By The Qatari Vegan
It’s never been more important to boost your immune system by eating real, organic, healthy vegan foods that will cleanse your body and ensure you are at your healthiest amid an ongoing virus outbreak that is a global health crisis. Building a strong immune system is your best defence against infectious illness and disease. Your immune health depends on the lifestyle choices you make every day. By supporting your body’s own natural ability to defend itself against pathogens, you will not only have resistance to colds and flus but to other infectious illness too.
Celery, kale, carrot, cabbage, apple, spinach, beetroot, and leafy greens need to be part of your every day eating routine in order to ensure you’re consuming the very best antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. These foods are so important as most of the immune system resides in the gut, and pure greens will naturally provide the nutrients to keep everything healthy.
Starting the day with warm water and lemon is said to aid with digestion, flush toxins, and give the immune system a boost. Lemons are loaded with Vitamin C, which is known for its ability to combat colds.
A juice cleanse is another way to detox, which involves consuming vegetable and fruit juice periodically. The concept of making juice from fruits or herbs for health benefits has been used through the ages. After the invention of the first modern juicing machine in the 1930s, alternative health practitioners began recommending juicing as a cure for a number of issues with the body.
Fruits and vegetables are filled with rich vitamins, minerals, and fibres -and juicing them can extract those nutrients making them easier to digest. Drinking juice can also flood the body with healing nourishment while flushing toxins and waste.
For maximum nutrient absorption, you should drink a juice slowly rather than gulping it down.
More than 50% of people are dehydrated, even without realising it.
As my regular readers will know, I swear by the power of turmeric. Turmeric is hailed as one of the immune-boosting plant-based foods and a super spice in most health circles.
Ensuring you are well rested is also key to boosting our immune systems. When we sleep, our bodies are hard at work detoxing, repairing, and rebuilding. When we don’t get enough sleep, we’re denying our bodies the time it needs for these functions and we’re compromising our immune system.
Remember that each person who goes vegan reduces their own risk of suffering from heart disease, obesity, cancer, strokes, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and numerous other health concerns. From deadly viruses to the bushfires and rainforest fires fuelled by the climate crisis, eating animals has apocalyptic consequences.
We can’t expect to continue living on Earth as we know it if we continue to eat animals. The best thing you can do for your own health and the world we live in is to go vegan right now.