The next group of anti-inflammatory foods we’re highlighting includes eggs, fish, alternative milk, leafy-green vegetables, and nuts. What do these have in common?
They are all packed with vitamin D and B-vitamins such as B-12, B-9 and B-6. These are all very important for your body’s response to harmful cells and pathogens.
Here’s the breakdown …
This is necessary for some immune cells, especially those that help destroy infection-causing pathogens. Vitamin D may also help protect against respiratory infections, which is extremely important with COVID-19 upon us (as of the writing of this post). For an extra dose of Vitamin D, you can go outside in the sun for a few minutes each day.
Note: If you are unable to be in the sun, Dr. B feels it’s not unreasonable to take Vitamin D supplements. I take 2,000 IUs each day.
B Vitamins such as B-12, B-9 and B-6 are prevalent in leafy-green vegetables. They are very important in aiding your body’s response to harmful cells or pathogens. Add these to your arsenal of anti-inflammatory foods!
As I considered recipes chock full of vitamins D and B, I remembered the quiche recipe my daughter, Jillian, and I recently made. Her recipe was an original, and it included whole eggs, cream, and cheese. My recipe was Vegan, so I used Just Eggs, cashew milk, and homemade cashew ricotta cheese. Both recipes are equally delicious. We paired them with a chopped kale salad for all the essential vitamins, antioxidants and more!
Be creative with your quiche! Remember my kale salad recipe from the Power of 5 Test Kitchen.
To Healthy Eating & Be Well,
Melissa & Dr. B