Now more than ever, it’s essential to prioritize our health, and do all you can to boost your immune system, so you are as healthy as possible. Research shows that sustaining healthy food habits can support immunity and can help prepare our bodies to better fight and recover from illnesses. The best place to start is with a healthy gut.
The key nutrients that protect and support gut health are protein, vitamins A, B, C, D, E, B6, essential fatty acids and plenty of dietary fiber to let your immune system properly do its job.
Foods that support a healthy immune system:
- Fresh Vegetables, such as broccoli, spinach and red bell peppers
- Fresh Fruit, such as citrus fruits, kiwi and papaya
- Legumes such as chickpeas, bean, and lentils
- Wholegrains, such as brown rice, corn, barley, oats, quinoa and seed bread
- Healthy, plant-based fats and oils, such as almonds, sunflower seeds and avocado oil
- Probiotics and spices, such as yogurt, turmeric, ginger and garlic
The Earthbar and Woodside Kitchen have just what you need to give your immune system the boost it needs. Our smoothies include top-quality whey or vegan protein that is highly absorbable by the body, fruits full of antioxidants, fibrous greens and supplements that aid in overall health and wellness. Our cold-pressed juices are an easy source for fresh fruits and veggies on the go, and our functional shots are perfect to help your body ward off oncoming illness.
But if you can’t make it to the Club, here are two ways you can support and build your immunity at home.
Immunity Boost Smoothie
- 8 oz Almond Milk (or milk of choice)
- 1 banana
- 1/2 green apple, chopped
- 1/2 cup baby spinach
- 1/2 cup kale (no stems)
- 1 scoop protein powder of choice
Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy!
Green Detox Juice
- Kale, 5.5 oz
- Cucumber, 5.5 oz
- Green Apple, 5 oz
- Celery, 2 oz
- Lemon, 1 oz
- Ginger, .5 oz
- Wash and weigh the produce using a kitchen scale
- Peel the lemon
- Grind all ingredients and press in your juice press — or —
- Add to your juicer and strain