Combat Cold and Flu Season!

It’s more important than ever to keep our bodies and immune system healthy to help combat nasty colds and flus. These helpful tips will help protect you from any germs you may come across, and if you do get sick, will aid in a speedy recovery!

Stay Hydrated

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Make water your drink of choice. Benefits of drinking water include increased energy, flushing out toxins and improved digestion. For flavour, add Fresco® Seedless Cucumber slices to your water. Cucumber is not only hydrating, but also high in vitamin B-5, which is known to improve skin health and radiance!

Up Your Vitamin C Intake

Looking to boost your immune system, manage high blood pressure, and reduce risk of chronic illness? Replace your orange with a Maestro® Bell Pepper! Red bell peppers contain nearly 3 times more Vitamin C compared to an orange. Eat them raw as a snack or incorporate them into your next recipe.

Get Moving

Next time you need to pick up a few things at the grocery store, try walking! According to a study published in the journal Neurologic Clinicians, regular exercise has been proven to accelerate the circulation of disease-fighting white blood cells, helping to fight the common cold. While you’re at the store pick up a pint of Symphony® Tomato Ensemble to enjoy. Tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant which has many health benefits, including reducing risk of heart disease and cancer.

Eat the Rainbow

Canada’s Food Guide suggests filling half your plate with healthy fruits and vegetables and a study done by the North Dakota State University found people who eat a variety of fruits and vegetables everyday may reduce their risk of stroke, diabetes, and cancer. So, eat up and pack you lunch box with colourful snacks such as Concerto® Grape Tomatoes, Fresco® Baby Cucumbers and Dolce® Sweet Mini Peppers!

Hoping you all stay healthy and happy inside and out! And if you’re looking for recipe ideas to up your veggie intake, click here for recipes curated by Windsets’ very own executive chefs.

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