Thursday, October 4, 2012

Ways to Boost Your Immune System for Winter

Recently my husband started a job that isn't exactly ideal health wise.  He is working in a plant where new fumes and toxic elements are everywhere, and they don't even know how safe all of them are yet.  The smell that comes home with him makes him smell like a burnt pig.  His lunch bag leaves a black residue on the counter. I think you get the idea.  Not an ideal health situation.

What is a food researching wife to do?  Buy chlorophyll!
Chlorophyll is a natural chemical found in green vegetables, herbs and algae; it has also become popular as a dietary supplement. Consuming chlorophyll every day benefits your antioxidant levels, your immune system and your detoxification.  (source)
I am hoping that chlorophyll, added to a healthy relatively toxin free diet will be of great help to him.  

It looks really funny, as it is very green, but it's easy to take.  Just add one tablespoon to a glass of water, milk, smoothie, etc. and drink.  Hubby was a bit reluctant at first to take something that is so green, but I chugged a glass and he was able to down it too.  I was expecting it to taste nasty, but it only tasted like unsweetened green tea to me.  Not too bad (that coming from someone who has eaten papaya seeds though :).  



Here is an article from Holistic Kid with some easier ideas for keeping healthy this winter, including eating bacon!?




*If you have health conditions or are on medication, consult your doctor before adding anything new to your diet.  Rare allergic reactions have occurred.


Source:

http://www.holistickid.com/your-immune-boosting-foods-are-not-good-enough/

http://www.livestrong.com/chlorophyll/#ixzz28OLmdGXl

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