We’re cosigning the statement “you get out what you put in” because we know it to be true. What you put in your body will always affect how well you function. The mind, digestion and your overall function are all tied together. The body is like a rainforest. It requires water and adequate nutrition to continue to flourish otherwise it isn’t able to sustain itself. Too many chemicals and pollutants, in our case antibiotics, trans fats and sugar, can wipe out the good bacteria that naturally occurs in the ecosystem. Winter is well and truly underway and we’ve already seen a few casualties from the cold in our office so why not show you all some natural remedies you can try out to boost your immune system.
There are many reasons why this citrus fruit is always recommended when it’s flu season. They’re naturally high in vitamin C, are great for supporting healthy digestion and healthier skin. A glass of lemon water is also great for starting your day because lemons help rid your body of toxins.
The delightful spice that comes in an unmistakable golden yellow hue. It contains curcumin, is a natural anti-inflammatory and it’s loaded with niacin (vitamin B3), vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K and zinc as well as many other nutrients.
This root vegetable is loaded with many vitamins and minerals and is praised for it’s antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties and therapeutic compounds. A few noteworthy benefits of ginger is that it blocks bacterial infections (including drug-resistant bacteria), promotes proper digestion, fights fungal infections and relives joint and muscle pain. My personal favourite way to prepare ginger is by thinly slicing it and adding it to hot water.
The spice that has been adored for thousands of years! This gem is unparalleled in terms of “antis”. It is rich in antioxidants, is anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-diabetic and all round good for you. We love using this spice to create a Ayurvedic Chai Tea.
Another citrus fruit that’s high in vitamin C. A little lesser known fact about limes is that they’re a great source of potassium, calcium, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin D.
A little sweet treat that comes without any guilt or the aftereffect of indulging in chocolate. Cacao contains anandamide, a neurotransmitter known to improve mood, has antioxidant properties, contains magnesium and has more calcium than cow’s milk. Cacao is typically grown and collected by Indigenous farmers on behalf of large corporations in exchange for very little wages. We adore cacao but we’re also big supporters of companies who support fair trade and fair working conditions and we encourage you all to choose organic, fair-trade varieties of cacao when possible.
This dried flower has acquired a strong reputation for being a household staple. When made into a tea, chamomile is great for treating a cold as it eases nasal congestion, boosts immunity and treats sore throats. These dried flowers also have stress-relieving properties, and are great for skin and hair health.