7 Powerful Immune System Boosters You Should Be Having Daily
Kauai has suggested 7 powerful immune system boosters that you have to start incorporating into your diet. Thankfully, their menu has seen a reFresh and their latest C-Breeze Smoothie is just one of the many new and innovative creations that can be found on their menu. So, get the best of both and make it breezy. Introducing your summer starter, the new C-Breeze smoothie available at the NEW Kauai store in The Point Mall. With all your favourite summer fruits and a 500mg vitamin C boost. A summer reFRESHer and an immune booster all in a cup. The C-Breeze Soothie includes deliciously fresh ingredients such as mango, strawberry, pineapple, apple juice, vitamin C, dates.
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that supports normal growth and development and helps your body absorb iron. Since your body doesn't produce or store vitamin C, it's important to include vitamin C in your diet. Therefore, feeding your body Vitamin C rich foods may help keep your immune system strong. If you are looking for more ways to boost your immune system, your first step should be a visit to Kauai and plan your meals to include these powerful immune system boosters.
Powerful Immune System Boosters #1: Citrus fruit
Citrus fruits (like oranges and lemons) are packed with vitamin C, the vitamin we all turn to when we have caught a cold. That is because it helps build up your immune system. Vitamin C is thought to increase the production of white blood cells. These are key to fighting infections. Because your body does not produce or store it, you need daily vitamin C for continued health. Almost all citrus fruits are high in vitamin C and Kauai has got A LOT of smoothies and shots to choose from. There is also some orange in the Plant Power salad and wrap for some sneaky Vitamin C!
Powerful Immune System Boosters #2: Red bell peppers
If you think citrus fruits have the most vitamin C of any fruit or vegetable, think again. Red peppers contain twice as much vitamin C as citrus fruits. Get your peppers in the Salsa Quesadilla and Cajun Chicken salad and wrap.
Powerful Immune System Boosters #3: BRUP BRUP BRUP Broccoli
Broccoli is supercharged with vitamins and minerals. Packed with vitamins A, C, and E, X, Y, K, L, M, (kidding, let’s only say A, C, E for now) as well as many other antioxidants and fibre, broccoli is one of the healthiest vegetables you can put in your tummy. Thai Crunch please and thank you.
Powerful Immune System Boosters #4: Spinach is cool
Spinach made the list not just because it is rich in vitamin C. It’s also packed with numerous antioxidants! Similar to broccoli, spinach is healthiest when it is cooked as little as possible so that it retains its nutrients hence the smoothies and juices, people. All the, all the, ALL THE GREENS & The Parmesan Greens!
Powerful Immune System Boosters #5: YOLO, eat your yogurt
Yoghurt has cultures that may stimulate your immune system to help fight diseases. Try to eat plain yoghurts rather than the kinds that are preflavored and loaded with sugar. You can sweeten plain yoghurt yourself with healthy fruits and a drizzle of honey instead ie. the Breakfast Bowl and Tropical Yogurt Pot. Yoghurt can also be a great source of vitamin D. Vitamin D helps regulate the immune system and is thought to boost our body’s natural defences against diseases.
Powerful Immune System Boosters #6: All the Almonds please
When it comes to preventing and fighting off colds, vitamin E tends to take a backseat to vitamin C. However, vitamin E is the key to a healthy immune system. It is a fat-soluble vitamin, meaning it requires the presence of fat to be absorbed properly. Nuts, such as almonds, are packed with the vitamin and also have healthy fats. A half-cup serving, which is about 46 whole, shelled almonds, provides nearly 100% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin E. PS. The Almond Porridge Pot is still available, just ask the cashiers and Kauai’s Power Oats is topped with almonds.
Powerful Immune System Boosters #7: Chicken
Chicken is high in vitamin B-6. About 3 ounces of lean chicken meat contains 40 to 50% of your daily recommended amount of B-6. Vitamin B-6 is an important player in many of the chemical reactions that happen in the body. It is also vital to the formation of a new and healthy red blood cell.
#8 Powerful Immune System Boosters: Sunflower seeds & Turmeric
You may know turmeric as a key ingredient in many curries. But this bright yellow, bitter spice has also been used for years as an anti-inflammatory. Sunflower seeds are full of nutrients, including magnesium, and vitamin B-6. They are also incredibly high in vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant. Vitamin E is important in regulating and maintaining immune system function. Other foods with high amounts of vitamin E include avocados (Avo toast foreva) and dark leafy greens (Juice, juice, juice). Find turmeric and our curried sunflower seeds in the Butta Chicken Bowl and the sunflower seeds in Kauai’s Plant Power salad and wrap.
More ways to prevent the flu
Variety is the key to proper nutrition. Eating just one of these foods will not be enough to help fight off the flu, even if you eat it constantly. Pay attention to servings and recommended daily intake so that you do not get too much of a single vitamin and too little of others. Eating right is a great start, and there are other things you can do to protect yourself and your family from the flu, cold, and other illnesses.