Time to Step Up
Take an Active Role in Boosting Your Immune System
As we begin a new year full of hope that it will be better than the last (it has to get better from here, right?!), staying healthy and well is top of mind for most. Here’s some good news: you don’t have to sit back and hope you stay healthy; you can take action to prepare your body to be as ready as possible for whatever might come its way.
Help Your Body Help You
Keeping your immune system at peak performance all the time—and not just tuning in when you’re already starting to feel lousy-- is key to mitigating the risk of getting sick—and ensuring your body is ready for any germ invaders that come your way. There’s no magic formula to protect you completely, but taking steps to be sure your immune system has what it needs will provide your best defense if and when you are exposed to viruses, or any other type of germ. We’ve told you before that there are three ways to help your body help you: sleep, exercise, and diet. Today we’re going to focus on that last one, and ensuring that what you put in your body is working for you.
When we talk about supporting your immune system through food, the key is to seek out some key vitamins and minerals that do great things for your body. You’re probably familiar with Vitamin C—but you should also be on the lookout for others, like Vitamin D, E, and Zinc, all of which have immune boosting properties. These vitamins are naturally occurring in many foods. They are also a component of Premier Protein Shakes.
Drink Your Vitamins
So what’s in our shakes? We’re glad you asked. If you’ve read the nutritional label on the back of your favorite shake, you may have seen that you’re drinking 24 vitamins and minerals. You can consider Premier Protein Shakes part of your daily fix of essential nutrients that help support your immune system and help give your body the nourishment it needs to power through your crazy life. Among those vitamins and minerals: Vitamins C and E, which are important antioxidants.
Blend It Up
Start your day (and your year!) right with these immune-supporting recipes.
- This Citrusy Turmeric Smoothie checks a couple of key boxes. It has two whole oranges for an excellent dose of Vitamin C, plus a tablespoon of turmeric juice. If you’re not familiar with turmeric, it’s a root that is packed with powerful antioxidant properties and compounds like Curcumin. PROTIP: If you can’t find turmeric juice, add a half teaspoon of turmeric powder.
- While we’re on the subject of citrus, try this Strawberry Citrus Shake.
- If you prefer eating your breakfast with a spoon, this Tropical Citrus Protein Smoothie Bowl is a great option.
How do you plan to stay healthy this year? Let us know on Instagram @PremierProtein.