Superfoods to Support Family's Immunity

There’s food, and then there are superfoods.

 

What exactly is so super about them?

 

As you know, our diets should consist of a variety of foods to contribute to our daily macronutrient and micronutrient intake. But certain specific foods that are known to be specifically nutrient-rich are often referred to as “superfoods.” 

 

MaryRuth’s believes in a food-first approach to nutrition — meaning that you should try to consume as many nutrients as you can to support health through your diet. Yet, we understand that’s not always possible.

 

We’re sharing a list of some superfoods you may have heard of that contain important nutrients to support the immune system. We understand that some people may have certain sensitivities to some foods. Just try exploring what works best for you! 

 

Berries

Berries naturally taste sweet, and these rich-colored blue, purple, and red fruits also contain antioxidants and fiber!

 

You may want to incorporate blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries into your diet! Some ways include eating them plain, blended up in a smoothie, on top of yogurt, or mixed into baked goods.

 

Dark, Leafy Greens

Many greens contain the antioxidant vitamin C as well as vitamin A, calcium, and several phytochemicals (as well as fiber). 

 

You can enjoy dark leafy greens in salads, smoothies, sandwiches, and more!

 

Spirulina

Spirulina, a blue-green algae, is a popular dietary supplement and smoothie ingredient that’s used around the globe. It’s often found in a powdered form you can easily incorporate into your favorite smoothie.

 

As a superfood, spirulina may support the immune system and your overall wellness. 

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Mushrooms

Mushrooms have been used traditionally for many centuries, and are still used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  There are many different types of mushrooms out there, and multiple that may support your immunity.

 

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Citrus

Many citrus foods contain essential vitamin C, an antioxidant that can limit the damage done by free radicals. Vitamin C may also support a healthy immune system and contribute to overall well-being in many different ways.

 

Some citrus foods to potentially incorporate into your diet include oranges, grapefruit, and clementines.

 

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes and other root vegetables (such as carrots, beets, and pumpkins) contain beta carotene, the most common form of provitamin vitamin A

 

Plus, sweet potatoes are filled with other vitamins and minerals to support a healthy diet.

 

Olive Oil

Most olive oil contains vitamin E, polyphenols, and monounsaturated fatty acids. 

 

Olive oil can be used in marinades, dressings, for dipping, cooking, and so much more!  

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Water

While it isn’t a food, we recommend drinking half your body weight in ounces of water every day! So if you weigh 150 pounds, for example, drink 75 ounces of water every day. 

 

Because we lose water throughout the day through urine and sweat, it’s important to stay hydrated. Water is necessary for our daily health, and we need to make sure that we’re making up for our losses through the water that we drink. 

 

Support Immunity With Superfoods & More

Supporting your family's immunity is a process, not an overnight fix. 

 

Thankfully, at MaryRuth's, we also stock a range of supplements that help support immunity. Tap the button below to discover our immunity range that is trusted by thousands of families.

 

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