You've probably already noticed that this flu season has been particularly savage. All the more reason to fortify your immune system!
Here are a few simple yet effective tips on how to boost your immunity that ALSO will keep your body in a healthy fat-burning state...
1. Avoid the following foods/beverages as much as possible:
...processed sugar, alcohol, gluten, dairy. All of the above promote inflammation and acidity in the body which sets you up for illness as well as weight gain.
2. Get a daily dose of ginger.
Ginger's anti-inflammatory properties provide a boost to the circulatory system, and a healthy circulatory system also improves immune function.
Ginger also has some very strong anti-bacterial properties that help us stay energized and balanced. The less bad bacteria you have the more effectively your body can function, and the more effective your body can function the more effectively it sheds excess weight!
With vitamin C as well as ginger, our Beauty & Brilliance juice will give you a convenient, concentrated dose of immune-boosting nutrition.
This one's a no-brainer. Sleep deprivation will run down your immune system like nothing else and has also been linked to an increased risk of obesity. A lack of sleep throws off the hormones that control appetite, hunger, and blood sugar. Make an effort to get 7-9 hours each night.
4. Drink green juice!
The more RAW leafy greens you get into your diet, the better your health will be. With three different types of leafy greens (spinach, kale, and collards), our Energy & Endurance juice gives your body the optimal nutrition it needs to function at its best, including chlorophyll and a multitude of antioxidants which improve the body's ability to fight off infection.
Green juice is highly alkalizing, and bacteria cannot survive in an alkaline, oxygen-rich environment. The more greens you have the more oxygen you have, and the LESS bad bacteria you have. When you're sick, your body is in an acidic state and a feeding ground for bad bacteria. Green juice will balance this acidity, creating an environment bad bacteria hate.
5. Get 30 mins of exercise daily.
No need to limit yourself, but just 30 minutes of exercise a day will detox your lymphatic system and help your body defend against infections in a major way (and it goes without saying that regular exercise promotes healthy weight loss)!
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Hi! I'm Nicole, Raw Generation's resident healthy lifestyle blogger, creative director, and hardcore herbivore. Thanks for letting me share my passion for perpetual self-improvement and plant-based living with you!