Over the next few weeks, we're going to be focusing on nutrition and wellness tips, recipes, and self-care resources to help keep you mentally and physically strong. We have some amazing guest contributors lined up that will inspire you to use this time for self-care and creating (and staying on track with) healthy habits.
To start, we've got a some quick tips on boosting your immunity naturally as well as some of our Blended smoothie picks for making it easy to get them in on the daily. We've also included some info on what to avoid.
Natural Immunity-boosters for a Healthy Mind and Body
Probiotics: improve gut health which boosts overall immunity. Sources: yogurt, fermented foods (tempeh, kimchi), kombucha.
Vitamins B6, C, D, E: boost your immune system & help your body fight off bacteria and infection. Check out our Immunity-Boosting & Recovery collection for healthy doses of each.
Garlic: helps the immune system fight germs. Are you cooking with it yet?
Ginger & Turmeric: known for their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune-boosting properties. The smoothies in our Deep Greens & Tropical Greens blends are packed with both.
Astralagus: helps kill bacteria & increases infection-fighting cells (keep your eye out for this booster in a new Blend coming soon...).
Antioxidants: are powerful compounds in our foods that keep our immune systems strong. Many natural cellular processes in our bodies create waste, some of which form free radicals that raise havoc on our health. The ability of antioxidants to destroy free radicals protects the structural integrity of cells and tissues. Dark chocolate/ cacao, spinach, kale, berries are all amazing sources; loaded into a ton of our blends (take your pick!).
2. Processed & fast foods
3. Food and drinks high in refined/added sugar
4. Refined carbohydrates.