Rigorous physical activity weakens the body's immune function, increasing the risk of infection. Elevate your immunities and avoid getting sick this winter with these eating tips.
Rehydrate with a carbohydrate beverage after a high-intensity workout longer than 90 minutes. Sports drinks can protect against illness by elevating blood glucose and offsetting changes in stress hormones post-workout.
Load up on Quercetin
A powerful antioxidant found in apples, blueberries, and onions, quercetin has a demonstrated ability to reduce the incidence of infection in athletes.
Pump up the Probiotics
Probiotics, found in foods like kefir, yogurt, and sauerkraut, help the microflora in your gut. Research suggests that athletes who take probiotics may have fewer upper respiratory infections and less GI discomfort.
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