Immune System Boosters
With the relevancy that health and wellness currently has all over the world, it can be easy to lose sight of our own every-day health choices. Building a strong and resilient immune system is essential to personal and societal wellbeing. This short read will discuss the basics of how our immune system works, how we can improve it, and how aha soups can contribute to immune system support.
The Immune System
To properly understand the body’s immune system in the context of viruses requires a brief biology lesson. The main function of the human body immune system is to protect against disease. The body goes about this process by distinguishing between normal, healthy cells and unhealthy cells. The cells that display signs of danger are considered unhealthy and the immune system kicks in to address the infected cells. The methods of attacking these cells and restoring the body to a healthy, routine state vary depending on the biological threat that has entered the system. Scientists across the globe have dedicated their lives to researching the body’s immune system, and there is still much more to learn.
Luckily, extensive knowledge on human physiology is not necessary to build a strong immune system. One contributing factor to a robust, disease-fighting immune system is nutrition. Certain foods have been scientifically linked to support and enhance the immune system’s ability to combat disease. To name a few: citrus fruits, red peppers, broccoli, garlic, ginger, spinach, almonds, turmeric, carrots, and mushrooms. These foods all contain varying levels of vitamins A, C, and E. They help the body regulate its immune system, protect against infection, and stimulate the formation of antibodies to fight off disease. All of the foods listed above play a role in improving the immune system. So how does aha utilize these nutrient-dense foods?
aha’s Immunity-boosting Ingredients
aha Pure Foods incorporates several of the ingredients above into all five of our soup blends. FIRE-PROOF is a go-to blend for immunity-boosting ingredients. Carrots, ginger, garlic, and turmeric, and black pepper are featured in this soup. The combination of black pepper and turmeric creates a unique reaction within the digestive system, allowing the body to absorb more of turmeric’s anti-inflammatory benefits than ingested alone. Broccoli, mushrooms, garlic, and ginger can all be found in a jar of LION’S MANE, packing an immunity boost with four key ingredients. LUCKY BONES is another beneficial blend, containing mushrooms and garlic as well. SWEET CHI and TOMA VIDA share Vitamin A-rich carrots, in addition to orange and garlic, respectively. Each of the five blends is unique and delicious, providing a multitude of health benefits to the immune system and other bodily systems.