Hello lovelies. Jess here. We’ve made it to Thursday, even though this week has already felt like a year. Amirite?
Life can be stressful. Between managing the struggles of COVID-19 + Soda Citizens returning to work things can get hectic quickly. We know that’s also all on top of the millions of daily details you’re all juggling on any given day. We’re right there with ya.
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And, I don’t know about y’all, but stress can make me physically ill. So I’ve been feeling like it can’t hurt to fuel my body with healthy goodness.
Do your immune system the favor and include more fruits + vegetables daily. They’re loaded with nutrients called antioxidants, which are good for you.
Take your immunity to the next level with a little extra boost. It doesn’t take much to get extra vitamins in your system to elevate your mood, body + mind.
So with all that in mind, we found a few local businesses that offer immune-boosting products.
You can support a local business while supporting your health. ProTip: Check out this recent COLAtoday article about where to buy local produce if you want to whip something up yourself. Send us your recipes.
Cold-pressed juice | Good Life Cafe
Try one of their varieties of freshly squeezed juices like “Keep the Doc Away” with apple, lemon + ginger, or “Spring Cleaning” with pineapple, apple, grapefruit + ginger. ($7.95)
Kombucha | Lil’ Duck Kombucha
Elderberry Syrup | Mama’s Berries
Elderberries contain antioxidants, antiviral properties, anti-inflammatory effects + more. Mama’s Berries creates homemade syrups with organic + local ingredients. ($20/16 oz. jar)
Immunity-booster smoothie | Rosewood Market + Deli
The Purple Monster Smoothie is made with elderberry syrup, bananas, spinach, beet powder, strawberries + almond milk to give your body the antioxidants + vitamins it needs to fight illnesses.
Açaí and Smoothie Bowls | The Corner Blend
Customize your own bowl or try one of their original recipes, like Kale’n It or Brazilian Crush. Each power bowl is packed with fresh fruit, chia seeds + other beneficial ingredients. (~$10-13)
Local honey | Cottontown Bee Co. or Busy Bee Honey
You may know honey as your go-to solution to ease a sore throat. Raw honey also contains antioxidants, helps digestive issues + can even fight off your allergies.
Immunity-booster shots | Revive Wellness Studio
Each intramuscular injection contains Vitamin C, Glutathione, and Zinc to give your immunity system a boost. (12 for $200 or $20/booster)
Ice cream | Sweet Cream Co.
Need we say more? While ice cream may not have the antioxidants + vitamins that many of these other remedies have, it can offer something even better– it’s good for the soul.