Building a strong immune system

Building a strong immune system

 

A strong immune system is going to be a necessity during the winter season that is fast approaching. We know that with winter comes many colds and flu cases and now we also have COVID-19 to consider. So we’ll show you how boosting our intake of the right foods will go a long way in helping you fight off illness.

Boosting your immune system includes good exercise, great sleep patterns and even better eating habits. Focusing on eating foods that are high in vitamins, minerals, probiotics and anti-oxidants. These foods will help boost your immune system and help get you ready to fight off illness and disease.

 

  1. Sorghum

Sorghum is rich in a variety of nutrients, including B vitamins, which play an essential role in metabolism, neural development, and skin and hair health. It also contains protein and iron. Fermented sorghum is a great source of probiotics.

 

  1. Citrus

Citrus fruits, like orange, grapefruit, lemons, limes and tangerines, are rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C, is a nutrient that strengthens the immune system and keeps your skin smooth and elastic. It also reduces the duration of illness.

 

  1. Berries

Berries are a popular fruit, naturally sweet and rich in fiber, which helps boost fullness and stabilize blood sugar. More than that berries are also low in calories and contain a variety of vitamins and minerals. They contain vitamin C and are full of anti-oxidants, which are compounds that help neutralize damaging free radicals in the body and can lower the risk of chronic disease.

 

  1. Leafy greens

Leafy greens like kale, spinach and collard greens, are great sources of vitamins A and C. Vitamin A plays a critical role in enhancing immune function, regulating cellular immune response and decreasing inflammation. Leafy greens are also packed with several antioxidants which help you fight off illness.

 

  1. Ginger

Ginger is known for its many medicinal properties, some of which include helping reduce sore throats and inflammation, and helping to optimize immune function. Fresh ginger may also be effective against respiratory infections.

This is not an exclusive list and just a guide. Including a variety of fruit, vegetables, proteins and legumes is essential in overall health.

The best thing about this list is that all of these ingredients can be added to your smoothie for an extra boost.

Try different combinations and remember that your health is in your hands.