6 Foods That Boost Immunity

Now more than ever, people around the world are conscious of their health and the health of those around them. While we adhere to health and safety measures established by professionals, it is important that we nourish our bodies and minds. Eating foods with immune boosting properties is a simple and effective way to protect ourselves from illness. The ingredients used in all ZEGO products are carefully chosen and sourced, many of which are foods known to boost your immune system. Enjoying ZEGO products is a simple, delicious and safe way for you to nourish your body with foods full of health benefits.

 

Oats

There are several reasons why oats are a staple in kitchens throughout the world! Oats can be used countless ways in meals throughout the day and contain beta-glucan. This soluble fiber supports infection-fighting blood cells and works with other nutrients like magnesium and selenium to keep you healthy.

Both Muesli flavors and the Double Protein Oats contain oats.

 

Seeds

Sunflower seeds are a fantastic source of selenium, an antioxidant that helps keep free radicals under control within your body. Free radicals cause oxidative stress and damage to cells, prohibiting them from functioning properly. Selenium’s ability to decrease oxidative stress in your body reduces inflammation and boosts immunity. 

Pumpkin seeds are unique in their high magnesium content, a mineral essential for blood sugar regulation and energy. In order for your immune system to respond appropriately to sickness and toxins, it’s important that cells and organs are protected.

 

The Mix-Ins, Muesli and Seed + Fruit Bars all contain these seeds.

 

Chia seeds may be tiny, but they pack a punch when it comes to nutrients! They’re a great source of fiber, protein and antioxidants. One in particular, caffeic acid, is said to be anti-inflammatory and have powerful antiviral abilities. 

 

The Cranberry Mix-Ins, Fruit + Chia Bars and Seed + Fruit Bars are delicious snacks with these seeds.

 

Sacha Inchi seeds are known as super seeds for good reason! These seeds offer a unique, plant-based complete protein, where all nine essential amino acids are present. The seeds’ iron content is beneficial in absorbing nutrients and providing oxygen to heal cells. 

ZEGO’s Plant Protein and each Seed + Fruit Bar contain these protein-filled seeds.

 

 

Berries

Blueberries are one of the most nutrient dense and antioxidant rich superfoods. Naturally occurring compounds in blueberries called flavonoids are key regulators of free radicals, making blueberries a fantastic food for repairing cell damage and protecting against further harm.

 

The Blueberry Just Fruit Bar and Blueberry Fruit + Chia Bar contain blueberries. 

 

Similar to blueberries, raspberries are full of phytonutrients with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. They’re also high in Vitamin C, which aids in tissue repair and function along with reducing oxidative stress. 

 

The Raspberry Just Fruit Bar and Raspberry Fruit + Chia Bar contain raspberries. 

 

Ginger

Not only does ginger have a distinct taste, it has distinct healing properties that support the herb’s role as an anti-inflammatory and neutralizing food. Gingerol, the main compound in ginger, contains stress-reducing antioxidants and vitamins. Ginger is also said to be a great energy-booster and refresher. 

The Lemon Ginger Seed + Fruit Bar contains ginger.

 

Lemon

Citrus fruits are known for their high Vitamin C content, a nutrient essential in supporting immune system function. Lemon juice provides a source of this vitamin along with several antioxidants that fight infections and viruses while reducing inflammation. 

The Lemon Ginger Seed + Fruit Bar contains lemon.

 

 

Dates

Dates are equally tasty and nutrient dense, filled with antioxidants that support immune system function. Two types of antioxidants in particular, phenolic acid and flavonoids, reduce inflammation and protect cells from damage caused by disease and infection. These fruits’ fiber content makes them easily digestible and in turn, promotes full nutrient absorption. 

Each flavor of Mix-Ins, the Cinnamon Twist Muesli and each flavor of Seed + Fruit Bars contain dates.

 

Consuming foods high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals is essential for your immune system to function properly. With a strong immune system, we’re capable of both protecting ourselves from and fighting against illnesses. ZEGO products allow you to enjoy the food you’re eating while providing necessary immune-boosting ingredients!

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Colleen Kavanagh is the founder and CEO of ZEGO. ZEGO is the first purity-transparent food company, making superfood products with traceable transparency designed to be safe for most all people to eat regardless of dietary restrictions like common allergies, intolerances or diabetes. ZEGO makes oats, muesli, protein powder, Mix-ins and nutrition bars. All products are gluten free, peanut free, tree nut free, dairy free, soy free, sesame free, glyphosate free, lupin free, and sulfite free. ZEGO is certified as a B Corp and as Women Owned (WBENC).
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