Health/ Nutrition

5 Immune Boosting Foods

Cold and Flu season is upon us and so conventional healthcare providers tell us it's time to get our annual flu shot... Or is it? What if there was an alternative way to prevent the flu and colds. 

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Sugar - the immune system's worst enemy

Before I dive into the 5 immune boosting foods I'd like to talk a little about sugar and its effect on the immune system.

Sugar can suppress your immune system and impair your defenses against infectious disease. Researchers in the 1970's discovered that sugar and Vitamin C are similar in their chemical structure. Since white blood cells require Vitamin C to destroy bacteria and viruses you can imagine that the more sugar in your system the more difficult it becomes for white blood cells to do their work. Sugar and Vitamin C basically compete for space in those cells.

If you can do ONE thing to improve your immune health it should be to reduce sugar consumption. 

Now on to our 5 immune boosting foods...​

5 Immune Boosting Foods

1

Fermented Drinks

kombucha, kefir, kvass

2

Homemade Bone Broth

Broth from the bones of pasture raised animals without GMOs, antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, or herbicides. 

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4

Cultured Foods

sauerkraut, kimchi, tempeh, miso, yogurt

Hungarian Hangover Soup Recipe - This Hungarian Hangover Soup promises to bring you luck in the new year and cure your hangover!
5

Herbs and Spices

turmeric, garlic, ginger, onions

Golden Milk Elixir - Golden milk is an ancient ayurvedic remedy that boosts your immune system helping to combat colds, cough, inflammation, joint pain and so much more. It’s so delicious even your kids will ask for more!

Just in case the flu does strike here are two natural remedies that should have you feeling like yourself again in no time!

1

Cold and Flu Busting Elixir

epsom salts lavender bath

2

Magnesium Bath Soaks

epsom salts lavender bath

In Good Health!

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Deborah Davis
    December 14, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Hi Crystal,
    Friends and family members are already coughing and sneezing around me so this is the perfect time to start making and sharing these wonderful immune boosting foods. Have a happy holiday season. I’m pinning and sharing.

    • Reply
      Krystal
      December 15, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      Thanks for sharing Deborah! Keep well 😀

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