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Give the flu the flick with these top tips to boost immunity and stay healthy

18 May 2018

When it comes to feeling down and out with flu symptoms this winter, prevention is better than cure. It is inevitable you will come into contact with nasty flu-causing germs in your daily travels around the Gold Coast but with a little preparation you can give your body the best chance of beating bugs by building up your immunity. Stop into Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre in Surfers Paradise and stock up on flu-fighting essentials.

IMMUNE BUILDING TEA

The benefits of drinking tea have been known since ancient times with the benefits deriving from tea’s high levels of flavonoids, the plant-based antioxidants. In short, antioxidants protect your body from damage caused by harmful free radicals and can help to kill viruses and strengthen your immunity.

Infuse your day with the benefits of tea at Starbucks who serve up a super tea menu bursting with antioxidant goodness. Try the Green Tea Latte for a dose of antioxidant-dense superfood matcha or sip on a pot of Vanilla Rooibos Herbal Infusion which is rich in flavonoids to boost your immunity and sooth aches and pains. If you feel flu symptoms coming on, opt for China Green Tips Tea infused with Mao Feng tea leaves which contains trace minerals and chlorophyll to support your body’s natural cleansing process.

VITAMINS TO BUILD YOUR DEFENCE

Unless your diet is picture perfect, chances are you will need to call on the help of vitamins during flu season to give your body extra defence against viruses. Surfers Renaissance Chempro Pharmacy can guide you through their big range of trusted brands including Ethical Nutrients, Blackmores, Natures Own, Swisse, Bioglan, Cenovis, Totally Natural, Nature’s Way, Centrum, Comvita and Blossom to ensure you are giving your body the nutrients it needs to stay healthy.

The key vitamins to stock up on as winter approaches include vitamin c, e, zinc and garlic and these four supplements can be taken daily as a preventative measure, even if you don’t have symptoms of the cold or flu. Find Surfers Renaissance Chempro Pharmacy near Coles Supermarket.

BUG FIGHTING FOODS

The easiest way to stay healthy and flu-free this winter is to eat your way to good health. Mother nature’s smorgasbord of nutrient-dense, immune-boosting, vitamin-packed offerings will have only help you keep sickness at bay but will also help you feel your best as the temperatures drop.

Pack your fridge with fresh foods that naturally boost your immunity like leafy greens, vitamin c rich fruits and vegetables and a great probiotic while stocking your pantry with spices like tumeric, cinnamon, curry, cayenne pepper, coriander and cumin. Get the lot in one stop at Coles Surfers Paradise and while you are at it pick up some delicious pre-made chicken noodle soup which will not only give your body a dose of hydration but a hit of nutrients, iron and protein too.

Surfers Renaissance Chempro Pharmacy is open 7 days. Check out their opening hours here.


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