Top 5 Meat & Seafood Items That Can Help Build Immunity
As cold weather begins to make its presence known and COVID-19 statistics begin to again make headlines, many of us are wondering what we can do to boost our immune systems. Quality meats are a valuable source of vitamins, minerals, protein and healthy fats that can assist our bodies in staying healthy and making speedy recoveries from illnesses. Here’s our top five picks for keeping yourself and your family feeling great this fall and winter.
- Wild caught Alaskan salmon
- Bison Or Beef Primal Burger Blends
- Bison Bone Broth
- Bison Tallow
- Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Omega-3 fatty acids play an important role in boosting our immune systems. These healthy fats actually help immune cells to function more efficiently. Also, there’s evidence to suggest that a type of omega-3 known as DHA encourages white blood cells to be more active, which directly enhances the strength of the immune system. King and Coho salmon contain some of the highest levels of omega-3’s of any food in existence due to their high fat content. Salmon in general is already rich with healthy fats, but these particular species have an even higher oil content. This not only gives them a desirable flavor and texture, but makes them an even more nutrient dense choice for staying healthy and strong.
2. Bison Or Beef Primal Burger Blends
We’ve all heard about how amazing organ meat is nutritionally, but so few of us find it appetizing to regularly cook with offal. Our Primal Burger Blends are the perfect solution. They have a specifically formulated percentage of organ meat blended in to offer maximum nutritional benefits without sacrificing the delicious taste of our best selling ground bison and grass fed ground beef. Organ meats are absolute treasure troves of immunity boosting vitamins and minerals. If you want to really supercharge your health during these unprecedented times, organ meat is definitely the way to go.
3. Bison Bone Broth
There’s a South American proverb that states, “Good broth will resurrect the dead.” Bone broth might be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re wanting to avoid getting sick. It’s known for its healing properties and has been used since ancient times as a powerful health tonic. The bones of animals have super concentrated amounts of nutrients. It’s very important to always use high quality, pasture raised bones - if the animals are exposed to toxins during their lifetimes, their bones contain a lot of toxic build up. Bison bone broth is delicious as a hot drink seasoned with herbs and spices (I like mine with a healthy dose of New Mexico green chile). You can use it as a base for soups, stews and anywhere you would typically use stock or water in savory recipes.
4. Bison Tallow
Bison tallow an old fashioned kitchen remedy that was once a staple and is now making a comeback to American homes. Tallow is super rich with CLA, a compound associated with strengthening immunity - amongst many other health benefits. It contains high levels of vitamins A, D, E and K, along with tons of beneficial fatty acids. In addition to omega-3’s and 6’s, tallow contains significant levels of palmitoleic acid, a fat with antimicrobial properties. When the widespread use of animal tallow was replaced with polyunsaturated plant oils, the health of Americans took a turn for the worse. Using tallow for cooking is one of the simplest changes you can make to improve the health of yourself and your family.
Also Read: Bison Tallow: The Impressive Health Benefits
5. Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken noodle soup is a classic for recovering from illness - and it’s not an old folk remedy for no reason. The combination of warm, nourishing broth with vegetables and chicken is a healing tonic that has withstood the test of time. Warm, soothing liquids have been shown to help ward off inflammatory symptoms like sore throats. The physical heat helps to dissolve stubborn congestion and provide relief from excess mucous. Good quality chicken is full of vitamins, minerals and protein to enable the body to recover more quickly. Fresh, organic vegetables are renowned for their nutritional value and pack a powerful immune boosting punch.
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Every cut of meat is pressure sealed and flash frozen immediately after butchering at the peak of freshness. We work exclusively with master butchers who make every cut with care and precision. All orders are hand packed at our Santa Fe warehouse, shipped in a reusable cooler with dry ice and delivered straight to your doorstep. Check out our selections of humanely raised chicken, elk, bison, beef, lamb, wild boar and seafood.