Immunity Boosting Recipes to help you through a Pandemic
Strengthening our immune systems is one of the best things we can do for ourselves during this time.
Immunity boosting is a continuous multifaceted process. A healthy lifestyle, proper sleep schedules, a wholesome diet, exercise, good mental health - all help to strengthen the immune system.
Did you know? It takes four days to cover up an hour of missed sleep
The human body physically restores itself during sleep. The body heals at a cellular level when you sleep. Without sufficient sleep, the body produces fewer cytokines (a type of protein that targets infection and inflammation). A large sleep debt leads to mental and physical fatigue. Catching up on missed sleep isn't the same as sleeping at night. Did you know? It takes four days to cover up an hour of missed sleep. So stick to an appropriate sleep schedule.
Let us consider our organs and tissue to be like sponges, absorbing what we put into our bodies. By exercising, we release the stagnant energy within our cells, allowing it to remove the harmful toxins in our bodies. Exercise also strengthens other organ systems making them more responsive. A brisk walk, some stretches, breathing exercises do wonders for your body.
Here are some of our favourite Immunity boosting recipes that are worth trying:
- 1tbsp Turmeric, 1/2tbsp ground pepper, 1tbsp honey. Mix these together
- Elderberries known for their medicinal properties are great for boosting immunity as well. You can buy Elderberry tea at the grocery store and have that a few times a day.
- Immunity Tea : 500mL water, 1 tsp Ginger, 1 tsp Turmeric, 5 peppercorns. Bring to a boil and sip while hot.
Stay safe everyone, sending you all lots of love!