This time of year, we all start thinking about our immune systems. How can we stay healthy for the next 6-7 months? How can we avoid sickness and boost immunity? There are a lot of ways to support your immune system, and some of them are as easy as the foods we choose each day. Our recipe today, delivers delectable flavors for a strong immune system. Eat it for breakfast, or any time of day. It’s low carb, high nutrient, and delicious.
Here’s how to make this Beyond Keto recipe and why it’s time to be picky about what foods we put in our bodies. Choose healthy foods for a strong immune system!
Lemon Hollandaise Sauce
Nutrition Info (serves 1): 530 calories, 50 grams fat, 4 grams net carbs (7 grams total, 3 grams fiber), 28 grams protein
Eggs provide one of the best, most bioavailable, proteins known to man. When you’re interested in boosting your immune system, it’s important to eat adequate protein. This only requires a small amount at each meal.
Egg proteins also support fat metabolism, carbohydrate metabolism, the immune system, hormones, cellular growth and repair, and more (1).
In addition to providing great protein, salmon offers one of the most potent compounds to fight inflammation and support the immune system.
The omega-3 fats in salmon are true superfood compounds. They increase the production of anti-inflammatory hormones. This in turn, relieves the immune system by reducing its reaction to inflammation. Omega-3 fats are known to support eye, brain, cardiovascular, and cellular health (2).
Extra virgin olive oil boasts a great immune-boosting compound: oleocanthal.
Studies show that oleocanthal specifically contains disease-fighting antioxidants, anti-cancer compounds, anti-inflammatories, and compounds that support heart health. It is potent and reduces inflammation in similar strength to some medications, like ibuprofen (3). Additionally, it provides both antibacterial and anti-viral action (4).
Avocados are another anti-inflammatory food that supports your immune system. It has fats called phytosterols. Phytosterols fight inflammation associated with arthritis while avocados’ polyhydroxylated fatty alcohols (PFAs) reduce inflammation in other ways.
Additionally, oleic acid supports digestive tract and brain health to directly boost the immune system (5).
Red onions are a wonderful food to support your immune system. They contain antioxidants that fight cell-damaging free radicals, are antibacterial and contain anti-cancer compounds.
Lemon juice is a good source of vitamin C, and vitamin C is a strong immune-supporting antioxidant.
In addition, lemon juice contains antibacterial compounds that fight bacteria in the entire digestive tract, from mouth to intestines (6).
Black peppercorns are a humble, inexpensive, amazing superfood.
They support your immune system with potent antioxidants like piperine and anti-inflammatory compounds. Black peppercorns have healthy effects and fight cellular overgrowth (7).
This is just one part of a strong immune system plan. Here are some more tips to check out:
It’s a great time to do everything you can to have a strong immune system. Throughout your day, eat foods that support your immune system with great superfood ingredients. Try our delicious Beyond Keto breakfast (any time of day)! It will satisfy your taste buds and body with nourishing ingredients.