In previous blogs, we've shared tips on how to boost your immune systems. Now we'd like to give you six more easy steps to follow. Almost guaranteeing you can fight infections better during the colder winter and flu months.
With all the water you drink, make sure to add lemon juice and/or raw apple cider vinegar. Just a squeeze of lemon can boost your vitamin C levels, increase absorption of water and stimulate digestion. And try 1-2 tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar in your next salad dressing mix.
Eat plenty of greens and root veggies. In a perfect world, 2/3 of your plate should be vegetables. The chlorophyll in spinach, dill, kale, parsley, cilantro, sprouts, cabbage, wheatgrass, seaweed, celery, asparagus, brussel sprouts, and green tea aid detoxifies the blood. It also reduces inflammation, removes toxic heavy metals, and strengthens the immune system.
Minimize caffeine and sugar (non-fruit sources). Caffeine increases your stress levels, which reduce your immunity. Sugar weakens your immunity and increases inflammation. And for the record, bacteria loves to feed on sugar.
Eat more fruit! 1 ½ to 2 cups of are recommended each day. Fruit is high in
antioxidants, vitamin C, fiber, and so much more to help keep you disease free.
Probiotics. Eating healthy bacteria through food and taking a supplement when
necessary not only prevents getting sick, it also boosts your mood.
Vitamin B complex. Getting a high dose of your B vitamins reduces stress and
increases your energy levels naturally.
We hope these suggestions can help you and your family stay healthy, particularly during the holiday season.
Live natural. Live well.