5 Ingredients to Help You Stay Healthy this Holiday Season
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 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.