Hey everyone! Happy Monday and welcome back to my blog for another post. I hope you’re staying well, especially in light of all of the nastiness going around (um, COVID-19, if you live under a rock and aren’t sure what I’m referencing). The world is crazy right now, and one thing I know for certain is that we will never be the same after all of this passes. I don’t mean that in the PTSD sense, although that’s going to be a very real concern later, I mean that in the way-of-life sense. I mean, think about it. How many businesses are delivering and offering curbside service that never considered those models before? Our local car dealership is delivering vehicles that are considered for trades and returning personal vehicles both serviced and sanitized. That’s customer service if I’ve ever heard of it.
Anyways, my point is, I think we should really give some thought to the many changes that are happening around us, and ask ourselves how we think those operations will be forever changed as we return to a (hopefully) normal routine… eventually.
With all that in mind, I want to post about something that’s been on my mind a lot lately, and that’s about building your immune system so you’re better equipped to fight off seasonal ailments. I want to focus on products that will give you a keto immune system boost, because keto dieters can’t just go eat 3 tangerines and call it a day. We need to be more creative than that. I don’t write this post to tell you that vitamins will help you fight off the novel Coronavirus (CV); I’m writing this to help you fight off typical seasonal issues (like innocent colds) that weaken your immune system and allow something more serious (like CV) to take a serious toll on your health. So, without further adieu, let’s get started.
Keto Immune System Boosters
We’re going to divide this post into two different sections. This section is dedicated to drinks and supplements that will help you to super charge your immune system with nutrients that help to fight off common colds.
- Nuun Immunity/Vitamins
- Great Value Immune Drink Mixes
- Premier Protein Shakes
- Electrolyte Supplements
- Ester-C Pills
- Halls Sugar Free Citrus Drops
- Synergy Kombucha
- Lemon Zinger Tea
- Pickle Juice Shots
- V8+Energy Diet
- Ocean Spray Diet 5 Juice
- Propel Vitamin Boost
- Bai Supertea
Nutrient-Dense Low Carb Foods
This list is devoted to whole foods that are packed with all sorts of good stuff to help you remain healthy. You should be eating these on a regular basis to keep your immune system up. I recommend stocking up on these every time you go to the grocery store. I’ve included the most dense nutrients found in each of these foods so that you know why they’re especially important.
- Mushrooms: high source of potassium
- Zucchini: calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium
- Kale: Vitamins A, K, C
- Carrots (in moderation): Vitamin A
- Garlic: manganese, selenium, Vitamin C
- Brussels Sprouts: Vitamins K, C, A, and Folate
- Broccoli: Vitamins C, B-6, A
- Avocados: Potassium, Vitamins B-6, C
- Bell Peppers: Vitamins C, A
- Raspberries: Vitamin C
- Pickles: Sodium (necessary on keto for hydration)
- Eggs: Protein, selenium, Vitamins D, B-2
- Fresh meats and cheeses: Clean protein and fats
- Two Good Yogurts: Cobalamin, calcium
- Fage Total 0%: Calcium, potassium
- Kerrygold Butter: Clean fat source
- Dry Red Wine: Resveratol
- Bone broth: Iron, selenium, Vitamins A and K, manganese, zing
Wrapping it up
I hope, amidst all of this chaos, you’re prioritizing your own health. It is important to take care of your family, but as in a plane crash, you must secure your own oxygen mask first so that you can be of service to others. How can you give if you are empty? Please take some time today to reflect on your own health and consider methods you can set in place today to secure your health tomorrow. Keto has been my own saving grace – I’ve been sick only once since changing my way of eating to keto, which is an incredible feat since I had a cold several times a year on the standard American diet.
If you want to learn how to get started with keto, take a look at my free ebook, Basic Bitch Keto. It’s a guide for beginners on everything you need to know to start the diet.
I hope you’re well. Until next time,