I think it's safe to say, over the past year we have all learned a lot about immunity and the spread of germs.
At Wave Soda we understand the stress that is added to daily life now that flu season is here.
That's why we wanted to offer you some helpful insight about an immunity hack that will change the way you look at your diet and overall health!
Let Me Introduce You To Leptin
Admittedly, before today, I had no idea what leptin was. Then I stumbled on an
incredibly interesting article about immunity, and here we are!
It's a hormone that is produced by fat cells. It is also found in smaller amounts in the brain, stomach, intestines, skeletal muscle, breast tissue, and much more.
Why am I talking so much about it?
Well, it turns out, leptin is actually a super important "master hormone" that aids our bodies by:
- regulating immune function
- activating our neutrophils cells
- activating our natural killer cells
These cells are central part of your immune system and necessary for fighting off infections!
How To Encourage Happy Leptin Levels and Functioning
Now that we have validated the importance of leptin when it comes to immunity and fighting infections, how do we ensure that we are producing the correct amount?
It's actually easier than you may have thought!
Everyone's leptin-optimizing fat, carb and protein ratios are different, but generally speaking, there are a few ways that you can encourage proper leptin function!
- limit carb intake
- increase variety of plant fat
- increase variety of animal fat (always consume grass-fed)
- limit/cut processed food intake
- consume more dark greens
The best part it, none of this is new stuff! All of the immunity hacks above fall into some diet here or there. It's just a matter of now putting them in to practice.
Thankfully, our Wave Soda team is here to help!
Stay up to date on our latest blog posts to find healthy recipes and motivational lifestyle refreshers!
Remember, it is a process to get to where you want to be, but it is all about making the effort.
A great first step is cutting out high-sugar and artificially flavored sodas, and sticking with our all-natural, non-GMO, healthy soda alterative.