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Tips To Boost Immunity Against Coronavirus – Part 4

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Since the WHO has declared the coronavirus outbreak to be a public health emergency, many have been on the lookout for healthy foods. As we all know, a well-balanced diet not only boosts your immunity, it also protects you against infection and chronic lifestyle diseases. We have covered several types of foods to eat in our series of immunity blogs part 1-3. Here are further suggestions of types of nutrients to take to further protect your health:

CONSUME A NATURAL MULTIVITAMIN

A good multivitamin is a foundational step for improving immunity. However, we often see multivitamin supplements being advertised as essential for good health. Let us not forget that these supplements are often synthetic and may not be well-absorbed by the body as compared to natural whole foods.

Organic Moringa Powder is Mother Nature’s gift of a wholesome multivitamin. It has more than 90 bio-nutrients and 46 antioxidants and is rich in calcium. It is an excellent whole-food source of vitamin A, B complex, C, D, E, K, folate (folic acid), calcium, iron, potassium, chlorophyll, lutein, various antioxidants, omega fatty acids and protein including all essential amino acids.

Nature’s Superfoods Organic Moringa Powder is made in an optimal state where just one (1) tablespoon of Moringa leaf powder is equivalent to seven (7) tablespoons of fresh Moringa leaves. All you need to do is mix 1 tsp or tbsp of Moringa powder into your juices, smoothies, cereals, yogurt, salad dressings or soups to get a multivitamin boost for the day!

Here is a simple recipe to incorporate moringa into your diet:

Elegant Moringa-Pineapple Smoothie

Ingredients:

  1. 1/4 pineapple (or 1 frozen banana)
  2. 1-2 teaspoon Raw Moringa Leaf Powder
  3. 1 cup plain water (or for tastier version- use coconut water)

Preparation Method: Blend all ingredients together and enjoy chilled.

Another wonderful little-know superfood that is rich in vitamins and minerals is Premium Nutritional Yeast Flakes. Known as a Vitamin B Complex and Zinc Superfood, nutritional yeast contains a full spectrum of B vitamins including Thiamine(B1), Riboflavin(B2), Niacin (B3), Folate (B9), Pantothenate (B5), Pyridoxine (B6), Biotin (B7), and Cobalamin (B12). B vitamins are essential as it ensures optimum energy production in the body. Studies have shown that Vitamin B-12 is important for DNA synthesis and cellular energy production. Moreover, vegetarians, due to not consuming meat products, have a high risk of Vitamin B deficiency. Hence, nutritional yeast is an excellent condiment that can be added to foods for a nutritional boost. Another key nutrient present is zinc. Zinc is well known for immunity, blood sugar control, and wound healing. Studies have shown that zinc plays an important role in the prevention of pneumonia. Nutritional yeast is also rich in selenium, magnesium, iron and calcium. The best part about nutritional yeast is that it has an amazing cheese-like taste. Hence, it can be added to your regular foods as a condiment to increase the overall nutritional value of your meal. All you do is add 1-2 tablespoons directly into your homemade rice, soups, dips, salad dressings, pastas, cereals, juices or smoothies for a quick nutritional boost.

Here is a simple recipe to incorporate Nutritional Yeast into your diet:

              Savoury Coconut Clusters

Ingredients:

  1. 1 1/2 Cup Coconut flakes
  2. 1/4 Cup organic pumpkin seeds
  3. 1/4 Cup organic Chia seeds
  4. 1 Tablespoons Yacon Syrup
  5. 1 Tablespoon of Nutritional Yeast
  6. 1 Tablespoon Coconut oil

Preparation Method:

  1. Preheated oven 180 degrees baking, place all ingredients into a mixing bowl apart from nutritional yeast, combine well,
  2. Using two teaspoons drop clusters onto a baking sheet, then sprinkle nutritional yeast, bake for 15 minutes.
  3. Break into cluster pieces.

CONSUME PREBIOTICS

The gut microflora has an important role in human health and disease. Studies have shown that probiotics and prebiotics are clinically effective for gut based disorders, digestion, diarrhea and for improving immunity and health. Probiotics are live microorganisms which have health benefits on the host if consumed in adequate amounts while prebiotics result in the growth of good bacteria in the gastrointestinal microbiota, conferring health benefits such as good bowel movement and prevents constipation. Synbiotics is the effect from the combination of probiotics and prebiotics which is essential for gut health.

A great example of a food high in prebiotics, particularly the prebiotic fructooligosaccharides (FOS) and inulin is the Yacon root. Inulin has shown to improve gut bacteria, reduce constipation, enhance the immune system, improve mineral absorption, regulate blood fats while having antioxidant properties. Yacon Root also has a good amount of minerals such as potassium, calcium, phosphorous and iron. Nature’s Superfoods Yacon syrup and Nature’s Superfoods Organic Yacon Root Slices are great ways of adding prebiotics to your diet.  The Yacon Root Slices are a healthy prebiotic snack that is naturally sweet and chewy. All you need is about 10g a day to get your dose of prebiotics. As for Yacon Syrup, 1-2 teaspoons a day is enough to ensure you have a healthy gut and a strong immune system. For the best outcome for your gut, we recommend adding a teaspoon of Yacon syrup to your unsweetened Greek yoghurt (pro-biotic). This way you are getting both pre- and pro-biotics and you can be well assured to have a healthy gut and a strong immune system in no time.RELATED POSTS

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