Healthy Habits to Boost your Immunity
‘Tis cold & flu season, which means it’s a great time to give your immune system some extra love.
A strong immune system is vital for good health wellbeing. Here are 5 healthy habits that will help strengthen your immunity and help you stay healthy during these winter months.
Getting Enough Sleep
Sleep is essential and allows your body and mind to relax and replenish.
Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate
Staying well hydrated is an essential component for a strong immune system, helping to replenish and excrete any toxins the body is holding onto. It is also important to incorporate water-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, broths, and herbal teas.
Physical exercise is incredibly important for maintaining optimal health. Benefits include a regulated digestive tract, boosted immunity, builds muscle which increases metabolism, reduce oxidative stress, and increased energy levels. Exercise creates a healthy routine to de-stress, which aides in recovery and fighting inflammation.
Eating a Balanced Diet
A healthier you, IS a happier you. Eating a nutrient-rich diet including antioxidants and key vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C and Zinc, helps to promote healthy gut microbiota which helps to regulate immune response by defending itself against bacteria and viruses. May we suggest our Lemon Ginger with Camu Camu Grain Free Granola?
Herbs to Improve Immune Support
There are so many herbs and plants to supports overall immune health and wellbeing.
Echinacea- Stimulates the immune system helping to fight infection
Elderberry- Immune boosting antioxidants
Ginger Root- Enhances immune response
Goldenseal- Anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties
Oregano- Supports healthy respiratory function
Following these lifestyle and dietary changes can give your immune system a super boost in preparation for the long winter ahead.
Check out some of our Immune Boosting Recipes:
Mango Smoothie Bowl
Start the morning off right with this immune supporting Mango Smoothie Bowl that packs a tropical punch to switch up your morning routine. We love mangos because they have high levels of vitamin C, fibre, pectin and can help benefit skin health. Add in the superfood turmeric and our Rawcology Lemon Ginger with Camu Camu Raw Crunch Granola, and you’ve got a trifecta of immune boosting ingredients to get you ready to take on the week!
Pear Cucumber Smoothie
This really easy creamy Pear Cucumber Smoothie is what we are shopping for as we plan out our meals for the week ahead. It’s a great quick breakfast and can be powered up with a scoop of nut or seed butter or plant-based protein powder of choice. The hit of fresh ginger is a natural immune booster that also brings a spicy surprise to this smoothie.
Sweet Potato Soup
Lean into "Soup Season" with this delicious Plant Based Creamy Sweet Potato Soup recipe. This recipe is filled with so much flavour from ginger, cumin, fennel, curry powder and loaded with a ton of nutritious powerhouse veggies. Your immune system, blood sugar and taste buds will thank you!
Super Boost Smoothie Bowl
We believe that smoothie season is every season! It's a great way for you to get a super boost of veggies, fruit, nutrients and minerals. The Super Boost Smoothie Bowl is jam-packed with all the vitamin C love.
Immune Boosting Ginger Turmeric Tonic
Do your part to keep your immune system boosted with this Ginger Turmeric Tonic recipe. A spicy antioxidant and anti-inflammatory blend of ginger, lemon, turmeric powder, raw ginger and our Lemon Ginger Grain Free Granola.