This week we are going to look at boosting your immune system. What can we do to ward off the dreaded cold and flu bugs?
The answer is plain and simple – STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM.
We love Ginger and think it is a magic herb – and it’s great for anyone to have if they even think they are coming down with a sniffle. So starting your day with ginger tea is the first thing to combat the bug. A few thin slices of fresh ginger and the juice of half a lemon in a large mug of hot water. This gives you a boost of vitamin C – one of the major vitamins for anti-virus.
Ginger and lemon are also great decongestants, so the slightest sniffle; get some ginger and chew on it, or make a ginger shot to go with your morning juice.
Adding dark leafy vegetables to your juices also helps your immunity. Try making a soup for your lunch, not only will it warm you up but it will feed your body with nutrition which is what the body needs to help fight off the bad guys.
Here’s a list of foods that can help your immune system:
- Butternut squash
- Swiss chard
- Sweet potato
- Nuts and seeds (in moderation because of their high calorie count.)
So, just with this list of vegetables you could make a great big pan of soup that will help to keep the bugs at bay, will probably cost less than the latest bottle of miracle cure cold remedy and will have a lot less calories than any processed food that you would normally buy for your lunch.
It’s also a great way of getting your work mates together for lunch, take a big pot of soup or stew in and have a picnic together – you will get them healthy too. So don’t run off to the pharmacy for a boost. Look in your fridge or cupboards. Go visit the vegetable aisle in your supermarket and pick up all you need for a healthier you. Why not find out if you have an intolerance to any of the above or if you have a nutrition deficiency that could be leading to illness with one of our comprehensive tests.