Foods to Boost Energy
Let’s discover how food can strengthen your immune system and help you feel more energetic!
FOOD AS MEDICINE
Do you feel tired during the cold winter months? Eating the right kinds of food is critical. The ancient Greek patron of doctors, Hippocrates, encourages you to "let food be your medicine, and medicine be your food.” Did you know that some foods can support and strengthen your body?
WE CALL IT ZENZERO, YOU CALL IT GINGER
Ginger is a miraculous root! Its active ingredient, gingerol, helps fight inflammation, and treat nausea and stomach pain.
CITRUS NATURALLY BOOSTS YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Your daily meals should always include some citrus fruits, which are an extraordinary source of immune system-boosting vitamin C. The citrus family includes oranges and lemons, of course, but also grapefruits, tangerines, limes, and clementines.
GREEN GOLD: BROCCOLI!
Broccoli is one of the healthiest superfoods. Packed with minerals and vitamins (A, C, and E), broccoli is also a great source of fiber and precious antioxidants. Sautée your broccoli and drizzle it with some extra virgin olive oil from Magnifico’s selection!
GARLIC: A FORMIDABLE AID
Did you know that garlic is a must-have for your health? It is a powerful aid in fighting infections. Garlic consumption can also lower blood pressure.
MORE HEALTHY FOODS TO HELP YOU FEEL BETTER AND STRONGER
Incorporate spinach into your diet for a boost in vitamin C, beta carotene, and antioxidants. You should also always have some Greek yogurt in your fridge: its active cultures are incredible stimulants for your immune system and your gut. Turmeric, kiwis and green tea are also formidable immune system allies. A handful of almonds a day can provide a great source of vitamins and healthy fats.
EXTRA TIPS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
According to the Harvard Medical School, we should avoid smoking, eat tons of fruits and vegetables, exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight, drink moderate amounts of alcohol, sleep adequately, minimize stress, and maintain good personal hygiene.
- Donatella Mulvoni