A healthy immune system is amazing! It protects you from all sorts of pathogens, often without you even noticing. 70-80% of your immune system is located along your digestive tract, so supporting your digestive system supports your immune system.
Food can support your digestive and immune systems or depress them. Here are my favorite foods that I eat regularly to stay as healthy as possible during cold and flu season.
1. Soup, soup and more soup- made with homemade meat broth. Broth contains the nourishing healthy fat, protein and minerals your digestive and immune systems require. This is one of my favorite recipes that everyone in my family (even the pickiest teenager!) enjoys.
2. Raw lacto-fermented veggies like saurkraut and kimchee- these contain beneficial probiotic bacteria that crowd out pathogenic micro-organisms that can cause problems. They also contain immune boosting vitamin C. Find them in the refrigerator section. The jarred ones have been pasteurized which destroys th...