Cart Away Colds and Flu
Maintaining healthy lifestyle habits like regular sleep and exercise can help keep the sniffles and sneezes away during cold and flu season. It’s also important to consume nutrient-filled foods that promote a strong immune system. At Meijer we have all the products you need to keep germs on the run.
Germ Control. Make sure all the family members practice good personal hygiene habits like covering mouths and noses with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Wash hands frequently and buy new toothbrushes every 3-4 months. Germs will still make it to your tables and countertops from school and work sites. Use a disinfectant spray like Lysol® to kill cold and flu causing viruses and bacteria.
Vital Nutrients. The key to a strong immune system may be linked to what foods are in your shopping cart. A nutrient-rich diet that is packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants is a tasty way to fight off germs. Add the products highlighted inside to your shopping list - these items are high in Vitamins C, A, E, and B6, along with Folate, Zinc, Potassium, Magnesium, and Flavonoids.
Frequent Fluids: The body uses more fluid than usual to fight off a cold or flu so keeping your body hydrated is essential. Fluids “flush” your system, washing out potential viruses and boosting immune system functions. A typical, healthy adult needs eight 8-ounce glasses of fluids each day. How can you tell if you're getting enough liquid? If the color of your urine runs close to clear, you're getting enough. If it's deep yellow, you need more fluids.
Fri, December 26, 2008