7 Superfoods To Start Your New Year With A Strong Immune System!

With a new year comes resolutions, and it's inevitable that your social media feeds are littered with “new year, new me” posts. A new year acts as a reset button for most people as they recover from the chaos of the holidays and go back to work after a short break and undoubtedly slower holiday months.

Many people use the new year to reset their bodies as they embark in resolutions that include sweaty workouts and a new diet. Often times these lifestyle changes are forgotten after mere weeks. NOT THIS YEAR!

The month of January is the month of a New Year and renewed health. A strong immune system, energy, and endurance are key to kicking off the new year with a bang and maintaining your resolutions to better yourselves.

Reishi

"Reishi mushroom is a fungus that some people describe as “tough” and “woody” with a bitter taste. The fruiting body (above-ground part) and mycelium (filaments connecting a group of mushrooms) are used as medicine" - WebMD

Studies have shown that Reishi mushrooms are capable of reducing, treating, and even preventing inflammation, fatigue, digestive problems and autoimmune disorders. Dr. Axe explains that Reishi mushrooms grow above ground and produce “a fruiting body” along with connective strands (called mycelium), which are turned into an herbal medicine, tincture, tea, powder or extract. 

 

Other Benefits May Include 

  • frequent infections (urinary tract, bronchitis, respiratory infections, etc.)
  • liver disease
  • food allergies and asthma
  • tumor growth and cancer
  • skin disorders
  • diabetes
  • viruses, including the flu, HIV/AIDS or hepatitis
  • heart disease, hypertension, high blood pressure and high cholesterol
  • sleep disorders and insomnia
  • anxiety and depression

Cordyceps

"Cordyceps is a fungus that lives on certain caterpillars in the high mountain regions of China." - WebMD


Benefits

  • respiratory infections like chronic bronchitis
  • coughs, colds and the flu
  • reproductive problems and sexual dysfunction
  • kidney disorders
  • bladder infections and urination problems
  • asthma
  • hepatitis B
  • low circulation and irregular heartbeats
  • heart disease and high cholesterol
  • liver disorders
  • muscle weakness
  • chronic fatigue syndrome and low energy
  • dizziness

Coriolus

"Coriolus mushroom is a fungus. People have used the fruiting body and other parts as folk medicine for a long time. Recently, researchers have started to isolate and identify substances in coriolus that might act like pharmaceutical drugs. Two of these substances are polysaccharide peptide (PSP) and polysaccharide krestin (PSK). Scientists think these chemicals might be able to fight cancer and boost the immune system." - WebMD


Benefits

  • Prevents and Treats the Common Cold and Flu
  • Can Offer Support to Chemo Patients
  • May Combat Breast Cancer
  • Helps Treat Human Papilloma Virus
  • Aids in Digestion
  • 6. May Help Patients with HIV/AIDS

Pine Bark

"Pycnogenol is the US registered trademark name for a product derived from the pine bark of a tree known as Pinus pinaster. The active ingredients in pycnogenol can also be extracted from other sources, including peanut skin, grape seed, and witch hazel bark." - WebMD


Benefits

  • Lowers Glucose Levels, Improving Diabetic Symptoms
  • Helps Prevent Hearing Loss and Balance
  • Staves Off Infections
  • Protects the Skin from Ultraviolet Exposure
  • Decreases Erectile Dysfunction
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Helps Increase Athletic Performance

Camu Camu Berry

"Camu camu is a shrub that grows in swampy or flooded areas of the Amazon rain forests of Peru, Brazil, Venezuela, and Colombia. The fruit and leaves are used as a medicine." - WebMD


Benefits

  • Boosts the Immune System
  • Improves Liver Health
  • Enhances Mood
  • Improves Gum & Heart Health
  • Aging

Pomegranate

"Pomegranate is a tree. Various parts of the tree and fruit are used to make medicine." - WebMD


Benefits

  • Natural Aphrodisiac
  • Reduce Arthritis & Joint Pain
  • Fight Cancer
  • Lower Blood Pressure
  • Fight Bacterial Infections
  • Improve Heart Health
  • Improve Memory

Garcinia Cambogia

"Garcinia is a small to medium-sized tree that grows in India and Southeast Asia. The fruit rind contains the chemical hydroxycitric acid (HCA) and is used to make medicine. Don't confuse Garcinia with Garcinia hanburyi (gamboge resin)." - WebMD


Benefits

  • loss of appetite or less of a desire to eat than usual
  • reduced cravings for unhealthy foods, such as sugar addiction
  • a more positive mood (including feeling happier, more energetic and less tired)
  • increased energy and concentration
  • stabilized blood sugar levels
  • improved bowel movements
  • reduced joint pains
  • improved cholesterol levels
  • stronger desire to be physically active
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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