Smoothies Boost Immune System

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Your body is constantly at war with the outside world. Microscopic battles rage inside you daily as invaders break their way in and attempt to steal your hard won resources in a plot to grow and multiply, shoving your health aside in the process.

smoothies_boost_immune_system_function_picLuckily, the human body is designed to resist these invaders in every way. Our skin is like castle walls, keeping the enemy at bay, leaving only a few ways in, like our nostrils and mouth. These aren’t without their protections either though. We capture and destroy more bacteria, fungus, parasites, and viruses than any of us would like to know about, but sometimes one sneaks past the gates and guards.

This is when our immune systems are truly tested. Your internal army gathers, and specialized attack cells are sent to take care of the problem before it gets out of control. These cells surround invaders and infected cells, engulf them, destroy them with oxygen molecules, and then remove the toxins and waste. It is a complex, efficient, and controlled process, but it can always use a little extra help from you.

smoothies_boost_immune_system_imageFeed your body well and give yourself the tools to have an amazing immune system. Many of us don’t eat healthy. We don’t know what to do with those fruits and vegetables, even when we want to do something about the food we put in our mouths. Smoothies are a great way to get a lot of nutrition in an easy to make, easy to drink way. We can drink a nutrient dense smoothie and get immunizing foods we normally wouldn’t touch.

Raw fruits and vegetables contain many powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal compounds that are much harder to find in cooked and processed foods. They also contain antioxidants that protect our cells from damaging free radicals. Free radicals can make us more prone to disease, illness, and even many of the symptoms of aging. Raw fruits and vegetables also contain beneficial enzymes that encourage good digestion, and a healthy digestive system is a crucial defense.

immune_shield_boosts_immunity_picPick up our free smoothie recipe book for ideas and then use vibrant, bright colored fruits in your smoothies for the best effects possible. Citrus, carrots, blueberries, spinach, strawberries, pineapple, papaya, pumpkin, ginger, goji, blackberries, and melons are rich in powerful antioxidants, enzymes, and phytonutrients to keep your immune system fighting fit. Be ready for what the world throws at you with good ingredients in a good smoothie. It’s easy; just blend and drink. Even if you only manage to mix one up a couple times a week, that will still make a huge difference in your energy levels and ability to resist illness. 

And, if you want to give your immune system an even bigger boost, try Immune Shield in your smoothies or water. The silver ions and fulvic acid bolster your defenses.

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  • Hi Charlie.
    I'm hearing a lot lately about sugar feeding cancer cells and would like to hear what you have to say about it. I've been off all refined sugars since early Jan as I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Currently I'm having 4 weeks of radiotherapy following lumpectomy. No chemo thankfully. I'm juicing and having lots of smoothies. I'm reluctant to cut down on fruit because of their high nutritional value however, should I be concerned about the high sugar content? Thanks Maria

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      In reply to Maria Kelly's comment

      Hello, Maria. The link to sugar isn't as direct as many articles would have you believe. All your cells run on sugar really, cancer cells are just greedier and hungrier than most. You still need sugars in your system, but these should come from fresh fruits and vegetables more than from processed foods, candies, sodas, and other "foods" that lack real nutrition. Fruits and vegetables also come with plenty of antioxidants and phytonutrients that fight cancer and prevent DNA damage. You don't want to lean too heavily on fruits, but there's little evidence that you need to cut them out of your diet. I would be cutting them with more vegetables if I was in your shoes, but they would still be a part of my diet. I wish you luck on your journey, Maria.