Eat Seasonal to Boost Your Immune System for Winter

Eat Seasonal to Boost Your Immune System for Winter Nozin Blog

We need all of the help we can get during winter to ward off germs.  Eating in season Super Foods sets up an extra barrier of protection – just like Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer®!

The marathon of holidays and exposure to all kinds of germs during shopping and traveling is compounded by cold weather and the winter season.  Take all of the preventive measures that you can and load up the pantry with in season winter super foods that contribute to good health!

Have a Cup of Hot Tea – Black, green, white and oolong teas all contain polyphenols and tea ranks at least as high or higher than many vegetables and fruits for antioxidant properties.  Many herbal teas do not have the same healthful properties of black, green, white and oolong teas so check the label.  Check out the health benefits of Matcha Green Tea powder for a super boost!

Sweet Potatoes – Sweet potatoes are a good source of beta-carotene and other carotenoids which all help to support a healthy immune system. The purple-fleshed sweet potato contains anthocyanins, peonidins and cyanidins, all having antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.  25 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

Beets – Beets purify the blood and cleanse the liver and are rich in folate, manganese, potassium, vitamin C and a potent anti-inflammatory compound called betaine.  Recipes for Health: Beets

Pomegranate – Pomegranates are an antioxidant powerhouse and important to a winter super food pantry. They  are filled with cancer fighting compounds and  contribute to the good health of your skin (your largest organ!) as well.  Healthy Pomegranate Recipes

5.  Kale –  although any of the cruciferous vegetables are important to a winter super food pantry, kale is one vegetable you should eat on a regular basis.  Kale has more nuritional value for less calories than most other foods. Kale reduces the risk of getting several types of cancer  and is loaded with flavonoid which have anti-inflammatory properties AND mop up free radicals- which is why kale is one of the best detoxifiers there is.  Recipes for Health: Kale

Broccoli – Broccoli packs a powerful punch for immunity.  Full of Vitamins A, C and glutathione, it is great for keeping you healthy and makes a convenient snack!  Healthy Broccoli Recipes

Prevention is the best cure and with a combination of good exercise, restful sleep, and a healthy diet, you are taking positive steps to good winter health.

Stock up on Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer®  and use as part of your daily hygiene routine!

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  1. […] Nourish your body. Keep your vital organs well-fed and optimally functional and go heavy on veggies and fruits, especially cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and kale. Cruciferous vegetables amp up antioxidants  and strengthen the body’s ability to handle inflammations from stress or injury. Read more about Winter Super Foods […]



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