Here’s to a New Year and putting your best foot forward!

2021 is right upon us and having a strong immune system should be on top of everyone’s new year’s goals. A strong immune system looks good on everyone! At the Turnip Truck, we have many delicious and easy ways to meet your body’s immune needs.

Here are some key things you can do to help keep a healthy immune system:

*Stress Less

While it may be challenging right now, it is all the more reason to take care of yourself and manage your stress levels. Stress can release the hormone cortisol, making it harder for your cells to repair themselves. Doing some deep breathing, stretching, and yoga throughout the day can reduce stress levels and elevate your mood almost immediately. Connecting with friends and loved ones is important now more than ever. Laugh and share smiles. They say that “laughter is the best medicine.” There is some truth to that. Laughter releases endorphins – the feel-good chemical which relieves stress.

*Eat a Healthier Diet

Vegetables, fruits, seeds, and nuts are full of nutrients essential to immune health. A diet rich in colorful food typically will be higher in important vitamins. These foods can help you strengthen your immune system: Citrus, Green Tea, Red Peppers, Broccoli, Garlic, Ginger, Kale, Spinach, Yogurt, Nuts, Turmeric, Papaya, Chicken, Sunflower Seeds, Oregano, Mushrooms.

*Herbs and Vitamins

Supplementing your diet with immune-boosting vitamins and herbs can help improve your immune system. Here a few items that you may want to include daily and a few for when the flu has knocked you down:
– Oil of Oregano
– Elderberry
– Zinc
– Vitamins A, B6, C, D & E
– Mushroom supplements

And don’t forget to sleep well and stay hydrated!

If you have any questions, visit the Health & Beauty section of any of our stores where our friendly and knowledgeable staff are happy to assist you!