The best three bad habits to boost your immune system

Hola amigos;

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful time of the year. The color of the trees is stunning as well as the smell of the smokey chimneys when the sunset arrives.

I love the feeling of getting back home early , having my boys and cuddle them, homework and then go to bed early with a cup of my favorite tea… The warming and magic Nettle tea. Have you ever heard about Nettle tea? The stinging nettle tea is a perennial flowering plant that has been used medicinally for ages dating back as far as ancient Greece. Every-time I have a cup of Nettle tea my body automatically gets warm and keep me calm. I highly recommend to you to try it.

It has antioxidant antimicrobial, anti-ulcer, astringent and analgesic capabilities. The plant has been used most commonly throughout history was a diuretic for treating painful muscles and joints, eczemas, arthritis , gout and anemia.

Having said that I have been warmly home with my cup of tea but tolerating an annoying flu. I was kind of happy a couple of days ago talking to a friend and saying how lucky I am, because I rarely get sick , unfortunately not this year. It is not too bad; but still not fun having runny nose , sore bones and sneezing all day long with my watery eyes.

Beside your cup of Nettle tea I want to share some interesting practices you could start following which are not the best advice from a Dietitian , but sometimes we need to indulge ourselves in some bad habits to be happy, to get back to our childhood and teenage years and remember the good times those little times that gave us so much peace and happiness.

These are my favorites: Don’t think too much about perfect body, perfect workout , perfect sleep , don’t follow the rules just feel what your body needs. This is the secret for living a happy , healthy life therefore and you will be boosting your immune system automatically.

My first one is skipping the early workout and sleep in.

Regular exercise is the healthiest habit you can have, prioritizing the workout over having more sleep can change the rest of your day. Lately I have been sleeping in and it feels great.I feel more energy and I feel more awaken and I just change my schedule and the time to exercise. Sleep is benefitial for immunity, brain health, energy and so much more. Those days when you feel like you dont want to wake up , when you hear the alarm and the alarm goes off, means that your body needs to sleep more than the spin class at that moment.

My first one is skipping the early workout and sleep in.My first one is skipping the early workout and sleep in.

Stressing about a project at work.

Chronic stress is bad because it causes inflammation, but some kind of stress like the acute , short , emotional is healthy as some human beings need challenges to feel alive. It pushes us to be the best, so try to challenge yourselve with new projects, new ideas , get out from the comfort zone. There is a real evidence that people often perform better responding to a challenge. Once you finish your challenge please congratulate youselve with a pad in your back or a celebration with your loved ones.

Ordering Dessert

I dont believe in cheat meals , I believe in “conscious indulgences” what is your favourite dessert? what is that favorite ice cream? dont think twice and indulge yourselve. Every meal is an opportunity to eat well, and a conscious indulgence is a desition taken from a place of positive energy. If you feel like eating that delicious dessert , dont feel like you have failed or given in just enjoy it!Be confident to start a healthy breakfast the day after or just have my warm immune booster early in the morning and skip your breakfast .

I hope you have a fantastic autum and be strong over winter time with this healthy , rich in Vitamin C , Vitamin A , zinc and Iron drink.

I am sure is going to give you all the vitamins you need to boost your immune system be healthy – be happy and indulge yourselve in the bads to get the best from you.



Published by AndreaP

I am passionate about food and nutrition. Originally from Bogota -Colombia currently living in New Zealand. I am a Nutritionist & Dietitian. After becoming a mum and working in different areas like education, banking and sales, I came to the realisation that I wanted to come back to what I loved and what I have passion for this is Health and Nutrition. In September 2016 I started my online course with the biggest nutrition school in America called Institute of Integrative Nutrition( IIN). The Institute of Integrative Nutrition has given me the knowledge and support about Nutrition in a Holistic way. I have never thought that this would be possible, but after a year I realised that definitely secondary food (food that is on the plate) is part of the puzzle of health and happiness. There is something called primary food which are the pillars that together contribute to a better wellbeing and a better nutrition. Relationships, spirituality, career and exercise plus a having good sleep habits can contribute to a better YOU. I am a Holistic Nutritionist and I am looking forward to taking you on this journey of better habits and a prosperous life. Always smile with gratitude! Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you get to know me. AndreaP

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