Have you noticed that the mornings are getting a little dark now and there is a distinct drop in the temperature?
In all honesty it's best to not get too down about this as autumn is approaching and it's often a beautiful time of the year.
There's so much colour as the leaves turn, mornings are fresh which is great for the head if your commute to work is shanks's pony or on your push rod.
Exercising is more comfortable with a lower temperature, you can actually work a little harder before over heating, WIN/WIN.
If you have kids, they're about to go back to school and I've been in this business long enough to know the effect this has on the general population. Not only is it about to get a little quieter but the inevitable cold and flu bugs are about to make an appearance.
The little sproglets of joy will be bouncing in from their first couple of weeks in their new class, forming new friendships and bringing with them the little packages of germs to pass onto Mum and Dad. Rather like a cat that goes out to bag it's master a mouse or a small bird.
They in turn go to work in their air conditioned offices, have lunch in their air conditioned bait rooms unaware of the spread of the bugs that are now travelling like wild fire around the country.
The pharmaceutical companies are about to make a killing with max strength cold and flu remedies.
The Doctors waiting rooms will soon be chocka-block with sneezing/sniveling adults and children wanting antibiotics to cure the incurable.
Joe Blogs is sitting in the corner minding his own business with a genuine health problem and if he didn't have a cold/flu before he went in the surgery, he sure as hell has now.
There are ways to stay one step ahead of the almighty cold/flu bug this year and it doesn't have to be expensive supplements that are there to the rescue.
Including some natural vitamins and minerals into your diet will bolster your immune system and keep you from those unnecessary days off work. Your boss will thank you in spades, and me come to think of it.
So here is a list of the vitamins and minerals that will bulletproof your immune system and the foods they're in so you can go out and stock up. Make sure you get some recipes that feature them as ingredients so you can become a cold & Flu NINJA this year.
The Magnificent 7 - Cold & Flu Busting Vitamins & Minerals
Vitamin A:- red, orange and yellow fruits and veg. Yams, pumpkin, squash, carrots, red & yellow peppers, tomatoes, mangos, melon, green leafy veg, eggs, dairy.
Vitamin C:- Green leafy veg, broccoli, parsley, potatoes, peas, citrus fruits, blackcurrants, kiwi, mango, bell peppers, strawberries, papaya, asparagus and cauliflower.
Vitamin D:- Egg yolks, oily fish - salmon, sardines & Mackerel, mushrooms. Vitamin D is the only vitamin that can be obtained via the sun. As we now don't have an awful lot of that, these foods are more essential than ever.
Vitamin B12:- Trout, salmon, beef, yogurt (full fat), tuna, eggs, clams, crab, rockfish, fermented foods and B12 fortified foods.
Zinc:- Sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, wild game, crab, poultry, beans, cashews, almonds, peas, yogurt (full fat), mushrooms, oysters, shrimp.
Selenium:- Brazil nuts, seafood, brown rice, quinoa, whole wheat, walnuts, milk (full fat), mushrooms, and barley.
Lean Greens:- Wheatgrass, Barley Grass, Spirulina, Chlorella, Alfalfa, Spinach, Broccoli, Carrot, Blackcurrant, Blueberry, Digestive Enzyme Blend, Green Tea Extract, Siberian Ginseng, Stevia Leaf and covers the majority of the above vitamins and minerals above plus a whole load more.
So there you have the JDW Fitness top 7 cold and flu preventative ingredients for your cupboards.
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In Fitness & In Your Health
John 'Vitamin & Mineral Pusher' Withinshaw