During these times, our immune systems and self-care routines are more important than ever because...you know. The good news is that eating an immune boosting diet is a great way to create a win-win for your body and mind.
Immune boosting diets improve our bodies general health. When you're giving your body the fuel it needs to stay strong and healthy, you increase both your resiliency and resistance to sickness. You are quite literally taking care of your self at the most foundational level: nutrition.
As we all know, the healthier we feel the more likely we are to move our bodies and feel able to face the stresses that come with everyday life. As Warriors, we make it through a lot of tough times. Boosting our immune systems will only help us.
So! Without further ado, here are 10 ingredients you can add to your diet to boost your immune system:
Have you been craving sugar lately? Sugar cravings can be hard to kick and, surprising no one at all, are one of the most common inhibitors to weight loss. Many people struggle with them. If you're currently facing them, you're in great company.
Before we get into 14 ways to stop sugar cravings, let's unpack some potential "why's" behind cravings and go over why sugar can feel so addicting:
Have you ever felt like you're addicted to sugar? That you crave it and cannot keep from consuming it? Well, that's because sugar is very much like a drug.
A study from the journal of Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews showed that “intermittent access to sugar can lead to behavioral and neurochemical changes that resemble the effects of a substance of abuse.”
Just like other drugs, sugar triggers a release of dopamine in our bodies. Dopamine is a feel-good neurotransmitter linked to the reward...
Believe it or not, snacking is quite a popular hobby among people who work out (aka warriors).
One of the reasons why, is that the more active you are, the more your body craves food that will fuel your movement. The key to successful snacking is having healthy options to choose from.
That's why we asked Alexis Ren what her top 5 favorite healthy snacks are. She answered with five snacks that both fill you up and keep you on track with your fitness goals.
Here are Alexis Ren's go-to healthy snacks:
"Apples are my go to snacks. They're hydrating and have a nice sweetness (or sourness) to them. I like that they're light and have a good balance of natural sugar, carbs and fiber."
There are many different kinds of apples to try. Have you found your favorite kind of apple yet? Consider stocking up on some and seeing how they work for you as a healthy snack.