Immune Boosting Foods to Take Advantage of Quarantine Life
Adding clean, natural, plant-based ingredients to your daily diet can be beneficial to supporting the health of your immune system. Eliminating toxins, preservatives, herbicides and pesticides can minimize the dietary distractions from your immune system's primary purpose...of fighting off infections.
How can we create positive upsides from quarantine?
Take this time to socially distance yourself from foods that distract our immune system from it’s primary purpose of fighting infections
Wash your hands of junk foods and snacks that tempt us from eating healthy
Stand six feet away from the excuses of why you can’t nourish your body
Permanently Quarantine your bad eating habits by Use these tips to come out of quarantine feeling healthier than ever
What are some steps to take to do that?
Fill your kitchen with clean ingredients that are beneficial to our health
Remove processed foods with stabilizers, preservatives, high sodium and chemicals that our body does not know how to digest nor do they offer nutrients to fuel our body properly
When purchasing produce, shop in the organic section for ingredients found the EWG’s Annual Dirty Dozen List. These are the top 12 most toxic items that contain the most herbicides, pesticides and chemical fertilizers that our immune system has to fight off instead of fighting other infections
Good gut health is imperative to keeping our digestive system healthy and allows us to absorb more beneficial nutrients.
Yogurt with Live Cultures
Supplements with at least 12 strands of probiotics
Other beneficial staples to stock up with
Garlic combats viruses and bacteria
Ginger- Contains Gingerol, a bioactive compound that is an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory
Broccoli- loaded with vitamins A, C, E…cook it lightly or eat it raw, don’t over cook it like grandma does
Sweet Potatoes- low-glycemic and contain beta carotene with Vitamin A which supports immune health
Citrus- high in vitamin C and is sweet to replace the sugar cravings in your sweet treats
What are major difference between Plant Protein and Animal Protein?
Plants can offer just as much protein as animals do
Plants are gentler inside our body
Animal protein affects the endothelium function in our blood vessels
This is the filter lining that prevents diseases, viruses and toxins from passing from our blood to our body tissue where the damage is done