immunity foods 2.
Staying healthy means more than just protecting the outside of our bodies. Food is fuel and, if we make the right choices, it's full of good stuff. Foods can help us build a strong immune system, so if the Coronavirus does come your way your body will be ready to fight.
In our first immunity foods post, we shared types of food containing bundles of Vitamin C, Omega-3's and Probiotics. But, the goodness doesn't stop there. Here are 3 more fuels that will help to strengthen our bodies from the inside out:
The obvious one here is Beef (we've got plenty of that and it's all grass-fed). Here are a few other iron-rich foods that you might not have known about:
- Clams - The iron in shellfish is 'heme iron', which your body absorbs more easily than the non-heme iron found in plants.
- Dark Chocolate - there's a whole lot of iron in dark chocolate. Ours is dairy-free too for all of Hong Kong's plant-based foodies. In addition, it contains prebiotic fibre, which nourishes the friendly bacteria in your gut (the same gut that houses 70% of the cells make up your immune system).
Manuka honey has antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. You'll notice that Manuka Honey often has a UMF rating. This stands for Unique Manuka Factor - the only manuka honey grading system that is licensed and audited to verify the honey is true-to-label.
To be considered potent enough for the label 'therapeutic', the UMF must be above 10. Below 10, a small teaspoon every day can help to maintain good health.
You can see our full range of honey here.
Blueberries are the King of antioxidants. Imagine antioxidants as the body's army. You want a solid, diverse army to protect against too many free radicals which can damage your bodies cells. Antioxidants neutralize these to protect cells, prevent illness, and reduce inflammation.
We've got a whole bunch of blueberry products frozen blueberries, organic frozen blueberries, freeze-dried blueberries and cold-pressed blueberry juice.