The immune system develops when we’re around 3 months old and it continues to learn and grow throughout our lives, continually defending the body whenever we encounter bacteria and viruses.
However, when you’re stressed, working too hard, travelling too much or eating a poor diet, your defences can be weakened. Increased pressure on the nervous system can imbalance your immune system, making you more vulnerable to falling ill.
A healthy immune system starts with what you eat — and superfoods can help!
To stay healthy, you can eat foods rich in nutrients that will arm your immune system to fight back. Vitamins A, B12, C, D, iron and copper are all beneficial for supporting your immune system and nervous system to work together in harmony.
- Organic Wheatgrass Powder Also known as “green blood” due to its high chlorophyll content. Wheatgrass contains selenium, an essential mineral (you must get it through food) that contributes to a healthy immune system. It also fights inflammation, which is an immune system response that occurs when tissues are injured by bacteria, toxins or other causes. It’s antibacterial.
- Organic Spirulina Powder is high in antioxidants, especially phycocyanin. Not only does phycocyanin give the blue-green algae its blue color, it’s also a powerful anti-inflammatory. Spirulina is a natural source of vitamins A, B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), iodine, manganese and calcium. These nutrients protect the body against oxidative stress, nourish the immune system, support heart function and maintain healthy bones.
- Organic Chlorella Powder is loaded with vitamins B12 & D to support the immune system. It is also a source of vitamins A, E and riboflavin (B2) which help to protect the body against the effects of oxidative stress. Chlorella powder contains as much iron as 5 bags of baby spinach (960g!)
- Organic Turmeric SuperBlend – Curcumin found in turmeric has been found to reduce inflammation in the body which is linked to many illnesses. Source of iron which contributes to normal formation of red blood cells, supports normal cognitive function and a healthy immune system. This Super Blend includes other ingredients like Cardamom, Ginger, Cinnamon, black pepper, Maca and Lucuma
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