WINTER IMMUNE BOOST
WINTER IMMUNE BOOST
18 AUGUST 2020
Winter winds and runny noses!
As the season change so do our bodies, adapting and altering to the world around us, with the drop in temperature comes the rise of winter time colds/ flus; the term “just something going around” becomes and everyday occurrence. This snuffle season aim to nourish and support your body’s immune system to prevent the winter time blues. This immune boosting tea is A With Pride favourite, and is perfect for the cold mornings or a great little drop for if you feel a cold rush coming on. It consists of a mix of whole dried ginger, turmeric and black peppercorns brewed on water finished with fresh lemon juice and raw honey.
1 cup dried pieces of turmeric.
1 cup dried pieces of ginger.
½ cup whole black peppercorns.
Steep 2 teaspoons of mix in tea infuser for 2 minutes (the longer the better) in boiling water. Add the juice of half a lemon and 1 good teaspoon of raw honey and enjoy!
This cup is holding a rich mix; Turmeric works as a strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant in the body and has been shown to aid in reducing fevers. Ginger is a great antimicrobial that helps to sooth a red and inflamed throat while easing nausea. The added lemon juice contributes a boost of vitamin c and acidity while the raw honey helps to sooth the throat, sweeten and boost immune function.
Upon this some great ways to support your body this winter are:
- Eat less from the packet, more from the earth. = increasing our nourishing whole foods/ plants/ proteins and seeds in our ever day diet, steering away from pre-packaged foods.
- Eat warm wholesome foods; bring out the old favourite slow cooker and show off your best soups, stews, bone broths and hearty meals.
- Increase your dietary sources of our immune supporting nutrients these are some such as:
Vitamin C: Oranges, Kiwi, Lemon, grapefruit, broccoli, capsicums, papaya and strawberries.
Zinc: Oysters, red meat, poultry, legumes, hemp seeds and pumpkin seeds.
Vitamin D: Mackerel, salmon, sardines, egg yolks and mushrooms. (Also safe sun exposure)
Iron: Red meat, pork, dark green leafy vegetables, amaranth, legumes, tempeh.
Vitamin E: almonds, peanuts, sunflower seeds, spinach, broccoli and avocado.
Vitamin A: beef liver, cod liver oil, mackerel and salmon.
You can also supplement these in nutraceutical from, but touch base with a qualified health care practitioner before doing so.
- Stay well hydrated, we always here it’s hard to keep the water intake up in winter! But we still need out recommended intake of 3L try cold infusion teas, fruit infusions, a marked water bottle or a water reminding app to keep your intake accountable.
- Last but not least take time and care to rest and recover, drop your shoulders, smile and slow down.
Stay well, stay safe and keep the sniffles away!