If you’re still nibbling away at the Halloween candy that was either, a) left-over from trick-or-treaters or, b) stolen from your kids, it might be a good time to think about how to prepare for what’s coming next: The Holidays. You can try to deny it all you like, but take one step into any store and you’ll know for sure that Santa Claus has already come to town.
Natural ways to stay healthy for the holidays: The good news is, if you start boosting your immune system right now, you’ll be ready to take on whatever health saboteur (think: germy kids, coughing co-workers, frenzied shopping, holiday parties, sugar, sugar and more sugar) comes your way. Consistency is key, so don’t wait; start building your front-line today, so you have a solid defense against the enemy when you really need it. Here are a couple of key weapons for your immune system arsenal:
Sleep can help you stay healthy: Studies show that people who don't get quality sleep or enough sleep are more likely to get sick after being exposed to a cold or virus. Lack of sleep can also affect how fast you recover if you do get sick.1 So, make quality sleep a priority in your life to stay feeling your best.
What are antioxidants? Antioxidants are the keys to the universe when your body is under stress. That’s because they protect our cells against the damage caused by nasty free radicals that can compromise our health. The best way to get plenty of antioxidants is in a diet made up of quality whole foods, especially superfoods like dark green veggies and dark-colored berries. But, as we all know, it isn’t always easy to make sure your diet stays on track, and that’s when certain supplements can help tip the scale in your favor.
Barlean’s super-concentrated Olive Leaf Complex is teeming with the super-antioxidant Oleuropein, as well as a full range of natural compounds called polyphenols. Available in both liquid and easy-to-swallow mini-softgels, Olive Leaf Complex supplements are the number one way Barlean’s employees stay feeling their best during the holiday season.
Hot tip: Keep a bottle of Olive Leaf Complex throat spray on your nightstand for when you wake up with a dry or sore throat. Not only will it immediately soothe irritation and itchiness, but it will give you a boost of healthy antioxidants.
Bottom line: If you want to stay healthy this holiday season, eat well, use your Olive Leaf Complex and hit the sheets. That’s how you holiday like a boss. Click here to learn more about Barlean’s Olive Leaf Complex and stay tuned for an upcoming special opportunity to score some FREE soothing Olive Leaf Complex Throat Spray.
- Besedovsky L, Lange T, Born J. Sleep and immune function. Pflugers Archiv. 2012;463(1):121-137. doi:10.1007/s00424-011-1044-0.