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There are two very important goals – keeping your immune system strong and keeping your metabolism healthy. Both are goals we strive to achieve daily.
COVID-19 is no ordinary virus and it still confounds the experts. While everyone is hoping for a vaccine to keep us safe, this virus is not going away, it is everywhere, and we all learn to live with it. However, the COVID-19 virus keeps mutating and vaccines must keep up with every new form to be as effective. Clinical trials have shown that vaccines do help produce antibodies, but it is not permanent. After a while, the antibodies may be lost.
Our immune system matters as it is dynamic and smart. You have a smart immune system, it is constantly learning about what is new and checking the environment to stay current with the threats.
What can you do to help your immune system?
First, eat foods daily that are rich in nutrients used by your immune systems like Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Bioflavonoids, and Beta-glucans. Eat your fruits whole and include the parts like the skin, pulp, and even some of the seeds. These parts, that lots of folks throw or juice it away, are very important. They contain bioflavonoids that increases the absorption of the vitamins and beta-glucan that boosts your white blood cells. Get your daily sunshine Vitamin D, add in pure cod liver, or high-quality fish oil. Next, eat foods that help you with quality sleep. Foods that are rich in L-Tryptophan, GABA, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B12 such as bananas, whole rolled oats, free-range eggs, and grass-fed meats.
How do you keep your metabolism healthy?
Keeping your metabolism healthy is an equally important defense against COVID-19. While the COVID-19 infects people like the flu -through droplets-, once inside the body, it behaves like a metabolic disease, causing blood clots. This may be why the virus has been more dangerous for people with common metabolic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Choose the right food that will help you avoid gaining weight, damaging your cholesterol, and becoming insulin resistant. Your diet contributes to 70% of this effort and exercise works with a balance of 30%. Eat meals with a wide variety of foods that are first real, preferably whole and clean. Your metabolism needs nutrients from your foods and not just calories.
Food for thought
Nutrients come from foods that are real and whole. Eating clean means avoiding the many synthetic chemicals used by the food industry. Avoid fake foods like processed and packaged foods.
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