It might be cold/flu season, but who needs a fifth season? As I was coming down with a dreaded head cold the other week, I realized that I did not make the time for my usual priming to get my body ready for prevention. So I took action immediately to nip it in the bud. Priming your immune system cannot only prevent illness, but shortens the infection time. Here are my top immune boosting tips, from food to supplements, and daily self care, which keep me super healthy and are sure to do the same for you!
Eat a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables: different fruits and vegetables contain a variety of vitamins and nutrients. Eating the rainbow (purple, yellow, green, orange, white, red) provides your immune system with powerful antioxidant support.
Add medicinal foods to your diet: garlic is antimicrobial and helps fight infection and bacteria; ginger helps break down toxins in the lungs and sinuses, and helps to cleanse the lymphatic system; mushrooms su...
When you think about healthy eating, salads and green vegetables usually come to mind. But how about adding a little more variety to your plan?
Roots like carrots, sweet potatoes, and turnips, are a rich source of nutritious complex carbohydrates. Instead of upsetting blood sugar levels like refined sweet foods do, they help regulate them.
Why Eat More Root Veggies?
Long roots – carrots, parsnips, burdock, and daikon radish – are excellent blood purifiers and can help improve circulation in the body. Round roots – turnips, radishes, beets, and rutabagas – nourish the stomach, spleen, pancreas, and reproductive organs.
Which root vegetables do you eat most?
If you’re like most of the world, it’s carrots and potatoes. Here are a few others to explore:
Beets contain an abundance of antioxidants and are highly detoxifying.
Burdock is considered a powerful blood purifier. This long, thin veggie is a staple in Asian and health food stores.