Fuel your body and your immune system at the same time
If ever there was a time to better our immunity, now would be it – and strengthening our immune systems by including natural sources of support within our diets is a simple way to avoid getting sick.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is an important part of your overall health, but there are a number of foods that you can eat and enjoy that act as superchargers for your immune system. Interested? Here’s what to look out for.
Is there anything that greens can’t do? Eating lots of greens like spinach and broccoli does wonders for your entire body, including your immune system. That’s one of the many reasons we formulated our premium greens powder The Super Elixir™, which gives all 11 systems of your body, including your immunity, all the nourishment it needs to thrive. Two teaspoons as part of your morning routine is all you need!
Colourful fruits and vegetables
If you’re not sure which fruits and vegetables can benefit your immune system, simply eat the rainbow. Studies show that the more vibrant vegetables and fruits are often the most abundant in properties that can support your immune system, such as oranges and red peppers (vitamin C) and blueberries, pomegranate and acai berry (antioxidants). Sweet potatoes, watermelon and garlic are also beneficial
Mushrooms are rich in the vitamins and minerals that your body needs to keep the immune system functioning at its best. Packed full of polysaccharides and selenium, as well as vitamin B from niacin and riboflavin, adding a few mushrooms to your plate next time you’re out for brunch can provide a nice bonus for your immune system.
Beyond plants, you can also find immune-boosting eats from the sea. Oysters are more than just a delicious entrée, they’re also great for your immune system thanks to their impressive nutritional profile, which contains high amounts of protein, iron, vitamin C and zinc. Wild salmon is also full of zinc – which helps to reduce the symptoms of cold or flu – making seafood an optimum choice for improved immunity.
There’s a reason your grandmother always encouraged you to eat ginger in the wake of a cold. The root has incredible anti-inflammatory properties and helps to accelerate your metabolism and stimulate your immune system. Try adding two teaspoons of The Super Elixir™ in our Lemon & Ginger flavour to your smoothie in the morning for an energising start to the day.