Immune health is one of those things we often ignore until we need it most.
It's usually not until we are feeling run down, sick, and stressed out that we start paying attention to the important role that our immune system plays in keeping us healthy.
Working like your body's personal security guard, the immune system controls who gets in and who gets kicked out. It even controls who can't get back in again once they've been kicked out. This vital function helps keep us in good health by detecting foreign invaders and harmful pathogens and eliminating them before they can attack our cells.
Unfortunately, our immune system begins to naturally decline with age through a process known as immune senescence. This means that over time, it becomes increasingly difficult for immune system cells to effectively do their important job.
The good news when it comes to immune health is that the immune system is an incredibly smart and complex system that can be improved fairly easily with healthy lifestyle choices and the right supplements (like our Primal Immune Defense!).
Supporting immune health should be an ongoing part of our daily routine. But this doesn't mean that is has to be complicated or time consuming!
With a few helpful supplements like probiotics and vitamin C, plenty of fruits and vegetables, good sleep habits, stress reduction, and moderate exercise, it's possible to help keep your immune system happy, healthy, and balanced.
Especially important to immune health is proper nutrition. Getting enough vitamins and minerals is key! Dark, leafy greens, fermented foods, garlic, turmeric, ginger, blueberries, oranges, fatty fish, and almonds are all powerful immune-boosting diet choices.
But with so much to do in our busy lives, we often don't have time to keep track of all these important vitamins and minerals. That's why Primal Harvest Tribe member Kate created this zesty Primal Greens drink for her daily morning routine.
Kate wanted to make sure she was starting the day on the right foot with all the immune-boosting nutrients her body requires. With a packed schedule, she needed a quick solution that was convenient, quick, and easy to take on the go.
This green smoothie recipe works to strengthen your immune system by combining powerful infection-fighting and antioxidant-packed ingredients, like kale and blueberries, to toughen up your body's natural defenses.
It also includes our Primal Greens powder for your daily nutrient needs, in addition to probiotics, digestive enzymes, adaptogens, and many other healing herbs.
Even better, Kate added the option of including ginger into the recipe for a sweet and spicy kick! Ginger is famously known for its soothing, antioxidant properties, as well as its ability to fend off nausea and other digestive issues.
Immune Defense Smoothie
1 handful of kale (or spinach)
1/2 cup almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
1/2 cup purified water
1 handful of blueberries
3-4 peach slices (frozen or fresh)
1-2 pieces ginger (fresh or candied)
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend (or pulse) on high until smooth. Pour into glass or mason jar, top with any desired toppings, and enjoy!
READY TO TRY THIS IMMUNE-BOOSTING PRIMAL GREENS SMOOTHIE? CHECK OUT KATE'S RECIPE BELOW AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!
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