In our post pandemic world, we’re all conscious of the spread of disease. We can minimize our chances of developing many illnesses or at least severe illness by boosting our bodies’ immune systems. One of the best things you can do to is exercise regularly. Since you’re already doing that let’s explore what you can add to your diet to maximize your body’s immune system and workout recovery. While there is no miracle food that will eliminate your risk of getting sick research has shown real health benefits. As always, check with your physician before taking any supplements.

Eat a colorful diet – In general, if you limit brown and beige foods (meats and breads) and eat more color (fruits, green & yellow vegetables) you are more likely to consume a better variety of the nutrients your body needs.

Sambucus – Sambucus is the genus name for elderberry which is currently trending in the world of supplements. Research has shown that the compounds in elderberry support a healthy immune system and have even been known to kill some viruses.

Probiotics – Probiotics are known as the good bacteria in your digestive tract. Some research indicates they can also help with the regulation of your immune system since over 70% of your immune system cells are found in your gut.

Garlic – Garlic has been shown in numerous studies to stimulate the immune system due to anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties. Allow to sit for about 15 minutes after chopping for maximum benefit.

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