Our Immune systems are our 1st line of defense
against enemy invaders, Daily we are exposed to a variety of external toxins
from stress, air quality, smoke, to the foods we eat. Each has a dramatic effect how our immune system responds.
70% of our immune system resides in our digestive system, which means we can have a huge impact on our immune system's health depending upon the type of food we put into our bodies. Between a busy schedule and habits we develop we can easily not consume enough essential mico-nutrients (vitamins and minerals) in the foods we eat, depending upon what we consume we are exposing ourselves to cell damaging oxidation, which has been linked to causing diseases like
diabetes and cancer. What is your
best defense to keep your immune system strong? (1)
- A diet
filled with whole vegetables, fruit, whole grain, and omega 6 fats
regularly (5-7 hours a week)
or cease alcohol consumption
a healthy weight
your hands frequently- avoid infections
green veggies- Kale, collard, greens, spinach, brocolli, asparagus
Orange, tangerine, grapefruit,
(anti fungal, anti bacterial)
(beta carotene to fight off infection)
NutriBullet: I talk
about this product frequently, simply because it is a quick and easy way to get nutrients into your body up to 2x a day AND it has a very easy to follow
nutrient filled recipe book and 3 to-go serving cups with EASY ways to get feel great fast! The package blows any blender or vitamix away, and doesn't hurt your budget! If you want to get started feeling great today! Look online for the best deal, I have
seen them at Target and Bed bath and beyond for $99!
A classic feel good recipe that is good for you!
2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger root
tsp local honey to serve
lemon juice and fresh grated ginger into a plunger or large tea pot.
Boil water and pour into the pot over the ginger and
lemon, making sure to fill all the way up. This should take about 5 minutes. Pour into cup add honey- Enjoy.
Interested in making improvements to your nutritional fitness?
email me and ask about joining others, learn how you can use whole foods to improve your health and how you feel!
References for this blog:
Canned carriage oats: http://bethegarden.blogspot.com/2013/03/your-inner-garden-vol1.html
yummy soups: http://www.vegetariantimes.com/article/super-soups/
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