This post was created in partnership with MegaFood®.
Walk into almost any grocery or drug store right now, and you are greeted with aisles and aisles of Halloween candy! I’m not sure how these guys are able to lay it out alongside the back to school supplies, but man, it is there!
And if you thought back to school was expensive, check this out:
According to the National Retail Federation, consumers spent about $9 billion for Halloween last year. In total, the organization said people will spend $2.7 billion on candy alone, purchasing mostly from discount, grocery and drug stores. And according to a new study by Ibotta, Americans will spend an average of $16.45 per person on candy!
That is one big old sugar high!
According to WebMD, “eating or drinking too much sugar curbs immune system cells that attack bacteria.” In other words, your health warriors are curbed, increasing your odds of getting sick.
Now as a mom of four, I understand that this is once a year, so what can a parent do to try to boost their family’s immune systems ahead of this sugar rush and just in time for the dreaded cold and flu season?
Enter my friends at MegaFood. As you know, MegaFood creates the highest quality supplements made with real, whole foods, so there’s no question what I reach for to support my immune system all year long.* Here are the products I recommend for boosting your family’s immune systems:
My Immune Health Boost Go-To’s:
- Kids Daily Immune Nutrient Booster PowderTM—Promote your kids’ healthy immune response with this delicious booster; they won’t even know they’re consuming organic astragalus, echinacea and FoodState® Elderberry, for optimal wellness.* This booster is packed with whole food nutrition and essential antioxidant protection.*
- Gummy C Defense Tangy Citrus—You’ve heard me RAVE about these adult gummies already, but these Gummy C Defense are a must for this season. They boast 180 mg of FoodState® Vitamin C to help support immune health.* Plus, only the most delicious and juicy fresh organic whole oranges give these gummies a kick of tangy citrus you’ll love while complementing its key ingredients to deliver the widest range of health-promoting compounds.*
- MegaFlora Probiotics—I’m a big fan of using a probiotic to keep all that gut flora happy, which promotes…. you guessed it: a healthy immune response!* MegaFood currently has options tailored to the specific needs of kids, adults, seniors, and even expectant moms. I also happen to have the inside scoop: MegaFood is debuting their NEW collection of Shelf Stable Probiotics this month. This new product line actually comes in 5 different formulas: Digestive Health, Mood, Energy, Immune Defense and Women’s Health. Each of the varieties support overall gut health and immunity* with 5-20 billion CFUs of shelf-stable and acid-resistant probiotics. They’ll be on shelves this fall; I’ll be on the lookout!
- Acute DefenseTM—Another newbie for MegaFood is its Acute Defense tablets. As soon as you feel something coming on, Acute DefenseTM is your go-to—the tablets feature the highest quality echinacea, vitamin C, zinc and elderberry, to support a quick immune response and optimal immune health when you need it most.*
Try these four superstars this fall and your immune system will thank you!
I am super excited to be giving away one of each of these amazing products to (4) lucky winners! Check out my Facebook page and let me know what other tips you have for keeping your family healthy as they head into winter for your chance to win. Four winners will be chosen at random!
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
This post was created in partnership with MegaFood®. I’m proud to work with brands that care about the health of its consumers and the planet. As always, all opinions and text are my own.