7 Superfoods to support your immune system - Britt's Superfoods

7 Superfoods to support your immune system

Your immune system is like the guardian of your well-being, tirelessly protecting your health. Even the strongest defenders need some support now and then. That's where superfood juices come into play – they act as trusted allies, giving your immune system the boost it needs to ward off those troublesome germs. 

Immune supporting superfoods

1.Wheatgrass Juice: Imagine it as your superhero's green elixir. Wheatgrass juice is brimming with chlorophyll, the enchanting green substance found in plant leaves. It's like a secret weapon for a robust immune system. And it's not just green; it's packed with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and enzymes, making it a genuine elixir of health. It's one of the reasons we love our wheatgrass juice so much as  this powerhouse of a superfood contains particularly high levels of vitamins A and E and 92 minerals (out of the 102 we need), 21 amino acids (out of a possible 24) and over 80 enzymes.

2.Ginger: This little spicy root isn't just there to add a kick to your dishes – it's your immune system's trusty companion. Ginger boasts anti-inflammatory and antibacterial superpowers, making it a formidable ally in your quest for wellness. So, spice up your meals with ginger, and you'll be ready to take on any cold or virus.

3.Garlic: Garlic has been a go-to remedy for ages, and for good reason. It contains allicin, a compound that empowers your white blood cells – the defenders of your immune system. It's like having your own legion of immune heroes, ready to protect you from invaders.Studies on garlic find that it is immune-stimulating — increasing the activity of NK cells, a type of immune cell that has granules with enzymes that can kill tumour cells or cells infected with a virus.

4.Turmeric: Meet the golden spice! Turmeric is not just a pretty face; it's a powerhouse with curcumin, famous for its anti-inflammatory effects. But that's not all – it's also a boost for your immune system, activating various immune cells. Add some turmeric to your meals, and you'll hold the golden ticket to a resilient immune system.

5.Kale: These leafy greens are like the knights in shining armour for your immune system. Packed with vitamins A, C, and E, they fortify your body's defences. You can incorporate kale into salads, smoothies, or even turn it into delicious kale chips.

6.Spinach: Another leafy hero! Spinach is like a superhero team-up, loaded with flavonoids, carotenoids, and vitamins C and E, all working in harmony to support your immune system. It's like having a league of nutritional heroes in one veggie.

7.Mushrooms: Mushrooms have a rich history in traditional Chinese medicine. Among them, research shows that reishi mushrooms stand out for their immune-boosting properties. They enhance the Th1 cytokine response, support chemotherapy effectiveness, and combat certain strains of the herpes virus. 

What not to eat

Your immune system is a fan of good nutrition, but it's a bit choosy about what it wants. So, alongside sipping those superfood juices, here's a suggestion: consider reducing your intake of processed, packaged, and highly refined foods.

You see, some foods aren't exactly your immune system's best pals. These less-than-ideal options often fall under the category of ultra-processed and refined foods. They're like the villains in the nutrition world because they strip away the essential elements your immune system craves, such as natural fibre, phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals. Overindulging in these foods can work against your immune system by causing oxidative stress and inflammation, diverting your body from its primary task – protecting you from pesky germs that lead to illness.

Of course, what you consume is just one part of the plan to support your immunity. There are other habits to consider, like managing stress, ensuring you get a good night's sleep, and staying physically active. These are like the supporting characters that help your immune system perform even better.

The best part is, we've made it super convenient for you to enjoy these superfoods. Our superfood juices are delivered frozen to your door, ready for you to savour. It's like having a tasty immunity-supporting elixir at your fingertips. So, let's keep our immune system strong and prepared to face any challenges that come our way. Here's to your health – you've got this! 🌟🥤💪

 

 

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