The question on everyone’s mind right now seems to be: How can I stay healthy?
If you're looking for ways to prevent winter colds and the flu, make sure you include the following powerful immune system boosters in your daily routine!
1. Healing Honey
Consuming raw, local Honey will help your body build immunity to the pollen that causes allergies.
Honey is composed of carbohydrates and trace amounts of antioxidants, enzymes, minerals, vitamins and amino acids. During times of sickness, Honey may help to boost your energy levels.
Try adding it to your hot tea to soothe a sore throat. When consumed, Honey coats the throat and while doing so helps to soothe irritation. Honey has antimicrobial properties and it can also kill certain bacteria.
2. A Morning Essential
Citrus fruits like Lemons are high in Vitamin C, an antioxidant that research suggests may help ward off colds and reduce inflammation throughout the body. Drink Lemon Water (with a dash of Cayenne Pepper) daily to get rid of toxins, boost your immune system and improve energy.
3. Spice Up
Turmeric is a spice that should be added to your cold and flu prevention regimen! Try adding extra Turmeric into your diet during periods of stress or during flu season to help support your immune system.
4. HydrateStaying hydrated may boost your immune health. Water helps your body produce lymph, which carries white blood cells and other immune system cells. If your lymphatic circulation slows, toxins will accumulate and immune cells won’t be delivered to the areas of the body where they’re needed. This may lead to a variety of problems and will weaken your body’s ability to fight infection and disease. Try eating more hydrating foods, such as Cucumbers, Celery or Watermelon. Struggle to drink enough water? This article may help!
5. Hello Sunshine
Maintaining a healthy level of Vitamin D is an essential part of keeping your immune system robust. And because the body’s natural production of it relies on sun exposure and being away from the sun is a good thing, it’s helpful to get some of your sunshine vitamin from a non-sunshine source. Mushrooms are some of the best Vegan Vitamin D sources. Maitake & Portobello Mushrooms contain the highest levels of plant sourced Vitamin D.
6. Jasmine Flowers
Studies have shown that drinking Jasmine Tea can have health and immunity benefits. Jasmine Tea contains several different kinds of antioxidants that provide protection to red blood cells; this added protection helps fight off free radical-oxidation.
7. Go GreenStart incorporating an immune boosting wellness smoothie packed with nourishing ingredients: Fresh Ginger, Turmeric Root, Spinach, Honey, Pineapple, Banana and and a dash of Black Pepper. Pineapple contains Bromelain that aids digestion and has anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric is naturally antiviral with potent anti-inflammatory properties.
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👋🏼 As promised. I have popped my super simple zero waste hummus recipe in stories and in the highlights for you ✌🏼I have a double batch in the fridge most weeks and we eat it on everything from wraps, nourish bowls, baked spuds, toasted Oaty seed loaf, as a dip etc. The most tedious part is soaking the chickpeas which is putting them in water and leaving them to be. Pretty easy really! It’s a good time to be using up what you might have stored in the back of your cupboard and it’s a nice feeling making something from scratch and discovering just how easy, satisfying and tasty it is. Enjoy legends xx H