We have a family celebration on the weekend. Unfortunately one of the kids visiting has recently had chickenpox and the parents are expecting it to run it’s course through the rest. A compromised immune system can leave adults open to the related virus, shingles, so I want to make sure our immune systems are running at full strength!

I read recently that a large part of our immune system is located in the digestive tract, so a healthy gut can boost our immune response. I’m glad we’ve been drinking kefir for a while now and regularly eat other probiotic foods like yogurt and cottage cheese, as these build a healthy gut which supports the immune system.

This recipe comes from the folks at LifewayKefir who say …

… try [an immune-boosting smoothie] tomorrow and do everything you can to keep yourself healthy!

The soluble fiber found in fresh pear and oatmeal helps regulate your digestive system. They also have anti-inflammatory properties, which help your body fight off and recover faster from infections.


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