A strong immune system requires a balanced one. When our bodies are chronically inflamed, the immune system is too stressed to work efficiently. Lucky for us, anti-inflammatory foods can be some of the most common ones found in our pantries, containing the perfect amount of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other nutrients that can help prevent disease and illness, while boosting immunity.
Now that we are fully immersed in flu and sniffle season, we’ve gathered six immune-boosting ingredients to keep stocked in your pantry this winter season.
Garlic contains a high content of sulfur-containing compounds, such as allicin, which appear to have immune-boosting properties.
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Honey contains antioxidants that protect the structural integrity of cells and tissues, as well as free radical neutralizers that prevent harm to immunological cells. In animal studies, raw honey has been shown to help fight off bacteria and viruses thanks to the microbial profiles found in its raw form.
Leafy greens like spinach are rich in potassium and vitamin C — it’s also packed with numerous antioxidants and beta carotene, which may both increase the infection-fighting ability of our immune systems. Spinach is healthiest when it’s cooked in oil or fat as little as possible so that it retains its nutrients. Light cooking (with a dash of lemon) also makes it easier to absorb its vitamin A.
Incorporating anti-inflammatory foods into your daily routine is going to be helpful in making sure you and your loved ones keep your immunity strong and balanced. Check out the recipe below to put some of these common ingredients to use now.
Onda’s Innate Immuni-tea Recipe
Cozy up with this warm beverage the next time you feel a little under the weather. This delicious tea makes 2 servings, with 10-20 mg CBD per serving.
2 cups filtered water
2-inch knob of ginger, freshly peeled and sliced
Lemon peels of half a lemon
1 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 tbsp honey, local and raw
2 droppers Onda Innate Immunity
- Add to a small pot freshly peeled ginger and lemon peels. Cover with filtered water and bring to a boil.
- Once it is has reached a rolling boil, reduce to a simmer and put a lid over.
- Let simmer under cover for at least 20 minutes, up to all day.
- Pour yourself a mug, add the lemon juice and honey.
- Add a dropper or two of the Onda Innate Immunity and imbibe wellness.
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