Elle recently did an interview with Get the Gloss where she spoke about how she builds her immunity. As we move into the cooler months these tips are perfect timing! Find out how Elle prevents getting ill and fights those pesky colds.
In winter, I always include hot water with lemon, ginger, cayenne pepper and mint in my morning routine. It’s an immune booster and helps kick start the metabolism, which can be a little more sluggish at this time of year.
The most important lesson I’ve learned about health is that an alkaline body is a healthier body. Many people believe that this state combats disease, encourages cellular renewal and is therefore anti-ageing. When all of our 11 body systems are nourished well and detoxifying properly, they are in their optimal state. Since I’ve been taking my Super Elixir Alkalising Greens, my workouts are strong, I've lost weight, my moods are balanced, I don't have sugar cravings and I feel on top of my game. I take two teaspoons in water or coconut water religiously every day - and twice when I am travelling. Since starting my alkaline journey I have stopped taking all other synthetic supplements.
Keeping the family well
I wish there was a definitive answer to how to prevent my children from getting ill. I just do my best to provide nutritious meals for them, sometimes they eat them and a lot of the time they don’t. It’s part of the reason we created our new Kids Nourishing Protein. It’s an organic wholefood, vegan, gluten-free supplement containing everything a kid would need. The fact that it takes the form of a delicious raw Peruvian cacao protein smoothie, is an added bonus.
Fitness, immunity and energy
I believe that fitness, as part of an overall healthy lifestyle, is definitely an immunity booster. But it's also about being sensible. If I am feeling a little run down, I’ll choose a low impact option such as yoga rather than a tough sand run, for example. All yoga back bends give you a little boost of energy - anything that opens your heart. But my favourite pose, especially in the morning, is bridge pose. It’s the one where you lie on your back, feet hip-width apart, with your knees bent so that your feet are almost skimming your butt, and your arms are by your side. The simple version is to lift your hips up and focus on opening your chest. Hold for about 30 seconds and repeat two or three times. I also like lying twisting poses.
I usually have my daily greens before a workout and for a post-workout boost I’ll have a Nourishing Protein Smoothie with banana and a handful of berries.
On winter evenings, I like to add in an evening walk to my usual morning 45-minute workout; it’s invigorating and for me it helps me keep winter weight gain at bay.
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