Stay healthy, Stay safe.
Staying healthy and safe, what’s not to love about that? Let’s take pride in using the freshest of products to ensure you get the best out of the meals that help you fight illnesses and boost your immune system. Eating the right food can have a significant effect on your mood. It energizes your body and leaves you feeling fine and dandy!
Eat a Bounty of Beans
When we say protein what pops into your mind? Chicken, fish, and meat? Well, protein is more than just that. Did you know plant-based protein is as healthy for you as all other kinds? In fact, plant-based proteins like red, pinto, navy, and black beans are packed with a load of nutrients.
Beans contain nutrients such as vitamin B, potassium, magnesium, and fiber. Kidney beans help slow the absorption of sugar into the blood and help your insulin from spiking.
Try a three-bean chili, or add beans to soups and salads and you will not regret the decision.
It’s a Fruity Fruit Party
Give that flu the boot with a citrusy fruit. Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C as we all know, which is vital for the proper functioning of a healthy immune system.
How can we miss the tropical fun of Papayas when talking about fruits. It’s loaded with antioxidants that can reduce inflammation, fight disease and keep you looking young. To eat, cut in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds, and enjoy! Here is a little tip for you, don’t throw out those black seeds, add them to your salad dressings and surprise yourself with a burst of flavors!
When talking about flavours, blueberries are the sweet and sour goodies loved worldwide. They are packed with nutrients that are high in potassium and vitamin C, making them the top choice of nutritionists.
Find your thrill on the blueberry hill to a berry berry nourishing 2021!
Let’s Take a Ride on the Green Side
Food Crowd is here to lead the scene and keep it green. Vegetables help you have a sound mind in a sound body. When we talk about immunity, greens are always first in line.
With broccoli and kale, you can’t fail. They are a nutritional powerhouse full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. Still, raw or cooked, broccoli is an excellent source of vitamin C and that is without a doubt the most essential nutrient for immune function.
Amongst the rainbow bell peppers, the red ones always win the race. Red bell peppers are full of great health benefits and that sweet, mild flavour gives you the edge to experiment with different spices. Along with an excellent taste they come with an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium that help with improvement of eye health and reduces the risk of several chronic diseases like anaemia.
Up next is another vegetable that all of us devour with steaks and pasta but may not know the benefits that tag along with it. It’s asparagus! One of the most nutritionally well-balanced vegetables that is high in folic acid and a great source of potassium, fiber, thiamine; and vitamins A, B6, and C. This low in calorie veggie is loaded with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are essential for blood clotting and bone health.
Other Ways to Boost the Immune System
There are so many ingredients that are sitting in your kitchen shelf and are not used for their best of benefits. Power ingredients like turmeric, ginger, cumin, cardamom, black pepper, mint, lemon juice and water are your warriors to fight bacteria.
Drink lots of water! Water helps to carry oxygen to your body cells, which results in properly functioning systems. It also works in removing toxins from the body, so drinking more of it could help prevent toxins from building up and having a negative impact on your immune system
Power teas like ginger-lemon, turmeric-ginger, mint with that lemony zing, or just a hot cup of golden milk made with turmeric, milk (dairy or non-dairy), cardamom, ginger, black pepper, and organic maple syrup help you become a fighter. These teas also help you sleep like a baby.
Eat healthy, feel healthy, get your happy sleep and loosen those stressful strings with some selfcare.