It's that time of year again. Temperatures are dropping and people are coughing! The last thing you want (or need) is to be ploughing through tissues or coughing up nasty things at the wrong time and place. (we've all been there haven't we?😅).
In this blog we'll give you our top natural tips to avoid the dreaded winter cold & flu, ease uncomfortable symptoms & help your body heal faster!
Natural ways to avoid getting sick
Prevention is key, constantly supplying your body with immune boosting nutrients makes it less susceptible to infectious surroundings. Prebiotics and Probiotics boost your immunity, enhance digestion & fight off bad bacteria, so they are a great way to prevent and overcome sickness. Here’s one we recommend:
Difference between Prebiotics and Probiotics
PREbiotics are a type of non-digestible carbohydrate that wind up in the large colon where they ferment, ready to feed & boost the helpful bacteria already in the gut.
On the other hand, PRObiotics are the live beneficial bacteria.
Therefore, PRObiotics need to feed on PREbiotics to enhance their ability to fight off bad bacteria, improve digestion, enhance your wellbeing & immunity, & reduce the risk of certain diseases.
Here is our favourite natural pre & probiotic powder:
Amazing value with 228 serves in 1 tub (a little scoop goes a long way!)
Includes resident and non-resident bacteria to create an optimal microbial balance
SBO’s (soil-based organisms) are naturally resistant to the harsh environment of the upper digestive tract and stomach, unlike lactic acid-based bacteria.
The 15 strains are scientifically tested to remain alive and recolonise in the colon
The organisms boost your immune and suppress unhealthy bacterial or fungal populations from developing.
The Prebiotics help feed and protect probiotics, provide lubrication, which makes digestion and elimination much easier and absorb excess bile acids in the intestinal tract, which would normally be reabsorbed into the blood steam and converted to cholesterol.
Finally, it's a tasteless formula, which means you can sneak it into your family’s drinks without them realising! Hehe.
Did you know, if you serve this powder with non-acidic juice (such as apple or grape) and let sit for 10 minutes. The pectin in these types of juices allows bacteria to metabolise and creates an additional protective barrier for them to pass through the stomach. You can also mix with water, in a smoothie or with your breakfast/food, however juice provides the above added benefit.
How to sneak prebiotic & probiotics into you and your family's diet:
There are sooo many different options for sneaking probiotics into your everyday routine. However, if I’m short on time I just mix a scoop into my glass of water.
When I'm not strapped for time, I make this green smoothie:
Green Smoothie Recipe:
1 serving of Ultimate Biotic
Half a frozen zucchini, sounds super weird but it helps create a thick and cold consistency & a refreshing taste (make sure it’s sliced before you freeze it so your blender doesn’t have a meltdown, I’ve been there)
Handful of kale or spinach
Dash of milk
Dash of water
I am a chocolate lover so I like to add my choc hazelnut protein powder or a spoonful of cacao
*add honey or rice malt syrup if you like extra sweetness.
*Remember: the golden rule with probiotics is that you can freezethem but you cannot heat them.
Another one of my favourites you can try is this berry delicious smoothie:
Berry Smoothie Recipe:
1/8 teaspoon of Ultimate Biotic
Half a frozen banana, sounds super weird but it helps create a thick and cold consistency (make sure it’s sliced before you freeze it so your blender doesn’t have a meltdown, I’ve been there)
¼ cup unsweetened almond milk (check out ourEver Eco Nut Milk Bag,perfect for making your own fresh blend of nut milk at home!)
¼ cup frozen strawberries
¼ cup frozen blueberries
¼ cup frozen raspberries
Smoothie Bowl & Ice Block Recipe:
To make aprobiotic ice block or smoothie bowl simply increase the amount of frozen ingredients in the above recipes!
*If you are after a flavoured pre/probiotic, try adding the Amazonia Raw Probioticinstead. This probiotic powder features fermented whole foods with a delicious vanilla and berry flavour, perfect for smoothies!
We'd love to see what you create with your probiotics tag us via our socials @goforzero_au
Check out our other products that combat cold & flu symptoms naturally:
Natural Vitamin C Powder - $39.95:Australia’s only 100% Natural Vitamin C superfood blend. This immune boosting powder combines wild and organic Goji, Acai, Maqui Berries, Acerola Cherries, Rosehips, Pure Camu Camu and Kakadu Plum. This nutritious combination boosts overall health, protects against infection, inflammation, cell damage and more! (read here).
Breathe Easy Balm - $24.00: An all-natural chest rub that works to relieve and soothe coughs, congestion and runny noses whilst nourishing the skin. It has an uplifting and clearing scent that helps you or your little ones breathe easier and alleviates pain from head, muscles and joints.
Keeko Copper Tongue Scraper - $9.95: Cleaning your tongue every morning is as important as brushing your teeth because our tongue builds up bacteria that we swallow into our body and it attacks our immune system. With the antibacterial copper scraper, you'll reduce bacteria build up and that nasty flu breath!
Magnesium Spray & Bath Soak - $29.95:Who hates that nasty head and body aches that come with the flu? Magnesium Relieves stress, headaches, muscle and joint pain. It will also help you get a better quality sleep so your immune system can properly repair itself.
Tooth Tonic Drops (5ml) - $12.95:Sore throat? This baby is great for reducing the level of nasty bacteria in your throat and removing that dreaded 'fluey breath'. It doubles up as a natural mouthwash and toothpaste.
Bondi Wash: Hand Sanitising Spray - $14.95: The last thing you want is for your hubby or bubby to catch what you have (who else will make you snacks and honey lemon drinks?!). Spray this baby on your hands to avoid contamination.
Free and Easy Ways to Beat Sickness
Drink more water
Rest & stress less
Step outside & get your daily dose of Vitamin D
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*There is no guarantee that these products will prevent you from getting sick or cure you. We always recommend following your doctors advice.