What do we want? Good health! When do we want it? Now!
During this pandemic, and with Flu season approaching, it’s a good idea to do what we can to assist our bodies by assuring they have what they need to defend and protect us.
What can we do to get the odds on our side?
Well, as it turns out, some of the best things for our blood pressure normalization are also the some of the best things for boosting our immune system! They include many of the foods and behaviors that impact BP that we’ve discussed in our eBook.
- Oranges, pomegranates, berries (like blueberries, cranberries, etc.), and cherries
- Hibiscus tea
- Sweet potatoes
- Dark leafy greens
- Foods high in probiotics (like kefir)
- Fatty fish (like wild Alaskan sockeye salmon, sardines, herring, tuna)
- Green tea
- Seeds and nuts
- Dark chocolate
When these foods are included in our diet, they provide us with phenolic compounds, anthocyanins, flavonoids, vitamins (especially vitamins C & E), carotenoids, minerals (like magnesium and zinc) and omega-3 fatty acids. A veritable treasure chest of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, all of which can help to boost our immune system.
We’re just addressing immune support and BP here, but these foods are health supportive in many other ways as well. So, make sure to stock them up in your cupboard and fridge!
(You’ll also notice that the ingredients in 120/life are listed above!)
We’d be remiss if we didn’t list the lifestyle behaviors that are supportive of a healthy immune system.
- Not smoking
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Getting sleep
- Managing stress
- Exercising regularly
- Limiting alcohol consumption to a moderate amount
Here’s to your health!