In the rush of the workday, it’s so easy to get fast food to settle your cravings. However, these options can lack the essential nutrients you need, or worse, leave you feeling sluggish and kill your productivity. To scale your business in the current landscape, you need to be performing at your optimum level. So here are some superfoods that can boost your immune system and help you handle whatever the workday throws at you.
This superfood is not only rich in vitamin C but it is also filled with antioxidants and beta carotene. If you’re unfamiliar with beta carotene, it helps increase the infection-fighting ability of our immune systems. It’s best to snack on when uncooked, though, to get all the nutrients you can out of it. However, cooking does enhance the amount of vitamin A it contains and enables other nutrients to be released through oxalic acid.
Plain yogurt is an excellent source of vitamin D. If you’re unaware, vitamin D helps regulate your immune system. It’s also believed that it boosts your body’s defenses. Additionally, it has been shown to help fend off heart disease, and one cup can provide you with 40% of your daily needed calcium.
Green tea is packed with antioxidants called flavonoids. It stands out amongst other teas though due to its high level of epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, another powerful antioxidant. EGCG enhances the immune system. Because of how it’s brewed, green tea retains most of its EGCG concentration. It’s also a great source of L-theanine. L-theanine is an amino acid that is believed to help increase the production of germ-fighting compounds in your T-cells.
As an entrepreneur, it can take time to find the right foods through a grocery store. The time you spend doing that could be time spent on your business. Luckily, our partner Home Chef offers meals with all the needed nutrients to maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you’re an AFEUSA member, you can take advantage of your exclusive Home Chef AFEUSA discount through your membership portal.
by: Charles Jackson,