Winter is the season to build up the immune system and nurture your body. Eating nourishing foods and being good to yourself is key to health during these colder months when everyone around you seems to be getting sick.
Go for garlic. Garlic has the ability to help boost your immune system. Best ways to consume more garlic: Add 2-4 cloves on whatever you're cooking up. OR chop up 2-4 cloves, let it sit for 10 minutes then swallow with water, like you would vitamins.
Turmeric. Turmeric is one of the foods with the highest antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. We love this delicious spice and all of its health benefits. You can add it to most of your dishes, but don’t forget the dash of black pepper when using it.
Drink lemon water. Lemon water not only will help you stay hydrated, but you’ll get an extra boost of food-based Vitamin C. Hydration + Vitamin C is an essential, especially going into winter.
Reach for the greens. Greens are cleansing and detoxing foods that help nourish the body. It’s important for our immune system to consume quality greens that are loaded with chlorophyll, vitamins and phytonutrients. The more variety of greens and other raw vegetables you eat, the better.
Mushrooms. Medicinal mushrooms are a powerhouse of nutrients. If you’re already cooking with them keep it up. Superfood mushrooms like reishi, shiitake and turkey tail all have a lengthy list of health benefits. Everything from brain booster, hormone helper, antioxidants, aids in sleep, anti-inflammatory and more.
Take a warm Epsom salt bath. We love the relaxing and positive effects of an Epsom salt bath. It’ll help you relax, loosen stiff joints, ease muscle strains, and helps eases colds and congestion.
There’s always time for tea. A warm mug of tea is like a blanket for your insides. One of our favorites is ginger. It's great if you’re feeling nauseous or looking for something to sooth your throat.
These are our healthy immunity boosting tips to help you get through the winter.
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