Our immune system works hard for our bodies – fighting off harmful bacteria and viruses to keep us healthy. It’s time we give our immune system a boost so they can do their job even better! Apart from limiting refined sugar and processed foods, or exercising and sleeping more, the best defence is a good offense: natural immunity boosters.
Here are 7 simple and natural immunity boosters that are readily available at your local supermarket and health food store. One for each day of the week!
Monday: Emu Oil
Emu oil is a natural wellbeing booster for not only Monday, but every day. A spoonful a day is a great way to ensure you’re getting a good intake of nutrients such as Vitamin A, D, E, F and K2. Most importantly, emu oil contains a high amount of Omega 3, 6 and 9 which has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect on your body.
Tip: Emu oil can easily be incorporated into your daily diet. A few drops can provide an added immunity boost so you get double the benefits.
Tuesday: Lemon Water
Start your morning feeling fresh and hydrated with a glass of lemon water. Lemons are loaded with antioxidants, Vitamin C, potassium and magnesium.
Tip: add a few drops of pure emu oil with one lemon squeezed into a glass of filtered water.
Wednesday: Fresh Ginger
Spice things up mid-week. Fresh ginger is a powerful antioxidant that can help boost immune function. Furthermore, it can help rid the body of toxins, and fight infection.
Tip: grate ginger root into green tea, and add a few drops of emu oil for a double-whammy immunity boost.
Thursday: Green Tea
Go for green on Wednesday! Green tea contains antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. These all work together to strengthen your natural immune defences. Two cups a day is perfect.
Tip: add a few drops of pure emu oil into your green tea.
Friday: Bone Broth
A hearty warm soup to end the working week. Sipping bone broth throughout the day can be an excellent source of minerals and amino acids. These all help to bolster immune response and fight infection.
Tip: add a few drops of pure emu oil into your soup before serving. Avoid heating emu oil.
Saturday: Raw Honey
Something sweet for your Saturday. Raw honey – especially local varieties – are known to build immunities to allergies. Honey is an antioxidant that offers many health benefits. Its antibacterial and healing properties help to boost the immune system.
Tip: add a few drops of emu oil with your honey, spread on toast or mixed into your green tea.
It’s time for turmeric! This superfood contains curcumin, which reduces inflammation, boosts brain function, heals the gut and ultimately bolsters the immune system. While turmeric may be an acquired taste, you can enjoy a mildly aromatic turmeric tea! See the recipe here.
Tip: add a few drops of emu oil with your turmeric for a double boost of immunity.