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3 handy tips to boost your immune system ASAP
More than ever it is important to be prioritising your physical and mental health. Nutrition is key to keeping and building our immunity. Fuelling your body with certain types of food can help keep our immune system strong. In this time of COVID-19, it is important to choose food that will help our body be as resilient as possible. Here are our quick 3 tips to give your immune system the boost it needs ASAP.
What are prebiotics? We're sure you are all aware of probiotics, this being the healthy gut bacteria that helps keeps our immune system healthy. But what keeps these little guys alive? It's prebiotics! Better known as fibre or resistant starch. Just like we need energy from food, our healthy gut bacteria also require food for energy. This is where prebiotics come in. Prebiotics come from cooked and cooled pasta, green bananas and Amazonia’s very own prebiotic greens!
On a daily basis our body experiences what’s called oxidative stress. Oxidative stress leads to the production of free radicals which can damage cell walls, cell DNA and can create inflammation. Antioxidants help keep free radicals to a healthy level. This then leads to less stress on our immune system, keeping it healthy and functioning well. All berries, fruits and vegetables contain healthy antioxidant levels, Acai especially! Our freeze dried Acai powder has 21x more antioxidants than blueberries.
Vitamin C exerts a number of different roles when it comes to immunity. Vitamin C assists with protecting the cells from oxidative stress spoken about above and also helps with the development of immune cells that protect against infection. Scientific research suggests vitamin C doesn’t prevent a common cold however, it can reduce its duration. Good sources of vitamin C include oranges, lemons, limes, berries, kiwifruit, broccoli, tomatoes, capsicum and Amazonia’s vitamin C complex.
Eating and getting the right nourishment is a great start to boost your immune system, apart from the fresh foods and produce the right supplements can give you the fighting edge you need. Shop all of our Raw Supplements online now, delivered straight to your door.