Hi All!! HAPPY Fridayyyyy :D
How are you?! Are you ready for the weekend?! I say, YES please :D My body's beat up and tired from working hard this week, so BRING ON THE WEEKEND!! I'll make this a quick post, and don't forget to check out Friday's SMOOTHIE recipe at the bottom :)
Eat to boost IMMUNITY! My mama taught me the best way to stay healthy is by washing your hands, and often!! But if you start to feel rundown with a cold coming, LOAD UP on the following 4 foods to get back up to speed! Who wants to exercise when feeling like crap?!?! READ ON baby, and stay ahead of the game :D
1. SUNFLOWER SEEDS
Rich in vitamin E, the seeds help your immune system create antibodies that bind to viruses and then assist your body in eliminating them.
2. RED BELL PEPPERS
These veggies are a top source of vitamin C (cup for cup, they have about double the amount as oranges). The nutrient is critical for cold-fighting and fatigue, since it helps your body make the white blood cells needed to battle (and potentially beat) an invading infection.
3. CHICKEN SOUP
The fluid keeps you hydrated and helps thin mucus, preventing and relieving congestion. While other brothy soups will do the job, chicken soup may have anti-inflammatory effects.
4. WHEAT GERM
Sprinkle this on your yogurt or cereal for a dose of zinc, a mineral that studies show lessens the severity and duration of colds. Like vitamin C, zinc helps your body produce white blood cells, the frontline warriors of your immune system.
KEEP READING and get today's recipe :D
EASY MORNING MASH SMOOTHIE
8 Tbsp of apple juice
- This recipe makes 2 portions.
- For a more refreshing smoothie, blend some crushed ice with the other ingredients.
- This smoothie is GREAT for ENERGY; GOOD for IMMUNITY :)
Nutrients: Beta-carotene, folic acid, vitamins B1, B3, B6, and C; calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sulphur.
Have an AWESOME weekend!
SEE YOU right back here on Monday!!
Pamela Stewart, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist