4 All-Natural Recipes to Ward off Infections

Try these all-natural nutrient dense recipes that are specifically made to enhance your immune system straight from the kitchen thanks to the antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral and Vitamin C rich ingredients.

Turmeric Immunity Shot
Makes 3 servings
This turmeric shot contains all the anti-inflammatory viral and bacterial busting ingredients to help your immunity fight back when you start feeling an infection taking hold. Take it 2-3 times a day with or in between meals.

Ingredients:

  • Freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 apple, sliced into quarters and deseeded
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 generous pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2-inch knob fresh turmeric
  • 2-inch knob fresh ginger

Method:

  1. Run all the ingredients (except the orange, honey and cayenne pepper) through a juicer.
  2. Pour the juice into a bottle and thoroughly mix in the honey, cayenne pepper and orange juice.
  3. Pour into a shot glass for each serving.

Immune-Boosting Smoothie
Makes 1 serving
This smoothie acts as the perfect cold-prevention thanks to all the nutrient-dense fresh fruits. Paired with a quality yogurt, you get all the immune boosting benefits of probiotics and Vitamin C. This smoothie is best enjoyed during cold season or when you just want to up your body’s defenses amidst a rise in illnesses.

Ingredients:

  • Freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 4 oz. pack of yogurt, plain or flavored. We recommend a peach flavor.
  • 1 cup fresh/frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh/frozen raspberries
  • ½ cup fresh/frozen pineapple

Method:

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth. You can add more orange juice till you reach your desired consistency.

Lemon Elixir
Makes 1 Serving
This easy recipe may be minimal with its classic cold-fighting ingredients, but it does the trick for helping to detox a body getting bogged down with germs while providing a good immunity boost. You can take it cold, warm, or hot and drink ideally first thing in the morning.

Ingredients:

  • 1 glass of water
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Method:

  1. Stir together all the ingredients and pour into your favorite mug.

Roasted Vegetable Soup
Makes 4 servings
This roasted vegetable soup is as versatile as it is healthy. You can essentially toss in any combination of vegetables, herbs and spices here. The idea is to get in at least 4 servings of different vegetables and warming spices to nourish a dampened immune system.

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium red bell peppers, chopped and deseeded
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium potato, chopped (skin on/off is optional)
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
    *Tip: Chop your vegetables in fairly equal sizes so that they cook evenly
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Greek yogurt to garnish

Method:

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees, Celsius.
  2. Season your chopped vegetables with salt, pepper, cumin and smoked paprika.
  3. Mix the vegetables in olive oil and add to a roasting tray.
  4. Pop the vegetables in the oven and let them bake for 20-30 minutes, or until all the vegetables are cooked.
  5. Add the roasted vegetables to a blender (allow to cool) and add chicken stock and coconut milk.
  6. Blitz until you reach your desired consistency.
  7. Pour the soup into a pot and gently bring to a simmer.
  8. Pour the soup into a bowl and garnish with a generous dollop of Greek yogurt and a drizzle of olive oil.

When it comes to boosting your immunity with food, prevention is always better than cure. Try incorporate these immune-boosting recipes into your arsenal of go-to meals and drinks even on days where you feel healthy. They’re easy and the recipes are flexible enough to be altered to your preferred taste and quantities.

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Superfood Recipes

Good nutrition is and will always be the primary means to maintain good health, prevent disease and just overall help you to live your healthiest life.

Here are a few simple recipes, supercharged with our very own Nature’s Health supplements to incorporate into easy recipes you can make everyday.

Coconut Cashew Energy Balls


This recipe is perfect made in large batches and can be formed into balls, raw cookies, or shaped however you like for a superfood energy bite. We love the way the spicy ginger and turmeric compliment the creaminess of oats and cashews.

The recipe is supercharged with anti-inflammatory powerhouse turmeric, which also lends a lovely earthy spice to the energy balls as well as a beautiful golden hue.

Makes 20 balls
Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Pulse the oats and cashews in a food processor or a blender
  2. Add the medjool dates, ground ginger and turmeric
  3. Blend all the ingredients until well incorporated
  4. Roll the mixture into balls and refrigerate for an hour to set.

Adaptogenic Latte


Ashwagandha, literally translated to mean ‘smell of a horse’, can work perfectly into a variety of adaptogenic beverages to start or end your day on a healthy note. If the taste of this ancient super root isn’t particularly palatable for you, know that it mixes well with other ingredients to mask the taste while you get all the benefits.

This latte features the sweet spiciness of cinnamon to balance out the bitterness of Ashwagandha. Drink it in place of your morning coffee for a different kind of energy boost, without the crash, with the added benefit of stabilized blood sugar levels.

Makes 1 serving
Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Pour the almond milk in a pot and heat over a low flame
  2. When warm, mix in the maple syrup, vanilla, ceylon cinnamon, and Ashwagandha and continue to gently warm the mixture just before boiling.
  3. Turn off the heat and give the mixture a good whisk or use a frother to add a layer of foam.
  4. Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy!

Super Greens Smoothie- Cinnamon


This smoothie is best taken as your breakfast. It’s chock full of nutrient dense ingredients that blend so well together into a creamy and seemingly indulgent smoothie to help supercharge the start of your day. We sneak in some spinach as well to help you get greens first thing in the morning while our own Ceylon Cinnamon helps to keep your mind clear and blood sugar levels stable throughout the day.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana (optional: frozen)
  • 50 grams rolled oats
  • 2 medjool dates
  • 1 heaped tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 ½ cups almond milk
  • 1 handful of fresh spinach (tip: use frozen spinach if you don’t want to taste it)
  • 2 capsules of Nature’s Health Ceylon Cinnamon (twisted open)

Method:

  1. Place all the ingredients in the blender and pour the almond milk over
  2. Blend until smooth

Golden Hummus


One of our favorite things about turmeric is that it goes so well into sweet and savory dishes alike. Here, we use it in a hummus which gives it a stunning golden hue. Best served with fresh chunks of sourdough bread or simple whole wheat pita and roasted vegetables, or on top of a salad to bring all the ingredients together.

Makes 1 big bowl
Ingredients:

  • 1 can or 400 grams of chickpeas
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 heaped tablespoons tahini
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves (fresh or roasted)
  • 3 capsules of Nature’s Health Turmeric with Ginger (twisted open)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Generous pinch of salt and pepper
  • Smoked paprika to garnish

*Tip: Simply add some water to adjust your consistency

Method:

  1. Put all the ingredients into a food processor or blender
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy, and add water to adjust the consistency
  3. Serve in a large bowl and sprinkle over some smoked paprika

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5 Ways Turmeric Supports Your Fitness Goals

Turmeric, an ancient golden root hailed for its potent anti-inflammatory properties seems to keep surprising us with its endless benefits. Turmeric can be especially beneficial for athletes and exercise enthusiasts looking to supercharge their fitness levels.

Here are 5 ways turmeric can support your fitness goals:

1. Eases muscle pain and protects joints

Turmeric’s potent anti-inflammatory properties, thanks to curcumin, help heal tired muscles. As we workout, our muscles undergo micro-tearing before it forms back together as a stronger muscle. This process can be painful, especially for unfit individuals who do too much too soon, or when suddenly increasing the duration or intensity of exercise.

This is where turmeric comes in, the anti-inflammatory benefits that curcumin brings help to ease the onset of exercise-induced muscle inflammation.

A double benefit as well is turmeric’s ability to protect joints. As we exercise, our joints undergo impact from various types of movement. Prolonged joint stress without the proper time for recovery can leave us injured. Turmeric helps to protect joints by easing inflammation and stiffness caused by exercise impact.

2. Promotes faster recovery


Did you know that when you work out, your body naturally produces more free radicals amidst the physical strain?

Taking turmeric before and after a workout, especially a strenuous one, is a great way to support your body and fitness goals because it helps to counter the free radicals your body produces. The flood of antioxidants help your body recover faster, making you ready and stronger for the next workout.

3. Mental Health


Taking turmeric has the mental benefit of uplifting your mood. This is especially beneficial for people who are just starting their fitness journey and are struggling with keeping motivated and consistent with an exercise routine.

As we know, inflammation has been linked to causing depression. Getting into a fitness routine is especially difficult when life has you feeling down. Turmeric can help alleviate depression induced by inflammation and may give you that added spark of a calm and positive attitude to get you exercising. Bonus points as well as turmeric’s feel-good benefits complement the natural endorphin-high you get from exercise.

4. Hormone Balance


For women, turmeric can be especially beneficial in staying consistent with a fitness routine. PMS and other hormonal pain can leave women feeling like lying down and going through the motions of PMS for up to a week. Not the best way to achieve fitness goals if you stop for a week at a time each month.

Turmeric was found to greatly reduce PMS symptoms ranging from menstrual migraines, bloating, acne, cramps, and depressive moods. This is thanks to turmeric’s endless spectrum of anti-inflammatory benefits as well as it’s natural ability to uplift moods. Women who want to keep up a consistent exercise routine may find it easier by incorporating turmeric into their diet or supplement routine, especially a few days before and during their PMS days.

5. Boosts DHA production


A lesser known benefit of Turmeric is its ability to boost DHA production in our body. Usually consumed through dietary means such as fish oil, curcumin helps our body synthesize its own DHA.

While DHA has a host of benefits beyond fitness, it’s particularly beneficial for athletes as DHA helps protect athletes from exercise-induced asthma. Taking curcumin regularly throughout your fitness journey has the ability to promote healthier lung function, which is essential for fitness goals such as endurance and explosive power.

Try these great pre or post-workout drinks smoothies featuring turmeric!

Orange & Turmeric Smoothie:

  • 1 banana
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 100g frozen mango
  • 150 ml orange juice

Immune Boosting Turmeric shot:

  • Juice of 1 orange
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Golden Smoothie

  • 150 ml coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 banana
  • 4 tablespoons oats

Whether you’re taking turmeric pre or post workout, the idea is to give your body a boost of antioxidants to help with keeping you mentally ready for exercise, promote faster recovery and to keep your joints and muscles protected as you push yourselves to your fitness goals. Let the magic of this little root help you achieve the fitness level you want while keeping you as healthy as possible.

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How Much Turmeric Should you be Taking?

The wonderful earthy and spicy taste that turmeric brings to food is only half the story of what this potent root is capable of. Perhaps the most famous and potent anti-inflammatory ingredient nature has to offer, this ancient super root has been linked to easing and alleviating a wide variety of ailments.

Whatever your lifestyle may be, incorporating turmeric into your diet or supplement routine is sure to give you a much-needed boost.

Here are some ways you can take turmeric and how much of it you should be taking to feel its positive effects:

For Immunity
Turmeric’s high antioxidant content gives our immune system protection from bacteria, viruses and even fungal infection, which proves to be amazing support in the face of the wear and tear of everyday life.

  • Keep pesky bugs and diseases at bay with a daily 500 mg dose of turmeric. Take two servings daily when you feel like you’re coming down with a bug.

For Fitness
Exercise should be part of our daily lives. For sustained wellness and preventive health, exercise and a healthy diet is the perfect marriage for a habit that will keep you looking and feeling good from the inside out.

With exercise however comes stress from impact to our muscles and joints. Paired with this, our bodies naturally produce more free radicals as we physically exert ourselves. While our bodies are perfectly capable of handling and recovering from this, you can boost and speed recovery with all the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric.

  • For easing inflamed muscles and joint pains and promoting recovery take 1 teaspoon or 500 mg of turmeric pre and post workout to keep your body nourished and to promote faster recovery.

For Hormonal Balance
Hormonal issues are quite prevalent in this day and age, particularly amongst women. PCOS, menstrual cramps, menstrual induced-migraines etc. are just some examples of hormonal imbalances that can be painful and often debilitating.

Thankfully, turmeric’s anti-inflammatory benefits and overall nutrient-dense profile make it an ideal all-natural remedy to ease and even alleviate pain from hormonal imbalances.

If you suffer from PMS-induced pain, whichever form it takes, consider incorporating turmeric in your diet for a happier moon cycle.

  • For hormonal support, take 2 tablespoons or 1000 mg of turmeric 5 days before your period and throughout the duration of your period. This should help prevent menstrual cramps, migraines and moodiness.

For Stress Relief
Turmeric is commonly known to be good for your immunity, but a lesser known benefit of this golden root is its ability to relieve depressive moods and to be generally uplifting.

Turmeric may be just the boost you need to get through a stressful day with a positive mind set.

  • For immediate stress relief from a stressful day, have a teaspoon or 500 mg of turmeric. Pair it with a 1-minute meditation or some deep breathing to get you feeling centered and happy.

Need more convincing to add turmeric to your healthy lifestyle? Here are 4 Reasons Why You Should be Taking Turmeric. Have any other ways you use turmeric to boost your health? Let us know in the comments below and share the wonderful benefits of this golden root.

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4 Reasons Why You Should Be Taking Turmeric

Turmeric is one of the most widely studied plants in the world due to its numerous health benefits. This ancient super root and its famous compound, curcumin, have been used for over 6000 years to optimize physical wellness spanning from improving skin tone to warding off disease.

Here are 4 reasons to start taking turmeric.

Say goodbye to pain from inflammation
Inflammation is a natural bodily response to stress in the form of disease, toxins, etc . Unfortunately, today’s modern lifestyle puts our bodies under so much stress, chronic inflammation has become a growing and painful issue.

Most physical ailments can be traced back to a form of inflammation. Curcumin, the antioxidant found in Turmeric, inhibits inflammation which is why studies show Turmeric can ease and even cure a variety of inflammatory issues such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Acne
  • Heart disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Menstrual pain
  • Headaches
  • Muscle aches

The plus side? Unlike painkillers which temporarily bandages inflammation issues, Turmeric ease inflammation and helps our body to heal from what’s causing it.

All-natural detoxification
Turmeric has the ability to increase antioxidant capacity resulting in gaining potent protection from free-radical activity. This means that common environmental aggressors that we face on a daily basis such as pollution, UV rays, pesticides in food, etc. are less toxic to our body as turmeric helps to stave off the negative effects.

It boosts your immunity
Turmeric is one of the most antioxidant rich foods on the planet. The human body needs antioxidants to protect itself from free radical damage. What does this mean for your health? Thanks to the incredible amount of antioxidants found in turmeric, your immune system gets a boost as curcumin acts as an antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal giving you a wide shield of protection from numerous forms of infections.

Promotes happiness
Thanks to Turmeric’s potent anti-inflammatory properties, eating this ancient root doesn’t only benefit your body physically, but also mentally. Consumption of Turmeric has shown that as it reduces inflammation in the brain and gut, mood is lifted as well and mental ailments and disorders such as depression and Alzheimer’s are less severe.

How to use turmeric?

If you haven’t incorporated this golden root into your diet and wellness routine, now is the best time to reap the benefits. Turmeric’s spicy, earthy, and slightly sweet and citrusy taste add its distinct flavor to sweet and savory dishes alike. Stir it into soups and curries for a nutritional punch or mix it in coconut milk and honey for a delicious immune-boosting golden latte. Cheers!

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