Protecting your health against outside pressures, from illness to toxins, takes focus and determination. Boosting your health means taking pressure off your immune system, getting plenty of rest and fresh water, and eating the healthiest diet you can afford. Finally, supplements can help you shed damaging toxins and fill in any gaps in your food options.
Cleanse With Greens
Adding fresh greens to our diet can lower our toxin load and lower gut inflammation. However, schedules and personal tastes can limit the greens we take in each day. Adding a green superfood powder is a terrific option.
Not only does this drink add greens to your gut without requiring you to stop and get a salad, but you can enjoy probiotics for a healthier gut and ginger root to lower inflammation. Burdock root, a natural immune booster, is also included in this powder blend.
If leafy greens are not your favorite food choice, consider adding more broccoli to your diet. Consider also that texture may be getting in your way; if kale is not your favorite green, wash it, roll it up tight and cut it into thin strips for a salad that is easier to chew.
Boost Your Immune System
To thoroughly protect your immune system, antioxidants are key. We spend our days surrounded by toxins; no matter how careful consumers are, airborne particles and dietary toxins abound. Increasing your intake of fresh veggies and fruits to pull free radicals out of your body is a great start.
Consider also adding a daily supplement that includes
- Vitamin C
- B12 and B6
A regular dose of echinacea to protect your respiratory tract and garlic to boost white blood cell production can also be a great choice. Finally, do your best to increase your Vitamin D levels by getting a safe and steady amount of sun.
Increase Your Energy
Recent world events have left many of us feeling stressed, worn and weary. If you’re tired of being tired, consider adding an ashwagandha supplement. Not only can this supplement lower the energy “roller coaster” of cycling from energized to exhausted that caffeine can bring, but ashwagandha can help you fight stress and those anxious thoughts that keep you awake.
Many citizens are changing their diets and cutting back on meat to protect their grocery budgets. Adding supplements that contain iron and the amino acid tyrosine can protect energy levels and avoid the exhaustion of anemia. Do take care to note the proper dosage for your age and body size. If you get too much iron, it can be hard on your stomach.
For those under a great deal of mental pressure and stress, tyrosine provides protection for neurotransmitters. When the brain is under pressure, we tend to rely on the past habits and thought processes that have served us, but we lose mental flexibility at these times. Tyrosine can boost both your energy and your creativity.
An unhealthy body can actually suffer from systemic inflammation from a high toxin load or a reaction to an infection. Keeping inflammation low can be easier with the right supplements and dietary choices.
Consider adding a ginger supplement to your daily routine. A cup of ginger tea or sliced ginger root in a cup of green tea can lower inflammation while boosting your caffeine intake if your energy is low. A garlic supplement can also lower systemic inflammation. Not everyone can easily digest a full clove of garlic. If you find that garlic is tough on your stomach, pair it with oil in a salad dressing or a dipping sauce for veggies.
A fish oil supplement can protect your heart and reduce the inflammation that accompanies diabetes. Like garlic, fish oil can cause stomach upset. If you suffer unpleasant fish oil burps, try freezing your capsules before taking them with a full meal.
The journey to a healthy body starts with a healthy diet. If money and time make food preparation a challenge, supplements can quickly give you the benefits you need. Do your best to keep your water intake high to lower your toxin load in addition to your supplement routine.