Raise a glass (or a mug!) of one of these wellness-boosting beverages that will help you stay happy and healthy through the holidays.
Cold Season Tea
It may be the season for holiday cheer and get-togethers aplenty, but it’s also the start of the ever-dreaded cold and flu season. Instead of over-the-counter drugs that may have some nasty side effects, reach for a cup of herbal tea to warm you up and keep you healthy.
Yogi Cold Season tea contains a blend of Ayurvedic warming herbs including ginger, cardamom, and cinnamon that can support respiratory health. In fact, a study published in the East African Medical Journal found that extracts from the ginger plant were able to fight bacteria from common respiratory bugs, including Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Other herbs in this tasty blend include peppermint, eucalyptus, and basil that are also known for their ability to warm up cold bodies.
Get Your Greens
The latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggest coming up with ways to sneak more vegetables in our diets. How about flooding your system with nutrients from green vegetables, including Swiss chard, celery, cucumber, and romaine lettuce with a bottle of #GetYourGreens cold-pressed juice from Project Juice?
The ingredients in this juice will help your body flush out toxins and balance electrolytes with an added bonus of hydrating your skin during these cold winter months. Green vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin A, C, and K, which are important for a strong immune system and strong bones as well as minerals such as manganese, iron, and calcium.
There are loads of benefits to taking a daily probiotic, starting with optimizing gut health. A growing body of research shows that a healthy gut is linked to a stronger immune system, which can help you fight off cold and flu germs before they make you sick.
An article published in a 2017 issue of the Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine looked at data from 14 clinical trials and found that study participants who took probiotics had fewer upper respiratory tract infections than study subjects who were given a placebo.
KeVita’s Sparkling Probiotic drinks contain four strains of live probiotics in flavors such as Blueberry Cherry, Hibiscus Berry, Pineapple Coconut, and Lemon Cayenne. These drinks are made with water kefir and not milk kefir, so they’re a great option for vegans and those with dairy allergies.
Supplement your winter wellness with these top three picks from Max Muscle Nutrition.
This sugar-free liquid supplement delivers all 13 essential vitamins and over 15 minerals with antioxidants and plant-based nutrients to keep your immune system going strong. Vit-Acell contains l-Glycine for muscle growth maintenance as well as glucosamine sulfate to support healthy joints. The liquid formula is absorbed rapidly and comes in great-tasting flavors including Citrus Blast and Raspberry Lemonade.
ARM Plus+™ (Anabolic Recovery Matrix)
Research has shown that inadequate protein intake can cause a number of immune-related problems. ARM Plus+ provides a high-quality whey protein concentrate and isolate formula that is rich in amino acids, antioxidants, and features a complete vitamin and hydration complex. But most importantly, it tastes great! With 6 flavors to choose from, you will have a hard time picking favorites. Fuit Smoothie, Strawberry, and Peach Mango are my favorites.
Produced in the body naturally, Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in skeletal muscle and is often depleted due to training, stress, and poor diet. By adding just one scoop of glutamine to your favorite smoothies, fruit/vegetable juices, or even iced teas you can support your intestinal health, immune health, and speed up your recovery and prevent muscle wasting. Taking Max Glutamine regularly can help you to train harder, recover faster, and achieve your goals sooner.
And for those of you who like the on-the-go convenience of a pill instead, try:
Authentic Super Reds & Greens
Our Authentic Super Reds and Authentic Super Greens fruit and vegetable blend makes it easy to give yourself a healthy blast of over 38 Organic and Nutritious Superfoods in one convenient serving. Both of our Reds and Greens formulas are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that can be easily added to your diet to help close any nutritional gaps. These products are 100 percent vegetarian and dairy-free.