The first step towards health is building up one’s immunity and luckily, it is super easy to do! Avoid foods that reduce immunity and eat everything...
The first step towards health is building up one’s immunity and luckily, it is super easy to do! Avoid foods that reduce immunity and eat everything that builds it up; it can’t get simpler than that! Your immune system is like an army against germs, and you need to feed the soldiers well in order for them to perform.
Although common belief is that animal proteins – meat and dairy – are good for health, the opposite is true. Children who are brought up on a plant based diet fall sick much less and rarely get the usual colds and fevers that other children do. Packaged, processed, fried, sugary foods are immunity busters.
Negative thinking and stress also work against our protection mechanism.
Nature has packed immunity boosters in all her offerings. If you eat right, your body is sure to be fortified to fight against any invaders.
Read this checklist to find out if you are on track!
Leafy greens give a boost of antioxidants and vitamins, ingredients that are so important in maintaining the immune system. Bananas and other fruits are nature’s perfect foods. And smoothies are so delicious too!
Chemicals are sprayed on foods to protect them from insects and other animals. They are harmful to us too and cannot be removed easily.
Eat Local & Seasonal
Nature knows when to grow what and where! Seasonal produce is freshest, and bursting with phytonutrients.
Eat a Rainbow Everyday
Most meals are varying shades of brown! Phytonutrients come in different colours and each one is important. Ensure that your meals are colourful and try to cover all the colours of the rainbow each day.
Listen to your Body
Nutrients are the spare parts for healing, and your body knows just what nutrients it needs, so don’t forget to listen to your cravings for certain fruits or vegetables.
Eat Home-cooked Meals
Foods cooked in most restaurants are not fresh and also use sauces that are full of preservatives. Foods that are freshly cooked contain the most nutrients.
An extremely vital nutrient for our white blood cells that defend against bacteria, viruses or fungi. With pollution levels rising, we don’t get enough Vitamin D from sunlight, so make sure that you take suitable supplements if your levels are low.
Vitamin B12 is required by every cell in the body. Since this vitamin is produced only by bacteria, it’s not uncommon to have shortages because of a super hygienic lifestyle. Alcohol and microwaves also destroy this vitamin. In today’s environment most people require a small dose of supplements lifelong.
The maximum healing occurs when we rest. The most important hours for healing are between 10 PM and 4 AM, but you have to be sleeping. Sleeping early and getting up early is one of the best things you can do for your immunity.
Yes! This is a must to build up the immune system.
Each thought has an impact on the cells of our body. Positive thoughts have a positive impact.