Why You Should Go To The Gym & Eat These Foods To Fight VIRUS GATE!

WHY You Should Go to The Gym and Eat These Foods To Fight Virus Gate

LIFESTYLE…

If you feel you are not healthy enough to fight a virus, change your lifestyle.   

Now, I know someone with a compromised immune system who is reading this is going to throw their hands up in a tizzy.   Please relax…this is specifically for the healthy individual who is out buying all the TP, face masks and all the hand sanitizer freaking out right now.  We clearly know that having a compromised immune system can be an entirely different ball game..but keep reading…all these tips below can help strengthen you more!  The stronger you are, the more you can fight off VIRUS GATE!

Eating clean foods that are nutrient dense, unprocessed, and nourish your body will help fight those nasty viruses out there.  Building a strong immune system is one of the best defenses against disease, bacteria and viruses.  Unfortunately, a lot of us think about eating healthy and weight loss only.  There is so much more to good nutritional health!

Vitamin A can help maintain respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts and protect against infection.

Vitamin B6 Helps your body fight infection.

Vitamin C  IMMUNE BOOSTER!  This crucial vitamin helps recruit your body’s disease fighting cells which surround and destroy the bad guys.

Vitamin D helps regulate the immune system and destroy pathogens that enter the body.

Top Immune Boosting Foods

  • Shellfish
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Grass-fed beef
  • Turkey or chicken breast
  • toasted wheat germ
  • Dark leafy greens
  • Cashews
  • Pistachios
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pumpkin
  • Carrots
  • Squash
  • Sesame seeds
  • Beans
  • Avocados
  • Healthy ancient grains
  • Dark chocolate
  • Whole eggs
  • Mushrooms
  • Citrus fruits
  • Strawberries
  • Broccoli
  • Sweet potatoes

 

PROBIOTICS

Our second brain!  If you follow us, you know how we love our probiotics.  You would be surprised the role your gut plays in your overall health. 

If the flora in our gut  is happy  — so is our health!

Research shows that an off-balance  gut can cause your immune system to overreact and cause inflammation.  Inflammation leads to disease not only in your body but also in your brain, causing psychological and neurological problems.

A person has about 300 to 500 different species of bacteria in their digestive tract. While some microorganisms are harmful to our health, many are incredibly beneficial and even necessary for a healthy body.

Many things in life including high stress levels, not enough sleep, eating processed and high-sugar foods, and taking antibiotics can damage our gut microbiome.

In fact, studies have shown that 80 to 90 percent of all diseases are directly or indirectly related to gut health.  Taking a probiotic supplement along with apple cider vinegar also will help balance those healthy bugs in your belly!

 

Top Probiotic Foods 

  • Yogurt with live active cultures
  • Keifer
  • Cultured veggies, like sauerkraut and kimchi
  • Miso
  • Kombucha

 

SEASONINGS AND SPICES

Raw Garlic increases cold and flu fighting responses 

Onions contain a variety of nutrients that boost your immune system, plus additional antioxidants that have antiviral properties.

Ginger has powerful anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties!  They  mucous membranes and keep rhinoviruses from binding to cells.

Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties and the ability to help support the immune system.

 

PROTEIN

Amino acids help with muscular and body functions and help support your immune system.

HYDRATION

Drinking half of your body weight in ounces every day is one of the most effective ways to flush toxins from your body and support the health of your immune system.  Water also plays a crucial role in the production of blood and lymph that work together to carry the proper nutrients to the cells in your body to help ward off virus, and disease.

Another water fact, it is critical in maintaining colon health!  If toxins are allowed to hang out in the colon our healthy bacteria will die off, and  unhealthy bacteria will take over.  GUT HEALTH!!  Flushing those toxins out means healthy bacteria thrive and you have a happy gut!   SO, drink up!

 

GET TO THE GYM!

Don’t forget, getting to the gym is one of the BEST things you can do to prevent any viral infections!

  1. Sweat and hydrate, flush your system.
  2. Get that cardio in!  Strengthen your heart and lungs!
  3. Weights!  Strong bodies fight the outside world

 

We have complete control over what we put in your body.  It’s time to change your mindset, stop buying all that extra TP and hand sanitizer (still buy it, just don’t go crazy!) and wash your hands. 

Let’s think differently about health and wellness and change your lifestyle to build immunity!

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