Foods to Boost a Monkey’s Immune System

If you don’t want to be laid up in bed, or the bathroom, for days then make sure to eat plenty of these immune boosting Monkey friendly foods!

Sweet Potato

Here’s a way to increase your Vitamin C intake without adding a lot of sugar, like is usually associated with fruits containing Vitamin C. You can bake them up just like a regular baked potato or puree to make a great tasting homemade soup.

Artichokes

Replenish the good bacteria in your system by cooking up some sautéed artichokes. This vegetable helps to let lactobacilii bacteria flourish in the gut. It’s also a great source of iron.

Black-Eyed Peas

Legumes provide a big source of fiber in our diet. Aside from that, black-eyed peas are an excellent source of Vitamin A, Calcium, and Folate. Adding just ½ cup of to a salad with provide you with more than 4 grams of fiber!

Vinegar

Some of the agents in vinegar are responsible for killing existing bacteria and fungus. Vinegar also helps relieve upset stomachs and blocks prostaglandins which can cause migraines and other headaches. On a side note, it’s also a good remedy for cramps because it raises your potassium level!

Eating right for your Diet Type helps too!

Monkeys function best on a diet rich in complex carbs and low in fat. But, there’s more to it than just knowing what foods to eat. You need to understand how much of those foods you should be taking in. Too much or too little of even the right foods can interfere with getting to your goals!

Carbohydrates

Your meals should be centered around grains and/or vegetables. This does not mean eating the whole pan of rice at dinner though-you still have to watch your portions. The majority of your grains should be whole grains-brown rice or whole wheat pasta for example.

Fat

The Monkey Diet is a low fat diet, but remember that the foods you choose should be naturally low in fat. Loading up on oils and nuts will tend to put you over the edge on the amount of fat you use. Sautéing your veggies in a little oil or putting a couple slices of avocado on your salad are good ways to take in healthy fats, but snacking on nuts all day and loading your salad with a fatty dressing in addition to the avocado is a Monkey no no.

You should be grabbing a vinegar-based dressing and snacking on fruit, veggies, and even whole grain crackers. Portioning out fat can get tricky, but you know when you’re doing too much.

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