Nutrition to boost your immunity during COVID 19
With COVID-19 growing in America, to protect ourselves from a viral attack we must work to keep our immune system strong.
It is important that we minimize the intake of alcohol, smoking, sweets and processed foods as they all minimize our immune system. Try to drink plenty of water, exercise, practice stress management and sleep well.
Another way to boost our immunity is through our diet, along with supplements and herbs.
Adequate protein intake - sufficient protein is important to create antibodies that make up our immune system.
Organic, hormone free, grass fed animal protein
Legumes - soybeans, split peas, kidney beans, black beans
Nuts/ seeds - hemp seeds, pistachios, sunflower seeds, flax
Herbs - with antiviral and immune enhancing properties, remember food is medicine!
Herbs - garlic, ginger, holy basil, ginseng, cinnamon
Apple cider vinegar
Foods with Vit C - supports the cellular function of innate and adaptive immune systems.
Vegetables - kale, broccoli, tomato, snow peas
Fruits - oranges, kiwi, guava, strawberries, papaya, pineapple, mango, honeydew
Foods with Vit D - best nutrient that supports immunity against infections.
Fish - salmon, swordfish, rainbow trout,
Mushrooms - raw crimini mushrooms, shitake, white button mushrooms
High in Zinc - a mineral that supports a strong immunity by the activation of T-cells, especially great for fighting against colds.
Protein - lamb, grass fed beef, organic hormone free chicken
Legumes - chickpeas, lentils
Nuts/ Seeds - pumpkin seeds, cashews, almonds, sesame seeds
Vegetable - mushroom, spinach,
Gut supporting foods - is important because when digestion is healthy so will the immune system.
Fermented foods - sauerkraut, kimchi, natto, miso, tempeh
Unsweetened yogurt, kefir
Medicinal mushrooms - immune supporting
Reishi, mitake, shitake,