Feel like you’re always getting sick? Or want to avoid catching a cold that’s going around the office? First, make sure you’re getting enough sleep! After that, start adding some immune-boosting foods to your diet.
But, what are these special magical foods you ask? Keep reading.
Whether you eat dairy, almond, soy, or coconut milk yogurt--we can all agree that yogurt is delicious and a very easy snack to have on the go!
What makes yogurt so good for your immune system? Live and active cultures.
Your immune system depends greatly on gut health. Live and active cultures are probiotics that promote digestion and healthy gut bacteria.
What we consume can greatly affect our gut microbes and our body’s vitamin-intake, digestion habits, and energy level.
Yogurt contains healthy proteins, vitamins, and “good bacteria” so whether you eat it with granola, some local honey, or plain--it’s a wonderful addition to your diet!
Elderberry syrup is a powerful tool to help boost your immune system. Whether you’re trying not to get sick, or you’re already sick and want to recover as soon as possible, elderberry is your friend.
Elderberries are packed with antioxidants that especially come in handy during cold and flu season.
In a Norwegian study, 60 patients who had experienced flu-like symptoms were given either elderberry syrup or a placebo syrup within the first 48 hours of their symptoms to see if the elderberry syrup would aid the patients and if so, to what degree. Those who were given the elderberry syrup were no longer suffering from the virus at a much faster-rate (on average about 4 days sooner) than those who took the placebo.
Did you know that kiwis are more heavily concentrated with Vitamin C than oranges? Whenever we hear “Vitamin C,” we typically think of a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. Yes, oranges are an excellent source of this essential vitamin but kiwis should not be underestimated!
One cup of sliced kiwi has about 167 milligrams of Vitamin C. It would take about 1 ¾ cups of sliced oranges to equal this amount.
If you really want to be an over-achiever, Guava has a whopping 377 milligrams of Vitamin C per cup.