The foods we eat can change our physical, mental, and emotional health within minutes. Eating a sugary cereal for breakfast instead of eating a grapefruit can mean the difference between a good day and a bad one! Every extra spoonful of sugar or lack of a vitamin weakens our bodies and makes us more susceptible to illnesses, as our bodies have a harder time fighting them off. We know that foods like citrus (grapefruit, oranges, lemons, etc.), green vegetables, chicken, ginger, and even garlic are great for our immune systems, but it can be hard to choose them over cookies!
As the winter months drag on and flu season only continues, these are some of our favorite immune-boosting recipes:
One of the easiest ways to get vitamin C into your system is to make yourself an immunity smoothie. It’s a great way to make yourself a quick breakfast or snack, too! Just throw some of your favorite fruits into a blender, add some yogurt if you so choose, and stick it in a to-go cup. Consider the following recipes:
These salads are both delicious and full of the vitamins you need, plus they’re quick and easy to make for dinner or pack away for lunch:
If you’re already sick, there’s nothing better than a steaming hot bowl of chicken noodle soup, but the vitamins and antioxidants involved can help you avoid getting sick in the first place! Plus, it doesn’t have to be a boring old can of chicken noodle. Consider these options:
Even if you want to stick to the same chicken recipe you’ve used for years, consider adding creamed spinach as a side dish instead of rice for increased immunity. Look for creative ways to add superfoods like berries and leafy greens to your daily diet.
Remember, when in doubt, see your doctor. If your doctors is out of your health care network or if you need help finding a new plan so you can get yourself to a doctor, call us today at 615-541-4257.