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IMMUNE-BOOSTING YUMMIES: SIP YOUR WAY TO HEALTH WITH 5 DELICIOUS RECIPES


Feeling under the weather? In this article, we will show you how to create immune-boosting yummy foods, such as super tasty turmeric gold lattes. 


So let's dive and indulge in these yummies to tantalize your taste buds while fortifying your body against illness.



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DITCH BLAND, EMBRACE IMMUNITY


Yummy Foods to Power Up Your Health


Your immune system is your body's defence team, working tirelessly to keep you healthy.

In today's fast-paced world, maintaining a robust immune system is more crucial than ever. While a healthy lifestyle is key, immune-boosting foods into our diet can significantly enhance our defences against illnesses.


Here are some of the specific foods that can provide a natural boost:


  • Vitamin C: Found in citrus fruits, bell peppers, and berries.

  • Vitamin D: Absorbed from sunlight and found in fatty fish and eggs.

  • Zinc: Present in oysters, red meat, and lentils.

  • Probiotics: Found in yoghurt, kefir, and fermented vegetables.

  • Healthy fats:  Omega-3 fatty acids battle inflammation. Since inflammation can harm your immune system, consuming some of those healthy fats regularly is a great idea. Moreover, have you ever wondered how to boost metabolism naturally? Including them in moderation can be an intelligent way to support your body's natural calorie-burning process.

  • Nutrient-dense whole plant foods: Make these the main building blocks for your meals. They tend to be higher in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Plus, fibre can boost gut health.


Additionally, make sure to limit your consumption of added sugars. A high sugar intake may promote inflammation, leading to poorer immune system responses.


So, ditch the sugary drinks and embrace these healthy "yummies", such as turmeric gold lattes! Packed with flavour and nutrients, they'll satisfy your taste buds and nourish your body.



OUR FAVOURITE & SUPER EASY IMMUNITY BOOSTER YUMMIES


Delicious Recipes Packed with Immune Power


Now, let's get sipping! Here are some delicious and easy-to-make yummy recipes packed with immune-boosting goodness. So why wait? Dive into these yummy foods and savour the goodness with every bite and sip!



1. CREAMY PUMPKIN SPAGHETTI WITH GARLIC KALE


This comforting dish combines creamy pumpkin sauce with immune-boosting kale for a satisfying and nutritious meal.  


IMMUNE-BOOSTING FOODS:


  • GARLIC contains a high concentration of sulfur-containing compounds like allicin, which can boost immune system. The aroma of sizzling garlic and juicy steak filled the air, a promise of yummy food to come.


  • KALE boasts antibacterial and antiviral properties. Like other dark leafy greens, such as spinach, Swiss chard, contains high levels of vitamin C. This vitamin not only fights off infection but also helps to regenerate other antioxidants in the body, including vitamin E, which protects cells from damage by producing a protein that kills bacteria and viruses and helps prevent respiratory tract infections. It also contains folate, another immune booster.


  • PUMPKIN is a powerhouse of nutrients that support immune function. It has plenty of nutrients and is rich in beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that the body converts into vitamin A. The large shot of vitamin A provided by this fruit helps the body fight infections, viruses, and infectious diseases. Plus, pumpkin is packed with nearly 20 per cent of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C. Furthermore, pumpkin adds a fantastic yummy taste to this dish.




2. ORANGE SMOOTHIE


Packed with vitamin C and antioxidants, this refreshing smoothie is indeed a tangy treat for your taste buds and your immune system. Blend together oranges, carrots and a touch of ginger for an extra kick to this incredible healthy yummy food!


ORANGE SMOOTHIE

IMMUNE-BOOSTING FOODS:


  • FRESH ORANGE is one of the best sources of Vitamin C. This vitamin is thought to increase the production of white blood cells, which are key to fighting infections. Unfortunately, we don't produce nor store vitamin C, so we need a daily intake for continued health.


  • CARROT is a Vitamin A-rich vegetable. As mentioned above, Vitamin A helps fight respiratory infections by bolstering the health of your mucus membranes, which are found in your nose and throat. It is also essential for supporting the lining of the digestive tract. A strong and healthy gut lining acts as a blocking barrier for food-borne pathogens to enter the rest of your body.


  • GINGER contains many vitamins (such as magnesium, iron, zinc, and calcium) that are thought to help kill cold viruses. Ginger may also help decrease inflammation, reducing sore throats and other inflammatory illnesses.


3. YUMMY TURMERIC GOLD DRINKS


Turmeric, renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties, takes centre stage in this soothing beverage. Combined with warm milk, it's a comforting drink that not only boosts immunity but also promotes relaxation.


Turmeric root has been a staple of Indian cuisine for nearly 4,000 years. In fact, Turmeric is praised in Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and various schools of herbalism. It is a bright yellow-orange spice commonly used in curries and sauces. 


WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TURMERIC?

Studies suggest that curcumin, a compound found in turmeric root, acts as an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-cancer, and antioxidant agent.


This recipe is also a great addition to any women's health strategy. Turmeric gold latte can naturally support hormone harmony, particularly right before and during your menstrual cycle. Additionally, it may promote relaxation and offer a natural rescue remedy for anxiety.


In addition to all its benefits, turmeric is surprisingly tasty. So you won’t have to down it quickly like bitter medicine. Instead, try adding it to your smoothies or making a hot or iced latte with it.


TURMERIC GOLD LATTE

HOW TO USE TURMERIC POWDER

Here are a couple of recipes for a drink that often saves my life, and helps me get back to work 100% while feeling great:


HOT TURMERIC GOLD LATTE (the so-called "GOLDEN MILK"):

  • a glass of almond/oat/cashew milk

  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder

  • 1/3 teaspoon of cinnamon powder

  • 3 slices of fresh ginger

  • stevia sweetener (optional)


Heat the milk in the saucepan, taking it off the stove right before boiling. Pour half into the mug. Mix in the spices— I use a bamboo matcha whisk (easily obtained on Amazon), which also foams the milk nicely. Finally, add the rest of the milk. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes. Enjoy!


BANANA, ALMOND BUTTER AND TURMERIC SMOOTHIE

  • 1 medium ripe banana

  • 2 tablespoons of dark roast almond butter

  • 100ml oat/almond/cashew/coconut milk

  • 1 date

  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder

  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon


Firstly Throw everything into a blender. Blend. Then Pour over ice (optional). Enjoy this yummy immune boosting smoothie.


ICED TURMERIC GOLD LATTE:

  • a glass of almond/oat/cashew milk

  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder

  • 1/3 teaspoon of cinnamon

  • pinch of ginger powder

  • 2 dates


Throw everything into a blender. Blend. Pour over ice (optional). Enjoy.



4. CHICKEN SOUP


This classic comfort food is a true immune-boosting soup. Grandma's remedy for a reason, chicken soup is a comforting bowl of goodness that can help alleviate cold symptoms and bolster your immune system. Loaded with vitamins, minerals, and protein, it's indeed the ultimate nourishing yummy meal.


CHICKEN SOUP

IMMUNE-BOOSTING FOODS:


  • BONE BROTH has been shown to heal and help seal openings in the gut, which could be overactive and eventually weaken the immune system. In the digestive system, we have around 80 % of all immune system cells. Therefore, this means that as you heal your gut, you are also healing your immune system. It is highly nutritious, and since it is so easy to digest, all the fantastic protein and minerals it contains can easily be absorbed.


  • GARLIC has been used for centuries. Nowadays, research like this one, has demonstrated that garlic can boost participants’ immune cell function. Because it contains allicin, a compound which helps the immune system fight germs.


  • CHICKEN: Lean meat, such as Chicken and poultry meat, in general, has a high content of vitamin B6, an essential player in many of the chemical reactions that happen in the body, such as the formation of red blood cells. Boiling chicken bones and making stock or broth is also a great way to absorb gelatin, chondroitin, and other nutrients, which are all helpful for gut healing and immunity.



5. MISO MUSHROOM RAMEN


Forget fancy restaurants, sometimes the best yummy food comes straight from your kitchen!

This umami-packed dish combines the goodness of miso, mushrooms, and noodles to create a soul-warming soup that's as nutritious as it is delicious. With its immune-boosting ingredients, it's the perfect comfort food for chilly days.


MISO MUSHROOM RAMEN

IMMUNE-BOOSTING FOODS:


  • MISO provides us with several B vitamins, as well as vitamin E. As seen above, both of these vitamins are necessary for a robust immune response to viruses and bacteria. Miso provides probiotics, which help digestion and restore the intestinal flora in the digestive system. It also helps to protect cells against damage from free radicals, as it’s rich in antioxidants.


  • MUSHROOM: Research suggests mushrooms contain potent compounds that enhance and balance your body’s ability to fight disease and stay healthy. In fact, mushrooms have healing antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components, able to destroy infections, slow down ageing, and regenerate nerve cells. Mushrooms are also rich in polysaccharides, which aid in bolstering and maintaining the structure of your cells (essential in having a healthy immune system).




CONCLUSION


Incorporating immune-boosting foods into your diet doesn't have to be a chore.


With every bite of these yummy foods, you can give your body the support it needs to stay healthy all year! Flavours will dance on your palate, leaving you feeling content and satisfied.


So grab your favourite mug, whip up a yummy turmeric gold drink, and sip your way to a healthier you!


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