Foods to Boost Your Immune System: Most of us humans that live in a 1st world society don’t really like to be bothered by things like nature, germs, and or getting off the couch to do anything other than grab some chips or hit the modern bathroom facilities. Its not our fault we are conditioned with long work days, high caloric non nutritive diets, and our dopaminergic brain areas being blasted by excessive stimulation every waking moment.
With news of anti-biotic resistant bacteria, coronaviruses, and apocalyptic asteroid collisions its easy to just give up and say “ If its meant to be….its meant to be.” Though it’s really not that difficult to align your wellbeing, fitness, and immune health goals to your daily routine with supplements, diverse food choices, and or a little upgrade to your cleaning products and health regimens.
The idea here is to create some tasty new options and increase the nutrient density of your foods without adding a whole lot of calories. All of these options are relatively low calorie or even no-calorie and can add a huge amount of value to your daily nutrition checklist. There are even natural cleaners, soaps, and anti-bacterials that compare or out perform things like bleach and alcohol.
Foods to Boost Your Immune System
Mushrooms ( all types)
- Sauté into stir fries and or omelets.
- Add to Salads (not all can be eaten raw)
- Add to Soups or Slow cooks
- Take supplemental capsules or add powder to coffee or protein
Berries (examples Acai, Blueberry, Raspberry, Gooseberry)
- Add to yogurt, smoothies, and or blended protein shakes
- Add to Salads in fresh or dried forms
- Use low sugar preserves
- Use in capsules, powders, or liquid concentrates
Greens (Spinach, Kale, Sprouts, etc..)
- Salads are amazing to add to meals or create full meals
- Blend greens into smoothies
- Make Kale Chips in the Oven
- Add Sprouts to Sandwiches, Salads, or smoothies
Herbs (Rosemary, Oregano, Thyme, Sage, Tea Tree etc..) Foods to Boost Your Immune System
- Create Herb Blends and Marinades
- Sprinkle in while cooking
- Great for Grilling (they protect some meats from oxidizing/burning)
- Adds some personality to egg whites and omelets
- Switch to natural cleaners that use Oregano and or Thymol instead of Bleach
- Try Tea Soaps post gym time for added protection against bad skin microbes