As I'm sure you know, the news is filled with statistics of how many more people have tested positive for this virus, how many more new hospitalizations occurred overnight, how many more people died overnight, and the doom and gloom just goes on. Don't get me wrong, this is a very scary time we are all living through, BUT, what the "experts" continually tell us is they are working furiously to come up with drugs and vaccines that will "combat" this virus.
What these "experts" are NOT telling us is, (besides social distancing, hand washing, mask wearing), the things we should be DOING to strengthen our immune system so if we do come in contact with this virus, we may not even get symptoms!
If you follow the science, all the data will tell you, EAT MORE VEGETABLES, FRUITS, LEGUMES AND WHOLE GRAINS! It really is so EASY. It's so easy that most people just think it can't be that simple. BUT IT IS!!! Eat vegetables--cooked, raw, steamed, roasted--anyway you like them. Eat a huge salad daily, (my salad bowl looks like it would feed a family of four), with all kinds of vegetables, raw, cooked, some rice added in or potato chunks, maybe some crispy tofu, a sprinkle of nuts or seeds and a really good low-fat dressing.
The more vegetables and fruits you can get into your diet, the more your body will love you. You will be strengthen your immune system giving it the ammunition it needs to fight off whatever bacteria, virus, or toxins you may come in contact with. When your immune system is compromised, from either vitamin deficient foods, pharmaceutical drugs, processed foods, etc., this is when we get into real trouble. The "foreign invader" will take control and guess what--we become really sick. Without the correct "weapons" we cannot fight the intruder.
However, when we are armed with all the necessary ammunition, many times we don't even know a foreign invader has come in. When our immune system is running the way it was designed to, our body takes care of the invader without us even "knowing" it happened. This is exactly how our body was designed--it is more powerful than any pill or vaccine there is on the market today.
So, get your green leafy vegetables in everyday--it doesn't matter what kind--eat whatever kind you like--romaine, kale, spring mix, spinach, collards, Swiss chard, etc.--pile on cucumbers, onions, scallions, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, shredded cabbage, mushrooms, bell peppers--when you eat the rainbow consistently, your immune system will give you the protection that you cannot get from drugs--ever.
A sample day of eating this way might look like: Breakfast--oatmeal w/berries, banana, sliced apples, etc. with a sprinkle of flaxseeds (ground). Lunch--a HUGE salad with a bowl of vegetable bean soup. Dinner--a huge salad with a vegetable stir fry. It's not rocket science, but it does take effort on your part. You have to grocery shop and then you have to prepare the food--you simply cannot go through a drive-through and get this type of food.
The secret to success in eating this way is to be PREPARED. If you don't have these foods on hand, you are going to grab whatever is available--then we start sliding down this slippery slope. Believe me, it's very easy to order out, heat up some kind of frozen something, or go through a drive-through on your way home--but, the price you end up paying for poor health is just not worth it.
We spend loads of money on the homes we live in, the cars we drive, our hair and nails, but we balk at the price of the foods we put in our mouth. The food we eat should be our NUMBER ONE priority because remember:
Without our health, we have absolutely nothing.......