Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Stay Healthy This Cold & Flu Season

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Well, it's that time of the year again, that time when it seems impossible to keep everyone in my house 100% healthy. With school back in session after the long holiday break, I feel like everyone is sick! As I mentioned earlier this week, my son has been battling a stomach bug that took out half of his class, yuk! I've seriously made it my mission to keep my other kids {and myself} as healthy as possible. So far this Winter cold and flu season, I've been pretty lucky {knock on wood} to not have gotten sick. I thought I'd share with you what I've been doing to boost my immune system and kick those pesky sickie germ's behinds! 


I've talked a lot in past posts about my love -okay, obsession- with green tea. I swear that green tea is the cure all to end all. I wash my hair and face with it, and drink loads of green tea everyday. I read once that the antioxidants in green tea was powerful enough to keep you looking young {yes, I'm vain} and healthy, among other amazing things. During cold and flu season, I make it the most important drink I put in my body because I figure it can't hurt. But green tea is not the only thing I put in my body to keep me healthy. On a daily basis I also use the following:
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar mixed with water
  • 1 B Complex vitamin 
  • 2 servings of fruits and vegetables
  • 1 serving of vitamin E
  • Drink lots of water
  • Drink at minimum 2 cups of green tea
Vitamin E is also an antioxidant property like green tea. It helps to remove free radicals and improve immunity. It also reduces cholesterol and the risk of developing cancer. Vitamin B complex helps our bodies to turn food into energy and keeps us alert. Apple cider vinegar, which I have also talked about as a wonder product, fights bacteria and can lower blood sugar. It is great for the heart and keeping overall health. And we all know the benefits of drinking lots of water.



I have tried so many teas over the years and yes, there is a distinct taste between brands. My favorite and go to tea has become Bigelow. If you drink tea then I'm guessing you've heard of {and probably tried} Bigelow teas. With so many delicious flavors, they're pretty hard to forget. I always stock up on plenty of different tea choices for my family, however Bigelow Classic Green Tea is my absolute favorite tea. 


Shopping for natural and healthy products this cold season is easy, thanks to Walmart. I was able to find all these products in one simple stop... which is great when you have a sick kiddo with you. 


I hope you all are taking good care of yourselves this cold season. Make sure you check out more flavors, recipes and tips at Bigelow. I know not everyone is as obsessed with green tea the way I am, so what's your favorite flavor? Do you need tea to help you relax or unwind? Do you love a good fruit tea in the morning? I'd love to know how you drink your tea and how you stay healthy!


10 comments:

  1. Omg Ashleigh, I love green tea and this is my favorite brand.

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    1. Oh great, I love hearing when others love green tea!! And yeah, Bigelow is the best! Thank you for stopping by!!

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  2. I've heard so much about Green Tea and I need to get on it because I keep getting sick and need to boost my immune system. I already love Bigelow tea so this would be perfect for the cold/flu season. [client]

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    1. Green tea is also really good added into smoothies or with honey {if you don't like the taste}. Thank you for stopping by.. I hope you stay healthy!

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  3. Do you drink your tea with any sugar? Thanks for remaining me of the importance of drinking water, vinegar and tea! ;-)

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    1. Hi Irma!! no, I don't add sugar but adding honey or agave is good if the taste is too strong. And you can always add acv to the tea for an even bigger boost!!

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  4. I am a tea girl at heart! A cup before bed every night!

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  5. I am green tea obsessed!!!! It has the best health benefits!

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  6. I am a tea-a-holic, drink it every day. Green tea is really good and good for us!! And I also love the flavor of lemons.Your suggestions for staying healthy sounds like a good one. May your rest of the winter season be a healthy one!

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  7. Hi Ashleigh - Cold and flu season is always a challenge! Thanks so much for sharing with the Let's Get Real party.

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