Cabbage – Cabbage has a multitude of health benefits, from strengthening immune systems and improving digestion to killing bacteria and fighting cancer. This cabbage soup recipe is full of high immunity vegetables. It has been a Godsend around our house this last week with all the gunk going around!
Leafy Greens – such as spinach, kale and Swiss chard: Leafy greens are packed with fiber, vitamin K and vitamin A. They’re great sautéed on their own, as the base of salads or even snuck into smoothies. Get the recipe here
Garlic – Garlic acts as an antioxidant by decreasing your chances of catching a cold and straightening your immune system. At just 4 calories per clove, it contains 5 mg of calcium, 12 mg of potassium, and more than 100 sulfuric compounds — powerful enough to wipe out bacteria and even viruses. It’s a healthy, zesty way to flavor almost any meal. Snack on this Immune Boosting Garlic Spread that can also double as an easy appetizer when entertaining.
Fish –Salmon and herring are high in healthy omega-3 fats that can help reduce inflammation and protect your immune system. Combine smoked, canned or cooked salmon, cucumber and mashed avocado or guacamole and make a roll-ups. These are easy snack or lunch options you can enjoy.
Tea –Drinking several cups of green or chamomile tea a day will provide healthy immune boosting amino acids like L-theanine that can help your body stay healthy. Drink a mug of tea with this healthy snack and keep your immune system strong.
Turmeric –Curcumin, the natural compound in turmeric responsible for its vibrant color, is a potent anti-inflammatory compound. It has also been shown to boost immune cell activity and enhance antibody responses. Combining turmeric with black pepper significantly ups curcumin bioavailability. Sprinkle a turmeric black pepper combo onto a smoothie, soup, broth, or cooked veggies. Check out these amazing turmeric recipes
Mushrooms – Mushrooms are high in selenium, which is effective at combating flu symptoms. Try eggs scrambled with mushrooms and spinach for a healthy low carb breakfast, or add some mushrooms to your salad or stir fry for a hearty lunch.
NOTE: If you need help with eating well, schedule a discovery call with me. Clients typically feel better within their first week of our work together, including increased energy, decreased brain fog, healthier digestion and better mood.