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What’s good for the immune system?

beans
 

♪ ‘Beans, beans, the musical fruit.
The more you eat, the more you toot.
The more you toot, the better you feel,
so eat your beans for every meal!’ ♪

 
That catchy tune has a story behind it. The reason that beans make you toot is because of the fiber in them. Releasing gas (or tooting) is really good for you because it is a sign that you are eating foods the feed the good bacteria in your colon. Gas is good, smelly gas is not so the trick is to eat lots of green vegetables high in Chlorophyll or take a Chlorophyll supplement to stop the stink!

One of the best things you can do for your immune system is to eat foods that are high in fiber. A major source of fiber is found in fruits, vegetables and beans. Vegetables and beans would be the best choice because they have less sugar than fruits. All different types of veggies are important though, so make sure to eat a wide variety.

The immune system really starts in the gut and is linked to the health of your digestive system. The Standard American Diet (SAD) is high in refined and processed foods and low in fiber which may be linked to higher chronic disease occurrences.

Why is fiber so important for your immune system? It does all of the following:

  • Helps with digestion so you feel less bloated
  • Helps with weight loss
  • Speeds up and slows down your digestive system when needed
  • Removes unavoidable toxins from your body

Check back for videos on how to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet.

Remember to fuel your body and stay healthy my friends,

~Nikki

About Nikki Golly

Nicole graduated from ASU, Summa Cum Laude in 2011, with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She learned many things including the proper balance of macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats. She also became knowledgeable on the whole process of food digestion and how to analyze the diet of clients. During her time at ASU, she was actively involved in the Student Nutrition Counsel and numerous health-related volunteer programs. Nicole has also spent the last six years working at Hi-Health and currently manages a store at Town & Country Shopping Center. She has excelled in helping her customers find natural and herbal supplements to remedy their varying diseases, disorders, and ailments ranging from problems associated with lifestyle, gender, and even the natural aging process. Some of the common problems Nicole has been faced with over the years have included: digestion, arthritis, weight gain, hormonal imbalance, diabetes and cholesterol, to name a few. These one-on-one experiences and the constant drive and passion to help people have provided the inspiration to better peoples lives. With constant learning and the evolving society in mind, her whole mission is to educate, assist, and empower each of her clients to make the best decisions for a healthier life.

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