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Three Gut Boosting Ways to Keeping Your Immune System Strong

By Amira Ansari posted 14 days ago

  

The USBG is always seeking original, exciting, and interesting posts on topics that are relevant to our members; anything ranging from personal experiences to chapter news and industry reviews; to health and wellness-related topics.

Because you're in the thick of it all, day-to-day, we know you have a lot to say! You’re the crème de la crème in the industry, and we are looking for your specific brilliance. If you’re a USBG member that wants to contribute to our online community in a more formal way, this is it!

 

The USBG Health & Wellness committee is grateful to have @Jules Aron as Health & Wellness Committee Co-chair! Jules is a USBG Palm Beach chapter leader and is named “the wellness mixologist” by Women’s Health magazine.

She is known in our community as the beverage consultant and holistic nutritionist bridging the gap between mind, body, and spirit(s) for over a decade. She is the founder of The Healthy Bartender, the clean online cocktail destination, and is the author of five best-selling books, including the acclaimed cocktail book, Zen and Tonic, and her new book: Low Proof Happy Hour.


In this blog, Jules shares tips to improve your immunity and gut health from the inside out, using nutrition.



The start of a new year is a great time to invest in your health! You likely already know that what you eat can affect your weight, energy and even your mood  throughout the day. But you might not be aware of the extent to which nutrition and your diet affects the immune system.

Seventy percent of the immune system is located in the gut. The foods we eat affect the microbiome, the diverse bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, which in turn, affect immune cells in the gut.

 

The best ways to keep your immune system strong starts in the gut! Here’s how to get started:

 

Reduce Inflammation

Eliminate known inflammatory foods such as wheat, soy, corn and dairy.

Add anti-inflammatory foods such as dark leafy greens, berries, citrus, bone broth, turmeric and ginger.



Balance Gut Bacteria

Eat fermented foods such sauerkraut, kimchi, miso and kombucha

Take probiotic/prebiotic capsules

Add digestive Enzymes to your diet

Eat a fiber rich diet


 

Improve Digestion

Start your morning with warm water and lemon

Stimulate stomach acid production with digestive bitters before meals

Incorporate apple cider vinegar into your diet.

Start slow and see if any of these work for you.



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