You Are What You Eat: Strengthening Your Immune System

Plant-Based Diet
Plant-Based Diet
Plant-Based Diet
Plant-Based Diet

Eating good food that is healthy and nourishing creates wellness in all facets of our lives. Going to a plant-based diet to turn your life around, is not a fool’s dream but a proven science that everyone should strive to try at least once in their lives.

One of the things that plant-based foods enable us to do is to strengthen our immune system- the line of defense that keeps our body healthy and well. Without a decent immune system, you would be 6ft in the ground, if not for it. Eating animal-based products weakens and handicaps the immune system. Plus the refine sugar-rich, savory, fried foods do you no help either.

If you are someone who feels the need to turn things around and get your immune system back on its feet, then here are a few foods that you can include in your diet to give you the best chance. Read on…

Don’t Go Easy On The Fibre

Fibre rich food is essential in ensuring healthy bowel movement and also for the removal of bad cholesterol. Thankfully, you won’t find yourself short in this department when you are switching to plant-based foods. Whole grains and legumes provide plenty of fiber for a healthy gut. These foods are also rich in zinc and vitamin B. The fibers from oats also increase the activity of killer T-cells and are high in B-glucan content.

Fall In Love With Spices And Teas

You must think this to be counterintuitive- including spices that may enrage and inflame your bowels? The medicinal properties of herbs and spices are uncovered for the most extent over the millions of years of digging by past civilizations. Herbs and spices are rich in antioxidants that when used in conjunction with other compounds boost and maximize the benefits.

Of some of the spices that are used, turmeric is one of the powerful spices that are rich in Curcumin, a potent anti-inflammatory substance that is a beautiful shade of yellow. Another one to add to the list is ginger, which contains phytochemicals that target viruses and common colds.

Teas are also great ways to get the immune system up and running. Green and hibiscus teas both rank high in the anti-oxidant content and to further accentuate the effects, you can add in a touch of turmeric, mint and/ or ginger.

Adding these two into your diet will bring forth, plenty of benefits and you will have a healthy and fitter you!