Is COVID-19 going away? I am sure we all know the answer.
The toll COVID-19 has taken over the last two years is extremely huge and now we are living with it and still have a lot to learn about this pandemic.
An increasing amount of evidence tells us that our diet and lifestyle choices can influence how our bodies respond to illness. In the time of COVID-19, this wisdom for staying healthy is more important than ever1.
Let’s learn how to adopt very simple, healthy habits in your daily life to naturally support your body against illness. Heal & Flourish is here with you on this journey. Make sure that you subscribe to our newsletter and receive early notification, so you don’t miss out on anything. I promise I will not flood you with emails (I wish I have more time to do that) :). I will only be sharing bite size information that is easy to understand, so that you can incorporate it into your daily diet and lifestyle habits immediately. You just need to take small steps, once at a time.
So, let’s start with the Immune System.
Why is your immune system so important?
The below quotes sum up very good why your immune system is important.
“No doctor has ever healed anyone of anything in the history of the world. The human immune system heals and that’s the only thing that heals.”
– Bob Wright, American Anti-Cancer Institute Founder
“With cancer or any other chronic disease, it’s all about lowering inflammation and increasing the immune system response .“
– Dr. Sunil Pai, M.D.
Your immune system is your firewall between your body and foreign threats that can cause infections and diseases. It defends your body from harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi. Your immune system can become compromised by poor diet, lifestyle, stress, anxiety, environment, medications, and other factors. As you age, your immunity declines as well. It’s important to support and enhance your immune system when you get older.
Do you want to know how to nourish and optimise your immune system?
Let’s start FIRST with NUTRITION, one of the 8 Heal & Flourish’s principles.
Discover 10 of the best foods, herbs and supplements for healthy immunity support.
TODAY food for your healthy immunity: 1. DARK GREEN VEGETABLES
Dark green vegetables such as watercress, mustard greens, kale, spinach, broccoli, bok choy, Brussels sprouts, arugula, microgreens, dandelion greens, are packed with fiber, vitamins A, C, B-vitamins, E and K. They are rich in carotenoids-antioxidants, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium. They also contain high levels of phytonutrients that not only support your immune system for its optimal function, but also help prevent damage to cells.
- Eat organic and support your local farmers as you can. Even better if can plant your own veggies and herbs.
- Eat more of them, the more the better; combine different types of greens and other colourful veggies in your meals.
- You can eat them raw, steam, or cook depending on the type of veggies.
- You can transform your leafy green by preparing them in different ways: Blend them into smoothies, use them as wrap for your fresh spring rolls, throw them in the soup, hotpot, saute, or roast them, mix them with other herbs for your salad, pesto, sauces. You name it!
Give your comments below and let me know what green veggies that you ate, or will eat today and how you do you prepare them?
1 Source: Lindsay Bloom. https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2020/Q3/enhancing-immunity-is-topic-of-upcoming-healthy-boiler-workshop.html