Power Up Your Immunity by Eating Well | Adventist HealthCare | Maryland

Published on November 11, 2020

Power Up Your Immunity by Eating Well

broccoli slaw salad

Now more than ever, we all could use some help boosting our immune systems, but substituting beneficial fruits and vegetables for sugar-filled snacks can be hard.

Your immune system does a great job of defending against disease-causing microorganisms like viruses and bacteria,” said Elizabeth Bilodeau, registered dietitian for Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center. “Adopting a healthy lifestyle starts with your diet. There are many ways to get your dose of immune-boosting vitamins and minerals, without sacrificing delicious taste.”

She suggested adding Immune-boosting foods like these your diet:

  • Citrus Fruits
  • Red Bell Peppers
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Spinach
  • Yogurt
  • Almonds
  • Turmeric
  • Green Tea
  • Kiwi

Savory and Sweet Broccoli Slaw Salad

Salad

4 cups finely chopped raw broccoli

½ cup thinly sliced red cabbage

1 cup chopped celery

1 cup finely chopped red apple

2 tablespoons toasted almonds

Dressing

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

4 tablespoons tahini

1 tablespoon nutritional yeast

2 drops liquid stevia

1 tablespoon coconut aminos

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 clove crushed garlic

2 tablespoons water

pinch of salt

Instructions

1. Chop and combine all salad ingredients into a large bowl.

2. Stir all dressing ingredients, except water, until creamy paste forms.

Add water and mix well.

3. Mix dressing into salad until all ingredients are evenly covered.

4. Separate into two servings or to-go containers and enjoy!

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