Superfoods for Immunity
Often I am asked what exactly are ÔÇÿsuperfoods‘ and what is it that sets them apart and gives them this status. It’s a fair question in fact. All good fresh and whole foods, have wonderful nutrition, superfoods however contain an incredibly dense source of nutrients that our bodies absolutely thrive on! I love them for exactly that and because I believe if you can supercharge your health with food then there are fewer visits to the doctor. Which brings me to my next pointÔÇªthe doctor and the winter that is ahead of us. Sigh.
It’s usually at this time of year, with a change of season and some serious morning chill that we find our bodies take a turn into the undesirable place known as Coldville. Nobody likes it there; the sneezes, runny nose, headaches and chesty coughs are tiring, anti-social and honestly pretty boring. So, knowing that this is the time when there’s a high chance of this happening to us, what practices in our diet and nutrition do we put in place to ensure our immune system is fighting fit? Well, I wouldn’t be speaking my truth if superfoods weren’t at the top of the list. So let’s start with them!
For immunity superfoods are key as they are some of the richest known sources of antioxidants. Antioxidants fight free radicals in the body. Free radicals are molecules that become elevated when we are run down, stressed, eating poorly and have negative patterns of behavior and emotions just to start. Ultimately when free radicals are not efficiently mopped up by antioxidants they attack our immune system.
So! Where to go from here? As always, frequent integration of superfoods into your diet is key to improving the state of your immune system and overall health and vitality. Let’s take a look at how this works with your day on a plateÔÇª
Upon rising: glass of water with 1 teaspoon Bioglan Liquid Chlorophyll to flush toxicity out of the body, accompanied by a probiotic
Breakfast: organic natural yoghurt for extra sources of probiotics with homemade granola (a great recipe awaits you for Coconut Granola in The Superfoods Kitchen Cookbook) and Breakfast Booster with Goji Berries
Lunch: quinoa cooked with Bioglan Meal Booster with Turmeric Cumin and Coriander (this is a wonderful antioxidant rich and anti-inflammatory combination), boiled eggs, sauerkraut, avocado, green beans, kale, fresh tomatoes and radish.
Afternoon: energizing antiox power Carrot and Ginger Smoothie with Bioglan Camu Powder
Dinner: baked salmon with chia seed crust, steamed greens and Dijon vinaigrette with Bioglan Camu Powder for a nutrient packed citrus zing