The severity of COVID-19 pandemic has showed us how important it is to strengthen our immune system to fight such infections because there is no other way to avoid the chaos created by an epidemic spread over such a large scale. Let’s see what we can do for a strong immune system:
The number 1 thing for strong immunity: Nutritious food
Eating nutritious food regularly is the foremost thing that we must be doing to prepare the natural defense system of our body to fight disease-causing pathogens. Processed and genetically modified foods lack necessary nutrients, and this is why, it is important to stick to highly nutritious, organic, unprocessed and non-GMO fruits, vegetables, cereals and grains. But that’s not enough because the way of cooking food greatly affects their nutritional value. Let’s see how we can preserve it:
Why and how to keep food nutritious after cooking?
That is the million-dollar question now because there is so much information available in public domain on healthy and nutritious cooking with very little of it supported by actual research or facts.
Some may believe that choosing healthy and nutritious ingredients is enough for cooking a nutritious meal but that is not true. Cooking food is a biochemical process that modifies the nutritional composition of food for easy digestion in the body but its success depends on what kind of cookware is used.
A cookware made from reactive material like metals or ceramics may leach at cooking temperature and react with nutrients in food to form toxic compounds that when assimilated in the body, cause detrimental effects on cells, tissues, blood and organs. Over time, it weakens the immune system, increasing the risk of infections and sickness. Also, the harsh near infrared heat from such materials destroys most nutrients like complex carbs, phytonutrients, flavonoids and water-soluble nutrients.
To keep the food nutritious after cooking, it is important to cook it in a 100% non-toxic material like MEC’s pure clay – an all-natural material that doesn’t leach and cooks with gentle far infrared heat that keeps all nutrients intact. MEC’s ergonomically designed pots/pans and their lids also make sure the steam (water soluble nutrients) stays inside the pot while cooking. It happens by naturally condensing steam on the inner surface of the lid (which is cooler than the pot) and letting it fall back into food during cooking. Thus, food turns out healthy and nutritious after cooking in this healthy cookware.
Eating such food regularly provides necessary fuel to the body to strengthen the immune system over time and cleaning out the toxins already accumulated in the body. As a result, you feel more energetic and fall sick less often.
What else can you do to boost immune health?
Besides eating nutritious food, there are other factors than can boost your immune system like regular exercise (exercise at and around the house – in the kitchen, garden, household etc.), healthy lifestyle (reduce stress, getting enough sleep, pursuing hobbies that keep you happy etc.), better air quality, personal hygiene, clean water etc.
Therefore, by cooking food in a healthy cookware and following a healthy lifestyle, we can equip our body to fight infections on its own so whenever a situation like the one we are facing arises again, our body will be naturally prepared to keep things under control.