Food is your Edible Medicine Cabinet

YOUR MISSION: to guard your body against invaders. Make it harder for any harmful virus or bacteria to take a hold and linger in your system.

Health crises are a wake-up call for all of us. And There’s nothing like a virus pandemic to make you think about upping your immunity.

You don’t achieve good immune health by taking buckets of supplements, but through a phytonutrients rich diet, adequate fluid intake, restful sleep, regular exercise, and reducing stress.

Dietary and herbal Supplements can provide extra immune support, but they aren’t the answer to good immune health.

Your immune system needs to be strong enough to fight off invading microbes but should not react so strongly that it ends up damaging healthy cells.

 

70% -80% OF OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM lies in our GUT!

 

We consume food and drinks at least three times a day so they have one of the biggest impacts on our health

By feeding the billions of good bacteria that live in our gut, you keep our first line of immune defence intact.

 

Your IMMUNE BOOSTING program begins with FOOD.

Where to start?

1. Ditch the sugary drinks and processed foods

Sugar laden drinks and processed foods just feed the harmful bacteria and starve the good bacteria. 

 Consuming sugar laden drinks and processed foods means you are also starving your body of all the nutrients that help your body win the fight against the invaders. 

2. Up your dose of garlic and onions.

Garlic and onions are known for their powerful anti-viral, antibacterial and antifungal properties

 Garlic and onions feed your gut and good bacteria the nutrients to thrive on. 

So start chopping garlic, onions, chives, leeks, spring onions and enjoy daily.

 

3. Munch on greens.

Include green vegetables into snacks and meals. Greens are full of Phytonutrients and fibre that help good bacteria thrive.

Eat green salads at lunch or dinner. Baby spinach is a good alternative to lettuce. 

Spinach and kale are also great for green smoothies. 

4. Add foods that good bacteria (prebiotics) need to thrive.

Prebiotics  are the food your good bacteria thrive on.

A healthy gut makes the rest of your body less vulnerable to bacterial and viral invaders.

The fibre in plants feed the good bacteria in your gut, which is Good for the Immune system! 

So think about adding radishes, asparagus, Jerusalem artichokes and tomatoes to meals. 

Eat the stalks. The stalks of broccoli or the bottoms of asparagus – are the most nutritious for the gut bacteria. So eat them.

5. Try fermented foods.

You can ferment virtually any veggie you like, or buy items like sauerkraut, kimchi, miso or kefir.

 

Cultured Dairy and non-dairy products Fermented dairy and dairy alternatives are a rich source of beneficial bacterial Maas and especially kefir milk, are packed with beneficial probiotics bacteria plain you

Not a fermented food fan?

Then try adding organic apple cider vinegar to salads or add a tablespoon to a cup of hot or cold water with a bit of lemon juice and/or sweetener to taste. 

6. Freshly brewed herbal Tea’s.

For the next few weeks or months, cut back on wine, beer, cocktails, any form of alcohol. 

 Try hot tea drinks made with immune-boosting herbs like Pelargonium, andrographis, and elderberry.

6. Spice up your meals.

Ginger, garlic, turmeric, cinnamon, thyme and cayenne pepper.

These spices add delicious flavour to foods you eat. They also pack a powerful punch against invading viruses and bacteria.