Top foods to keep your body strong and healthy!
Want to add a natural boost to your diet, your local grocery store has you covered.
Different types of foods have different benefits for your health and wellness.
Here are some of the top foods to keep your body and immune system strong and healthy.
Citrus Fruits: Not only delicious, citrus fruits are loaded with vitamin C, a key immune boosting vitamin and helpful in fighting infection.
Add these nutritious citrus fruits to your shopping list: oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, clementine’s, blood oranges, tangerines.
Cruciferous Vegetables such as Broccoli: Especially lightly cooked or sprouted broccoli, contain Vitamins A, C, and E, as well as sulforaphane, a sulfur-rich compound that has been shown to have numerous immune boosting health benefits.
Button Mushrooms: This mushroom gives you the mineral selenium as well as the vitamin b’s riboflavin and niacin.
They also promote your body’s production of pathogen fighting proteins.
Garlic: Used in many cuisines around the world, garlic is another sulfur-rich root vegetable that contains the immune boosting substance, allicin.
Oysters: Oysters are an excellent source of zinc and iron and contain vitamin A.
Zinc helps to create and activate white blood cells as well as helping heal wounds making it a great way to keep your skin healthy.
Turmeric: Often used in curries, this root contains high concentrations of curcumin, widely known to be anti-inflammatory. Sprinkle turmeric on vegetables you are roasting for an immune boost.
Green Tea: This refreshing tea also contains the amino acid L-theanine, which is believed to support the production of disease fighting T-cells. Replace your cup of coffee with a hot or iced green tea each day.
Watermelon: This refreshing fruit has the antioxidant of glutathione when ripe. It helps strengthen the immune system to fight off infections.
It is also a great source of Lycopene, which is the source of its red color, but also helps fight inflammation and respiratory issues.
Spinach: It’s a “super food” because it has folate in it that helps our bodies make new cells and to repair DNA.
Spinach also has fiber antioxidants like Vitamin C.
Ginger: With a high concentration of antioxidants, ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory addition to your diet.
This weeks challenge.... try to incorporate something new into one of you next meals, small consistent steps can have long term benefits!
This blog post is provided for educational and informational purposes only and is not medical, mental health or healthcare advice. The information presented here is not intended to diagnose, treat, heal, cure or prevent any illness, medical condition or mental or emotional condition.