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Take Preventive Measures to Ward Off Colds, Flu
It's hard to stay healthy during the winter months. Everyone from your kids to your co-workers seems to be sniffling, coughing and sneezing.

Not only is being sick unpleasant, the cost adds up fast -- there's missed time from work or school, doctor's visits and medication. As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so take steps now to ward off winter illness.

One of the easiest ways to avoid colds and flu is to be scrupulous about washing your hands. Use soap and water and scrub for at least 20 seconds. Use a paper towel to turn off the water and open the bathroom door to avoid re-contamination.

Eating right and getting plenty of rest are also important tools in the wellness arsenal. Plenty of nutritious food is essential to building a healthy immune system. A well-balanced diet provides sources of energy and nutrition. Lack of sleep can lower the immune system's ability to react when needed and hampers its essential nightly repair work.

Augment your diet by adding vitamins and other supplements to your daily routine. Vitamin C is useful in warding off colds, but there are other supplements that you should consider as well. Bioactive Nutrients, a Spooner, Wisc. company that has been in the business of helping people live healthier lifestyles, has a number of products that can help you stay healthy this winter.

Bioactive's Berry Boost super antioxidant blend neutralizes free radicals and boosts the immune system, both important components of staying well. Antioxidants slow the activity of free radicals, created by pollution, use of alcohol and smoking, which leads to oxidation, a natural process that causes cell and tissue damage. Berry Boost contains a blend of seven natural fruit and herb seed flours producing a super antioxidant.

A daily supplement that provides essential vitamins and minerals is also an important part of your winter health regimen. The ingredients in BioPLUS will help prevent colds and flu. It contains B vitamins to assist the body in utilizing the food you eat and support the nervous and immune systems, as well as essential trace elements to guard against disease. The formula includes vitamin D, a critical hormone involved in regulating cell growth, the immune system, and in promoting bone formation.

Finally, Probiotic-CSP helps promote digestive health and improved immune function. This custom probiotic blend is a combination of seven strains of probiotic organisms and whole cranberry seed powder. Probiotic-CSP promotes the growth of good bacteria in your system, counteracting effects of antibiotic use this winter. Antibiotics kill off good and bad bacteria in your system. A special cold-press process is used for the Probiotic-CSP to retain the ingredients' original nutritional properties, unlike other products manufactured using high heat and chemical solvents.

Taking a few preventive measures now will ensure better health this winter. For more information on these supplements, visit www.BioactiveNutrients.com or call (800) 879-6504.

Courtesy of ARA Content
Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 11:53 PM by Jon Becker
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