Nutrition and Immune Function

Fear around virus outbreaks will not vanish once we live through this pandemic. Aside from regular handwashing and social distancing, the only other way to put us in a stronger position against infections or any other cases of flu is through nutrition. Even though COVID isn’t a foodborne illness, and no diet or supplement will stop you from catching the disease, a strong immune system will enhance protective actions by better dealing with pathogenic bacteria and microbes. 

To make our body’s defenses work to their full potential, we need to make sure we’re consuming all of the right nutrients. As recently highlighted by the World Health Organisation, fruits and vegetables are a key component to a fully functioning immune system, and variety is as important as quality. 

With the busy lives we all live, it’s hard to keep track of what we eat daily, and lets be honest, most of us aren’t fans of choking down Kale, Chard, or Ginger. This is where juicing becomes an effective and easy way to meet the daily quota for all essential vitamins and minerals. The body can utilize nutrients quicker and more efficiently because juice is liquid and travels through the body rapidly, as opposed to whole foods that take time to digest and breakdown. Heat and cooking processes reduce some of the nutrient content in our meals, therefore, adequate intake of 'Fresh' and 'Raw' is vital for the normal functioning of the human body.

 

 

Lastly, groundbreaking research published in the British Journal of Nutrition has found significant nutritional differences between organic and non-organic farming. In 2014, the team at Newcastle University found organic crops are up to 60% higher in a number of key antioxidants than conventionally grown ones.

With healthiest regards, 

Juice4thought