Are you looking for ways to boost your immune system? Eating a well-balanced diet that emphasizes plant-based foods is one of the best things you can do to help ensure you’re getting a variety of nutrients, vitamins and minerals as we all try to stay healthy.
These five recipes will help boost your immune system.
This recipe is packed with vitamin E, an essential nutrient in fighting infection in the body, thanks to the base of sunflower seeds in the pesto sauce. All you need is 15 minutes to make this pesto pasta and the best part is, it gets better with age. Hello, leftovers!
Did you know that red bell peppers contain over 50% the recommended daily amount of vitamin C? Grill them up along with your favorite veggies in a delicious marinade and serve with a garlic-infused oil for an antimicrobial kick. If you don’t have a grill, you can roast them instead.
These homemade energy bites are better than the lemon ginger zingers you get at the pharmacy. Made with anti-inflammatory ginger and vitamin C-rich lemon, these energy bites will help keep you healthy, while giving you a dose of fiber, protein and healthy fats. Store them in the refrigerator for a few weeks or in the freezer to have on demand.
Cleveland Clinic recently posted that vitamin B6 is one of the top three nutrients to focus on for a strong immune system. Carrots are rich in vitamin B6, as well as vitamin A. Combined with butternut squash, you’re getting a bowl full of nutrients that will keep you healthy and give you a noteworthy glow!
There is nothing better than something warm first thing in the morning. Usually for me that means coffee, but to help boost the immune system, why not sip on this lemon ginger detox tonic while you wait? You can make this in batches on meal prep day so that all you have to do is heat it up and blend (optional, but recommended for froth) the morning of.