COVID-19 and the importance of protecting our health!
The COVID-19 pandemic has made one thing clear: it is absolutely imperative to protect your health and strengthen your immune system! One of the most important ways to avoid getting sick is by eating a healthy diet. There is a lot of research that shows that nutritional deficiencies can weaken our immune system and make us more susceptible to illness, and that those illnesses tend to be more severe and last longer! We need to make sure we’re eating all of our body’s requirements for macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, fat), and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) . A micronutrient heavy diet supplies your body with 14 different vitamins, 25 different minerals, and more than 10,000 phytochemicals, which are plant-based chemicals that have profound effects on human cell function and immune system. Foods that are naturally rich in these nutrients are also rich in fiber and water and are naturally low in calories. By eating a whole foods plant centered diet, your diet will be micronutrient heavy to help strengthen your immune system. Be sure to include a wide variety of greens, beans, onions, mushrooms, berries and seeds! These are also known as "GBombs"!
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