Boost your immunity to thrive through the winter season. If cooking becomes too much, try this nutritional goodness. Winter is the time of year for soups, stews, mugs of tea, big jumpers and roaring up our fire. Here’s how a health copywriter fills her kitchen.
Wholefoods To Boost Your Immunity
Oranges, Lemons & Grapefruit - packed with vitamin C and may help reduce the length and severity of colds. Enjoy other low fructose fruits which packed with phytochemicals.
Garlic & Onion - contain a phytochemical called allium, which may help reduce the severity of colds and is excellent for decongesting the respiratory tract.
Green Tea - who doesn't love a good cuppa? Sometimes I enjoy my green tea with a slice of ginger and a slice of lemon. Green tea is full of antioxidants. Antioxidants help boost our immune system and fight off bacteria and viruses.
Ginger Tea - has several bacteria-fighting properties that may help suppress a cold. Ginger is excellent for relieving any nausea and may suppress continual coughing.
Liquorice Tea - is terrific for suppressing cough and a tickly throat. Manuka honey to increase anti-bacterial properties.
Manuka Honey - add a teaspoon to increase anti-bacterial properties of your cuppa and soothe a cough.
Lean, grass-fed red meat - enjoyed in moderation may boost the immune system and help fight anaemia and feelings of lethargy. Too much red meat may cause congestion.
Oysters - are one of the most abundant sources of zinc. Oysters may help with the development of white blood cells, our body’s natural immunity boosters.
Wasabi & Chilli - hot and spicy foods may decongest and warm the body to ease chills and fever.
Chicken and Lemongrass Soup - contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help ease chest infections and reduce chills and fever. Soups help keep mucous secretions thin.
Supplements - a superior multi-vitamin and mineral including a good dose of vitamin A, C, D, zinc, probiotics. Probiotics help keep the bacteria in our gut balanced. Balancing your gut bacteria supports your immunity. Many experts tell us that 70% of our immune system is in your gut.
Avoid Mucus Forming Foods
Remove all mucus forming foods including;
White wheat flour
Cold sugary drinks.
Ensure to include other calcium foods to keep optimum calcium levels. Sometimes the added support of a supplement and a healthy lifestyle help enormously.