Yay! White Blood Cells!back
Our top priority is offering Peri-Operative and Massage Therapy to our clients, and our second favorite thing to talk about is food and how it can positively affect the healing journey. Instead of focusing on the nasty virus de jour, we decided to focus on our helpful superheroes called white blood cells.
The white blood cells, and in turn the immune system, are responsible to fight infections that are caused by bacterial or viral infections. Emotional state, stress, unhealthy food and lifestyle choices are contributing factors in lowering white blood cell count.
The good news is you can naturally increase white blood cells by adding beautiful foods rich in nutrients into your daily meals. Feeding your body certain foods may help keep your immune system strong.
Here are some items to add to your next trip to the grocery store...
Green Tea - full of antioxidants called EGCG that supports immune function and helps the body fight infection
Vitamin C - contained in citrus fruits, broccoli, spinach and red bell peppers. Increases antibodies that fight viruses attempting to enter your body
Omega-3 fatty acids - great news for you pescatarians! These valuable fatty acids are found in fish and protect you from damage that has already occurred. Plant-based options high in Omegas are walnuts and chia, flax and hemp seeds
Vitamin A - orange foods like carrots, papaya and even broccoli increase lymphocytes whose job it is to attack foreign invaders and cancer cells
Probiotics - live and active cultures stimulate your immune system. Most of us immediately think of yogurt. Our favorite choice is the fresh young green coconut water and kefir cultures product called Inner-Eco that is made right here in Denver
Vitamin E - a fat soluble vitamin that helps prevent and fight colds. Just one serving of almonds provides nearly 100% of the daily recommended dose of Vitamin E. Sunflower seeds are also a great choice
There is so much more to healthy nutrition and these are just a few suggestions to empower your health. We suggest you talk to experts who specialize in food-based medicine for more detailed guidance.
Team Soulstice “Inspiring Wellness”