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Immunity-Boosting Superfoods & Vitamins

Immunity-Boosting - The Best
Superfoods & Vitamins to be Healthy.

Immunity-boosting superfoods and vitamins are now more important than ever. Especially in this time of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many people know to eat better and take vitamins, but which foods and vitamins are best? With more time in self-isolation at home, it can be easy to make unhealthy choices. The snack cupboard is full and the couch is so comfy! Here are some superfoods and vitamins to keep handy, to stay your healthiest, even in self-isolation.

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Superfoods

  1. Garlic

  2. Ginger

  3. Blueberries

  4. Chia Seeds

  5. Kale

Supplements

  1. Omega-3

  2. Iron 

  3. Vitamin B-12

  4. Moringa Oleifera

  5. Prenatal Vitamin

  6. Multivitamins

Garlic

There are compounds within garlic that help the immune system fight germs. For centuries garlic has been used as both food and medicine. Eating garlic can lower your risk of heart disease, enhance your immune system and improve mental health. Studies have shown that eating garlic can lower your chances of becoming sick. If you do become sick, garlic has been shown to reduce your symptoms.

3 pieces of garlic on burlap

To maximize the natural superfood properties of garlic: 

  • Use more than one clove in a dish,
  • Crush or dice garlic before preparing meals,
  • Let garlic stand 10 minutes before cooking.

Omega-3

This supplement has a variety of benefits, including the lesser-known benefit of boosting immunity. Here are a few of the most noteworthy health benefits of Omega-3:

  • Help to fight mental disorders including anxiety and depression,
  • Improve eye health,
  • Improve the babies brain health during pregnancy and in early life,
  • Decrease the risk of heart disease,
  • Fight inflammation,
  • Fight autoimmune diseases,
  • Reduce fat in the liver,
  • Improve sleep quality,
  • Reduce menstrual pain.
Omega 3 gel capsules.

Omega-3 is a wonderful immunity-boosting supplement for all, including vegetarians. Traditionally Omega-3 contains fish oil, but our Greeniche Omega-3 is plant-sourced. Our plant-based combination of oils, algae, sunflower, and flaxseed make our Omega 3 formula 100% vegetarian.

Ginger

Ginger has many helpful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It is known as the go-to ingredient for many feel better recipes! Ginger can reduce inflammation in the body, thereby reducing the risk of chronic inflammation that could harm the immune system. When you increase the amount of antioxidant-rich foods in a diet, you are supporting a healthy immune system. Ginger can also naturally soothe an upset stomach and reduce nausea. 

Ginger immunity boosting superfood

Try incorporating ginger into a smoothie, dinner recipe or even in your lemon water for an extra kick.

Blueberries

These little fruits are not just tasty, but immunity-boosting too! Blueberries contain an ingredient within, a flavonoid called anthocyanin. Anthocyanin has antioxidant properties that help boost the immune system. Past research has found that people who ate foods that contain flavonoids were found to be less likely to contract a common cold or respiratory infection.

fresh blueberries

Check out our Immunity Boosting Blueberry Muffin Recipe for a fun way to incorporate more blueberries into your baking. Even while staying sugar-free!

Iron

Foods that are rich in iron include:

  • Meats,
  • Nuts,
  • Seeds,
  • Dried fruits,
  • Shellfish,
  • Seafood,
  • Cruciferous vegetables like kale, spinach and sweet chard. 

While trying to increase iron levels in your diet, remember that too much iron can suppress the immune system. Taking an iron supplement can increase iron in a measurable way. If you are vegetarian and concerned about iron levels, try our Greeniche Veg-Iron. The Greeniche Veg-Iron supplement is vegetarian and Halal-friendly, and can help prevent iron-deficiency or anemia

Nutritional facts for Iron for Immunity Boosting

While trying to increase iron levels in your diet, remember that too much iron can suppress the immune system. Taking an iron supplement can increase iron in a measurable way. If you are vegetarian and concerned about iron levels, try our Greeniche Veg-Iron. The Greeniche Veg-Iron supplement is vegetarian and Halal-friendly, and can help prevent iron-deficiency or anemia

Chia Seeds

Centuries ago the Aztecs and the Mayans relied on chia seeds as a staple in their diet. The word ‘chia’ is derived from the ancient Mayan word for strength. Now in modern times, chia seeds are recognized as a powerful superfood. Chia seeds are fully loaded with antioxidants, fibre and protein.

healthy chia seeds

For an extra health boost, add chia seeds to your yogurt, smoothie or salad.

Vitamin B-12

Vitamin B-12 has been known as the energy vitamin because of its long list of powerful benefits. It is essential for a healthy brain and a strong immune system. Unfortunately, B-12 can only be found in animal products like meat, eggs, cheese, milk and shellfish. If you do not consume enough B-12 or are vegetarian or vegan, you could experience a B-12 deficiency.

Vitamin B-12

Our Greeniche Vitamin B-12 supplement is essential for treating and preventing vitamin B-12 deficiency. It also can be used to treat pernicious anemia, a serious type of anemia caused by vitamin B12 deficiency. 

Kale

This cruciferous vegetable is well-known as a helpful superfood with a high antioxidant content. Kale is known to strengthen your immune system while providing plenty of fiber and vitamins. It can also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Immunity-boosting Kale

Adding kale to your salad or shake provides a great immunity-boosting kick!

Moringa Oleifera

Originally found in Indian cultures, Moringa Oleifera has been used for centuries to treat and prevent diseases.

Healthy Immunity Boosting food

Our Greeniche Moringa Powder and Greeniche Moringa Capsules provide the amazing benefits of this powerful all-natural superfood. Moringa is full of essential nutrients required for the maintenance of good health including 25 bioavailable vitamins and minerals, 47 active antioxidants, 36 anti-inflammatory agents, 30% vegetable protein and all eight essential amino acids.

Moringa Oleifera is full of vitamins, minerals and nutrients including:

  • Vitamin A,
  • Vitamin C,
  • Calcium,
  • Potassium,
  • Iron,
  • Protein.

With over 40 powerful antioxidants, Moringa Oleifera can boost energy levels and increase vitality, focus, clarity, and stamina. All while boosting the immune system! 

Moringa Oleifera

With over 40 powerful antioxidants, Moringa Oleifera can boost energy levels and increase vitality, focus, clarity, and stamina. All while boosting the immune system!

Some additional benefits of Moringa Oleifera are that it:

  • Contains all-natural anti-ageing nutrients and minerals,
  • Maintains healthy blood sugar and blood pressure levels,
  • Assists in reaching and maintaining appropriate body weight,
  • Improves mobility and flexibility and aids with joint pain,
  • Promotes athletic recovery and increases overall well-being,
  • Provides high-quality nutrition for weight loss or limited diets.
Moringa Oleifera
Moringa Oleifera

Prenatal Vitamin

Prenatal vitamins can be taken to encourage a healthy pregnancy for both mother and child. These vitamins can be started before conception and taken postpartum.

Pregnant lady eating healthy immunity boosting food

Our Greeniche Prenatal Multivitamin contains all of the additional nutritional requirements during this important time. 

Greeniche Prenatal Vitamin

Multivitamins

When we don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables, we miss out on what our body needs. Taking a daily multivitamin is important to your overall health and well-being. A multivitamin is the best way to ensure that you are consuming what your body needs. It can even make up for those days when we are not eating our best. 

immunity boosting vitamins

Choosing a vitamin specific to your gender or age, can help fulfill specific nutritional requirements for your body. Our line of Greeniche Multivitamins will suit each member of your family. From kids to Men and Women over 50 and everyone in between.

Greeniche Multivitamin for Men
Multivitamin for Kids
Greeniche Multi-vitamins for Women

During this Covid-19 pandemic, there are steps you can take to improve your immune system. Getting enough sleep, controlling stress, eating properly, taking vitamins and exercising are all things you can do. Along with thorough hand washing and avoiding touching your hands to your face. Check out the Government of Canada’s website for more information on Covid-19 and stay healthy.

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Chaste Tree

Chaste Tree, also known as agnus-castus is a plant from the Mediterranean and western Asia which grows violet flowers and berries. It is commonly used by women to help with problems related to hormone imbalances.

Caffeine

Caffeine increases your energy levels to help you stay active through your workouts or daily activity. Caffeine also boosts energy levels even when your body is in a resting state which can contribute to weight loss. It also stimulates thermogenesis, which is one way your body generates heat and energy from digesting food.

Chromium

Chromium works with in the body to metabolize carbohydrates. It is found in many multivitamin supplements and food such as whole grains, fruits and veggies. 

Green Coffee Bean

Green Coffee Bean gives your day a boost and can increase resting metabolic rate, drive weight loss, fat loss and reduce fat absorption. It slows the release of glucose into the body after a meal. These beans are just normal coffee beans in their natural state before being roasted. Who knew coffee beans were naturally green?

Garcinia Cambogia

Garcinia Cambogia is a tropical fruit also known as the Malabar tamarind and is a popular weight-loss supplement. It can drive weight loss and fat loss which could help keep your body’s blood sugar and cholesterol levels healthy.

Forskolin

Forskolin is made from the root of a plant that grows in Nepal, India and Thailand. It has been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine as a fat-burning supplement.

Black pepper

Black pepper contains piperine which can improve metabolic performance and suppress fat accumulation in the body.  Black pepper also helps the body absorb nutrients and can strengthen immunity. 

Black Cohosh

Black Cohosh is a medicinal root that is used to treat women’s hormone-related symptoms such as, menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and painful menstruation.

Pomegranates

Pomegranates are some of the healthiest fruits on Earth. They contain large amounts of phytoestrogens, which helps moderate some menopausal symptoms. It can reduce hot flashes, sleeping problems, depression, exhaustion, and irritability. They also contain powerful antioxidants that provide cardiovascular protection.

Turmeric

A common spice that can reduce cellular inflammation, and can increase the flow of bile which helps detoxify the liver by breaking down unhealthy fats.

Red Clovers

Red clover is a flowering plant and is a legume. Red clover contains isoflavones, which is a type of phytoestrogen. Phytoestrogen has a similar chemical make-up as estrogen which is why it has long been used to ease common menopause symptoms such as hot flashes. Estrogen production is at its lowest during the evening, which is why night sweats are so common.

Maca

Maca is a Peruvian plant grown in the Andes mountains. Maca root has many potential benefits for women but it is known for alleviating menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes and interrupted sleep. Studies also suggest that Maca can help protect bone health.

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Trans-Resveratrol

This powerful antioxidant neutralizes free radical damage that leads to signs of aging. Resveratrol helps protect the skin surface by interrupting and rebuffing negative environmental influences to brighten complexions and boost collagen production. It has been shown to be effective in preventing UVA damage and abnormal cell growth. This antioxidant is shown to contain anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and skin-calming properties that help revitalize the skin.

Zinc

Zinc is part of your skin’s natural dietary defense, found in many foods we eat and helps to fight off the formation of free radicals. It protects the skin’s lipid, or fat barrier and the fibroblasts that make up collagen. Collagen is your skins support structure that protects against UV light, pollution and other aging influences. Zinc boosts the immune system which may help to control the inflammatory response. Also, Zinc regulates cell production and turnover which may reduce oil production and prevent clogging of pores. Zinc is also used to help heal wounds and treat skin conditions like acne, foot ulcers caused by diabetes, leg ulcers, warts, and aging skin.

Radish

Great in salads and our supplements for their antioxidant ability to fight free radicals, their bile-increasing ability that fights bad fats, and their general detoxifying qualities.

Dandelion

While not wanted in your lawn, dandelion contains a variety of biological properties that promote liver health and provide liver detoxifying properties.

Artichoke

A familiar vegetable packed with free-radical fighting antioxidants. Cynarine, a substance found abundantly in artichokes, is believed to promote healthy cell growth and reproduction in the liver.

Raspberry Ketone

Raspberry Ketone is found in red raspberries which gives the fruit their strong aroma and flavour. It can increase your metabolism and higher the rate at which your body burns fat while also reducing appetite. It can also increase levels of adiponectin, which is a hormone that helps regulate metabolism.