We are all looking for ways to make healthy food taste good, but in current times we are challenged to spend time in our kitchen to make this a reality. More importantly, we have learned the convenience of ordering food from restaurants with delivery as one of life’s conveniences. But to live well, we must eat healthy. To eat healthy, we have to have quality food that tastes good and fulfills many purposes – from vitamins and mineral requirements to boosting immunity. While kale, mustard greens, collard greens, chard, red leaf lettuce, and watercress are packed with the phytonutrients the immune system needs to optimally function, we often shy away from these dark, leafy greens. Watch Personal Fitness Chef Avi Greene assemble healthy salads in a way you most likely never considered.
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In Our Video Collection:
- Making Immune-Boosting Salads – 16:35
- A Home-Crafted Healthy Dressing – 6:42
- Powering up Regular Meals Flavors – and Less Fat – 22:02
The Top Foods for Boosting the Immune System
- Citrus fruits.
- Red bell peppers.
Immune response is a natural process that takes place in the body, so one of the best ways to boost immunity is to supplement your diet with natural herbs. Unlike medications that may contain chemicals, natural herbs are safe and lack toxins that weaken the immune system.
Certain herbs target and aid the immune system in defending against viruses and infections. These herbs also act as natural remedies to flu and offer other health benefits for the cardiovascular and digestive systems and provide anti-inflammatory support.
Eating a healthy diet is very important during the COVID-19 pandemic. What we eat and drink can affect our body’s ability to prevent, fight and recover from infections. While no foods or dietary supplements can prevent or cure COVID-19 infection, healthy diets are important for supporting immune systems. Good nutrition can also reduce the likelihood of developing other health problems, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes and some types of cancer. For babies, a healthy diet means exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months, with the introduction of nutritious and safe foods to complement breastmilk from age 6 months to 2 years and beyond. For young children, a healthy and balanced diet is essential for growth and development. For older people, it can help to ensure healthier and more active lives.
We’ve got some recipes to boost immunity and elevate your family’s health and wellness.
In this section:
- Guidance: Nutrition and COVID19