IMMUNE BOOSTING SUPERFOODS
We want you to stay healthy out there so try some of these (along with a glass of Lester Family Cellars wine, of course).
Broccoli, Cauliflower and Caulilini- high in anti-inflammatory glucosinolates, B12 for energy, Vitamin A, Vitamin K for bone health, Vitamin E and almost 75% of the RDA of Vitamin C.
Garlic- lowers blood pressure, contains an immune fighting concentration of Allicin.
Mushrooms- full of antioxidants plus an impressive amount of immune-boosting Vitamin D and Selenium which, amongst other things can help with cognitive function.
Prunes- contain micronutrients like Potassium, Vitamin K and Boron that work together to protect bones.
Spinach- high in Vitamin C and A. Contains large amounts of Beta Carotene which increases the infection fighting ability of our immune system.
Yogurt- contains those all -important live active cultures to balance our microbiomes. It is important to buy get unflavored cultures and add your own fruit to avoid added sugar.
Almonds- high in vitamin E, a fat- soluble vitamin which help other nutrients get absorbed by our bodies. ½ cup gives you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of Vitamin E.
Papaya- contains the highest percentage (at 224% RDA) of Vitamin C and is high in Papain- an anti-inflammatory enzyme.
Sunflower Seeds- High in Vitamin E and a powerful antioxidant.
Avocados- High in Vitamin E and a powerful antioxidant.
Turmeric- High in anti-inflammatory characteristics.
Chicken Soup- not only good for the soul but the protein supports healthy Red Blood Cells which are vital in supporting the biochemical reactions in the immune system.
The stock contains nutrients for balanced gut health and immunity. The salt in the stock soothes sore throats.