3 Tips (& a Smoothie!) for Fighting Colds the Rest of the Summer

While the typical cold season is during the fall and winter, summer colds can still wreak havoc on our bodies. And the added fatigue and dehydration from warmer temperatures can make you feel even more miserable. So here are three tips for beating the heat and supporting your immune system.

DRINK PLENTY OF WATER

The best time to consume fluids is before you are thirsty. By the time you are thirsty, your body may already be dehydrated. Drink water throughout the day, and you can even hydrate by eating fruits and veggies like watermelon and cucumbers.


EXERCISE CAREFULLY

Exercising outside can be a great way to take advantage of the summer sun. Wearing temperature-appropriate clothing, like light-weight fabrics and moisture-wicking clothes, may help you avoid heat exhaustion. Also, try to exercise during cooler parts of the day and always remember your sweat-proof SPF.

EAT NOURISHING FOOD

Focus on eating foods that give your body the nutrients it needs, like leafy greens and berries, salmon, nuts and olive oil. Smoothies are an easy and delicious way to get a big dose of nutrients at once. Check out the delicious immunity-supporting smoothie recipe below!

STRAWBERRY-BANANA SMOOTHIE FOR IMMUNITY

The secret ingredient in this recipe is colostrum, which can help support your immune system. Colostrum is the very first form of food — a milky fluid — produced by mammals after giving birth. It comes before breast milk, and it contains essential nutrients for a newborn's first few days of life.

While the importance of colostrum for a newborn's health has long been understood, research suggests that colostrum from cows may play an important role in supporting the immune health of people of all ages. Colostrum from cows contains macronutrients, vitamins, minerals and antibodies that can help support a balanced immune response. It's available as a dietary supplement powder — perfect for mixing into your favorite drinks.

Blend these ingredients together:

Pour and enjoy!

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