Protecting Your Immune System This Cold & Flu Season

Protecting Your Immune System This Cold & Flu Season
13 Dec
Elderberry and Your Health

How are you feeling? It’s that time of year again—you’re starting to get the sniffles, but not sure if it’s seasonal allergies flaring up or the beginning of a cold, or perhaps even worse, the flu. Though the medical community saw a drastic drop in flu cases due to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, and it’s still too early to tell exactly what this year’s flu season will hold, many expect for the flu to be back with a vengeance. Is your immune system ready?


After the last couple of years, we all know the drill, wash your hands, sneeze into your elbow, stay home if you’re sick. But let’s take it up a notch - Norm’s Farms is ready to help you ramp up your immune system whether you are a busy mom, a little one, or a teenager on the go, we’re constantly innovating to bring you elderberry when, where, and how you want it—so you can live a healthy lifestyle on your own terms. 


Here are three simple ways to help protect your immune system this cold and flu season:


  • Exercise. While the dropping temperatures can make it tempting to stay cuddled up on the couch inside, moving your body is key to maintaining a healthy immune system. The practice of physical activities strengthens the immune system, suggesting a benefit in the response to communicable viral infections.

  • Eat your fruits and veggies. Studies have shown that fruits and vegetables provide nutrients—like beta-carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin E—that can boost immune function. Try to incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables into your meals and snacks whenever you can, and avoid foods that can cause you to feel sluggish, like excess carbs and sugars.

  • Elderberry. The berries and flowers of elderberry are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that may boost your immune system and help ease and prevent cold and flu symptoms. A natural anti-viral, supplementing your diet with elderberry products may help protect your immune system this cold and flu season.



Our immune systems play a key role in our ability to fight off whatever virus we encounter, be it a cold, the flu or COVID-19. It’s important that we make a conscious effort to bolster our immunity as we move through the winter months, but not at the expense of our tastebuds. Our Wellness Syrup is an everyday supplement promoting a healthy immune system response, filled with antioxidants and when paired with cinnamon (an anti-inflammatory that helps your body fight infection) and clove (a rich source of manganese that supports strong bones*), you get whole-body health in a single, tasty spoonful.


Interested in adding elderberry to your diet? Norm’s Farms makes a variety of products from our farm grown elderberries, including four delicious elderberry liquid supplements, elderberry jams and jellies, and elderberry gummies with Vitamin C, zinc, and probiotics.


We are proud to provide your whole family with products made from nature to nurture your body through cold and flu season and through clean nutrients that provide the best support for a healthy immune system.


*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Resources 

1.https://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/news/20211119/this-years-flu-season-what-to-know

 2.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7387807/

 3.https://www.pcrm.org/news/blog/foods-boost-immune-system

 4.https://www.webmd.com/diet/elderberry-health-benefits#1