All-Natural Immunity Boosters: 6 simple ways to stay healthy this winter + recipes

1. Vitamin D

Vitamin D is critically important for our immune system and most of us are deficient.
We live in houses, work in buildings and do everything by car; we don’t eat the traditional diet of cold water fish, fish oil and organ meats (all high in vitamin D); and we use sunscreen, which blocks the good UVB radiation, whenever we go outside!
Eat: salmon, sardines, mackerel, shrimp, cod, eggs, fortified yogurt, and organ meats
Miso glazed salmon with avocado mango salsa , Oven roasted salmon

2. Turmeric

It’s warming, immune-boosting, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-microbial.
A study showed that piperine (the active component in black pepper) can increase the absorption of curcumin (the active component in turmeric) by 2000%! So when you use turmeric, add a grind of black pepper to increase turmeric’s bio-availability.
Carrot Orange Turmeric Soup , Turmeric milk

3. Vitamin C

Vitamin C helps boost your immune system.
Eat: orange, grapefruit, red bell pepper, kale, broccoli
Orange cakeGrapefruit marmalade , Kale pepita pesto , Broccoli halloumi burgers

4. Ginger

Ginger has been shown to have antioxidant, anti-inflammotry and anti-tumor effect on human cells.
Carrot ginger soup , Fat burning green smoothie

5. Mushrooms

Compounds called polysaccharides, found in mushrooms, may help activate the immune system.
Lentil mushroom salad , Pasta with mushrooms and spinach

6. Probiotics

Probiotics not only keep gut bacteria in balance, they increase antibodies that will fight off colds.
Eat: yoghurt, fermented foods such as kimchee and sauerkraut
Chocolate yoghurt tiramisu