If you're like me the transition to Fall is one of the best times of the year. But, as much as I love pumpkin-everything and cozy sweaters - I don't love how much it impacts my immune system.
Here at Kosterina, we believe that natural, real foods are what keep us thriving until we're 100 years old. But, we're always looking for the most effective ways to stay happy + healthy. Here are some supplements and herbs that can help ease that transition into cozy sweaters and latte season.
1. Vitamin C still works: It might be the oldest trick in the book, but during the transitional weather this supplement helps makes you stronger on a cellular level. Added perk: Dr. Steve Gundry says that Vitamin C helps us produce more collagen, which keeps us looking young!
2. Gut health matters: Ensure you're taking a good probiotic proven to support your immune response to respiratory illnesses. I've started taking Seed Probiotics because I've been impressed by the serious science backing them up.
3. Herb it up: Foods that you have in your pantry (or not!) - like garlic, ginger, turmeric, oregano and yes, olive leaf extract, are all that you need to naturally up your immune system.
What are your favorite ways to stay healthy as the weather changes?
Peace, love & EVOO, Katerina
Olive Oil Sommelier Katerina Mountanos, is the Founder & CEO of Kosterina Olive Oil, which produces 100% organic, extra virgin olive oil from Greece sold directly to consumers online. Katerina is an ecommerce expert and has built beauty, home and wellness businesses for Amazon, Jet, and Walmart. She founded beauty services company, Manicube, which was sold to The Red Door by Elizabeth Arden in 2015. Katerina is very passionate about olive oil, the Mediterranean diet and eating for health and longevity.
This time of year, there's always a lot of pressure to implement quick-fixes around our health to reach certain goals. But, my purpose in starting Kosterina was always to help more people create accessible, healthy habits for themselves and their families over the long-term.
We've been spending more time at home than ever this year because of the pandemic, and because of that many of us have been engaging in old pastimes like playing board games or even making crafts. But, none of those activities beat how much we've been experimenting with cooking at home over the past 8 months.