On this Juicy Journal, you will find a list of foods that will help strengthen your immunity. The cool part is, many of the foods listed have multiple benefits for the body and over-time you unlock them with regular consumption.
If you have pre-existing conditions, it’s important you listen to your body and do your research. There may be foods it is best you avoid and can easily find replacements with equal or more nutritional value.
My purpose is to open you up to the healing nature of the food already around you.
Ginger is known for treating colds usually in a tea. Don’t sleep on ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties. They are pivotal to boosting your immunity.
Turmeric is a herb that is so much more than adding dimension to your dishes with flavor. It contains a potent anti-inflammatory compound called curcumin (what gives it gives it vibrant orange-yellow color).
Did you know just eight strawberries contains more vitamin c than an orange? Yep. Strawberries are a fat-free, sodium-free, cholesterol-free, low-calorie food.
Blueberries are packed antioxidants that treat and prevent coughs and colds. Flavonoids, a class of antioxidants found in blueberries made adults 33 percent less likely to catch a cold. Good to know!
Tomatoes contain a high concentration of vitamin c. Vitamin c has shown to be vital to two major components of the immune system. Phagocytes and t-cells.
Dark chocolate is not only delicious but it contains a heavy concentration of theobromine, an antioxidant proven to alleviate coughing. Which was also found to be helpful in suppressing cough symptoms for bronchitis.
Rosemary contains antioxidants that serve as an anti-inflammatory. This allows for better digestion and gut health.
Mushrooms are known as a great way to boost one’s immunity. Some mushrooms varieties may help reduce inflammatory-inducing proteins. Meaning it acts as an inflammatory agent.
Citrus tends to be known for its vitamin c content. It is also a tasty way to stay hydrated. By adding a glass of citrus juice daily, you supply the body with a good source of fiber, may reduce kidney stones, may help protect against cancer and help immunity.
Garlic is an herb known in many cultures to cure a cold. It is often used in cooking and its benefits have not been studied thoroughly although. In a study it helped one group catch the common cold 1/3 less than the amount of those in the group who did not consume garlic. So you know what that means. Eat up!
Spinach is rich in many vitamins and nutrients like vitamin c, vitamin k1, vitamin a, folic acid, iron and calcium. Making it a great addition for immune health to every diet on a regular basis.
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