Tom Kaufman

Tom Kaufman

Richard B. Arnold Real Estate

5 Ingredients to Help You Stay Healthy

As we move into the middle of February - anxiously waiting for the first days of Spring - we all know that drastic changes in weather can lead to days stuck in bed. This is the time of year when so many of us wind up stuck in bed fighting the inevitable cold or flu.

To counter the inevitable barrage of sickness, health experts recommend a proactive approach to boost your body’s immune system.  Proper sleep, regular exercise, appropriate hydration, and a balanced diet are all on the menu to fight against a cold or the flu.

We called Nick Pace from Nooks & Kindles to get his insight about the best options to plan a healthy meal.  Nick referenced 5 ingredients to incorporate into your diet that will help boost your immune system and help enhance your recovery from exercise.    


Ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.  More specifically, ginger can help to prevent nausea and can help to reduce muscle pain and soreness from exercise.


Lemon is a good source of Vitamin C.  ¼ Cup of raw lemon juice contains almost 30% of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C.


Cayenne pepper can boost your metabolism on a small scale.  Cayenne pepper can also improve your digestive health.


Tumeric contains curcumin, a substance with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.  Tumeric has also been linked to the promotion of brain health and with the reduction of anxiety.

Black Pepper

Black pepper and turmeric have a synergistic relationship. Black pepper contains piperine, a substance that seriously aids in the body’s absorption of curcumin.  Black pepper also helps with nasal congestion and provides respiratory relief.

It’s no coincidence that these are the 5 ingredients in the 2 oz.“Immunity Shot” that Nick recommends this time of year at Nooks and Kindles.

Nick certainly walks-the-walk when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  He brings this personal insight to every item on his menu.

Beyond the incredibly resourceful Immunity Shot, Nooks & Kindles offers an incredible menu of Açaí, Pitaya, & Smoothie bowls, fresh pressed juice, superfood smoothies, & skinny smoothies.

Visit Nooks & Kindles today in one of their four North Shore locations: Roslyn, inside Delicacies Deli; Greenvale, inside Grace’s Market; Manhasset, inside nuBest Salon; and Albertson, inside Basil & Prime.

You can also find them online at nooksnkindles.com, at facebook.com/nooksnkindles, & on Instagram @nooknkindles.   

Tom Kaufman

Tom Kaufman

As a life-long resident of Long Island, Tom appreciates the unique personalities of Long Island's diverse communities. Tom’s insight into Long Island’s North & South Shores uniquely positions him to find the best home for you and your family.

Nick Pace

Nick Pace

Nick Pace is the owner and operator of Nooks & Kindles Organic in Roslyn, NY. Nick is passionate about healthy, organic, & mindful eating, and he appreciates how overall fitness gives you the energy and the quality of life you deserve. Visit Nooks & Kindles at nooksnkindles.com, on Facebook @nooks&kindles, & on Instagram @nooksnkindles

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