Studies show that vitamin C could support the immune system. And if you aren’t quite hitting your vitamin target, NUTRILITETM Vitamin C Plus can help you close the gap.

4. Cough into your arm instead of your hand

To help prevent the spread of germs, we’ve often heard the advice: cover your sneeze! And where you cough or sneeze matters, too. Since we often use our hands in our daily lives, doctors recommend coughing or sneezing into your upper sleeve.

5. Double up on nutrients

NUTRILITE DOUBLE XTM is one of Amway’s star supplements, packed with 12 essential vitamins, 10 essential minerals and 22 plant concentrates in just two daily servings. While supplements aren’t a replacement for a healthy diet, they’re a convenient way to help support your general winter wellbeing.

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