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With the whole craziness of COVID-19, it’s in our best interests to give you solid information to stay healthy and to boost your immune system. So without further ado, here we go:

Whey Protein

As much as protein is an important muscle builder after a workout in addition to being an appetite regulator, it also helps strengthen your immune system! The amino acids in protein helps manufacture white blood cells and antibodies to fend off germs and bacteria.

If you’re a vegetarian, there are other great veggie powders out there if you feel like you’re not getting enough!

If you’re lactose intolerant, look into an whey isolate protein!

For some smoothie recipes, check out one of our previous blog posts!

Vitamin C/Oranges

If you’re not eating oranges or supplementing with Vitamin C, you’re missing out in strengthening your immune system. Research has shown that Vitamin C also helps in the growth and repair of body tissue.

Side Note: We recommend looking for food grade Vitamin C tablets as many supplements are synthetic. This means that your body is not absorbing nutrients effectively. A good one to try out is Camu Camu tablets. Check this out on the health benefits of Camu Camu.

Broccoli

Eating fruits is great, but don’t forget your veggies. Broccoli is a staple in many athlete diets. There’s a heck ton of additional vitamins and minerals in broccoli such as vitamin A that carries an antioxidant effect killing radicals.

Salmon/Fish Oil/Omega 3

Inflammation sucks when training. It also doesn’t do your body any favours when you’re sick. In fact, it comprises your immune system as well. Eating salmon or having fish oil/omega 3 will help rid of that inflammation in addition to giving your organs a great boost!

Zinc

Zinc has been shown to shorten the duration of any cold. It functions like an antioxidant in the body and also has anti-inflammatory functions properties.

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