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

  • Green tea

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

  • Bone broth

Medicinal mushrooms - immune supporting

  • Reishi, mitake, shitake,

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