SUPPORT YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM You can start today by following these simple guidelines.
You know your immune system is battling when you experience Inflammation. This is when the immune system is activated because an invader is detected. Depending on the type of virus or bacterial imbalance your white cells go to work defending you. You may feel (or not feel) the following symptoms. Feeling fever, run down and inflammation is our immune response as the white cells try to fight off the invader and heal. Studies show that mice would lose their appetites with viruses but would eat again after the flu. Depending on the invader, our immune cells that go to work will differ. This is why sometimes eating supports a viral response but can be harmful when fighting a bacterial invader.⠀ The biggest contributor to a strong immune system is a healthy gut. Start drinking Kefir every day to restore your gut microbes and keep them balanced. Make sure to keep up your hydration and electrolytes to flush out the system while keeping up your energy levels.⠀ Fatty fish is rich in omega 3s. Omega 3s are anti-inflammatory and can reduce inflammation and protect against viruses.⠀ Beef, hemp and pumpkin seeds are high in zinc. Zinc is key for increasing body’s production of infection-fighting white blood cells.⠀ Chicken soup and broths hydrate. They are rich in electrolytes, essential minerals and supports the immune system. Chicken soup has anti-inflammatory properties because of its carnosine - protein building blocks that help heal the gut too. This is why chicken soup is touted during flu season.⠀ Eggs are rich in selenium. Selenium is an essential mineral that supports fighting infections. Selenium will be dependent on the soil the animal grazed on.⠀ Garlic acts like an antioxidant and can protect against a winter cold. Chamomile tea can provide immune-boosting amino acids like L-Theanine that helps your body stay healthy. Herbal teas also have less oxalates than green and black teas.⠀ Ginger can help with upset stomach & support the immune system.⠀ Fasting helps speed up metabolism and fight infection more effectively. If you don’t put any food in your body, your body has one job: kill the invader. Fasting for 48-72 hrs promotes recycling of damaged immune cells. Fasting for 72 hours can regenerate your ENTIRE immune system. Vit C is a power immune booster and can be found in citrus fruit and berries. Berries also contain antioxidants. GMO foods will break down your gut health and this will in turn aggravate the gut resulting in an immune response and inflammation. #numesakefir #guthealth #healthytummyhappylife #StrongeImmuneSystem