“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ―Hippocrates
Did you know that the immune system’s army is in the stomach? And to keep the army healthy, you need to feed it good nourishment.
Our immune system does an incredible job at protecting us from all those pesky germs that want to invade our body. But sometimes, germs pass by it and we get sick. Thankfully, it is possible to intervene and give the immune system a helping hand.
In this article, I share you easy recipes to boost immunity and help you fight those nasty germs and colds.
Ginger-spiced banana smoothie
Ginger is a well known antibacterial food, which has anti-inflammatory properties, eases gut problems, and even kills cancer cells. Boost its anti-inflammatory proprieties with a dash of cinnamon and a handful of spinach and you’ve got a new favorite breakfast.
To make this smoothie you need:
Red Cabbage Healing Smoothie
Freshly picked red cabbage has the highest concentration of flavonoids/antioxidants of all other cabbages. Add in blackberries, with their high vitamin C content and antioxidants, and you’ve got an excellent smoothie for when you are fighting a cold. Need more fighting power against the cold? Bring in the elderberry, which is also high in vitamin C.
To make this smoothie, you need:
The weird looking pineapple has a lot of health benefits. It helps cure colds, improves digestion, reduces inflammation, protects against cancer, and helps keep your immune system in perfect shape. Add some yogurt into the mix and you have a great breakfast or snack to keep you healthy.
To make the parfait, you need:
High in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, beans are a powerful tool to keep us healthy in the long run. They are also very affordable and can be turned into delicious dishes. Add to the mix onions, which have powerful antioxidants and the ability to enhance your digestive system, and this soup should be part of your fail-proof recipes to live a healthier life.
To make the bean soup, you need:
Beets are known to lower blood pressure, improve stamina, fight inflammation, protect against cancer, and are a good source of vitamin C, too. No wonder they are known as one of the healthy foods you should eat on a regular basis.
To make beet hummus, you need:
By Cris Puscas
Cris Puscas is a contributing writer at BookCulinaryVacations.com, the best place to book a culinary vacation. She is a hopeless romantic, equally passionate about discovering new places to explore and new foods to try.
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