FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS!

Foods that boost immune system

9 Foods You Should Include in Your Diet to Boost Your Immune System

February 20, 2019

Foods to boost immune system

If you or your loved ones commonly suffer from cold and flu, chances are that you or they have low immunity. In that case, treating the conditions may give temporary relief and the conditions may keep recurring. Here it’s actually needed to boost the immune system and it can be done by having certain foods. Earth’s Wisdom today wants to make you familiar to these foods which are a natural, safe and effective way to keep your immune system in top shape.

1. Ginger

Ginger is a common spice used for various ailments. It may help reduce inflammation during a sore throat and other inflammatory diseases. Ginger stores a heat in the form of gingerol, a compound in the family of capsaicin. Ginger may help lower chronic pain and is supposed to have cholesterol-reducing properties.

2. Garlic

Fortunately garlic is a ubiquitous food today and you can get it anywhere you go in the world. Besides having the capability of lowering blood pressure and slowing down stiffening of arteries according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, garlic has tremendous immune-boosting power which is accredited to a heavy concentration of sulfur compounds like allicin.

3. Turmeric

The bright yellow spice called turmeric has been used in cooking and as an anti-inflammatory medicine for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Curcumin which offers turmeric its unique bright yellow coloration can help reduce muscle damage caused by exercise.

4. Citrus Fruits

Vitamin C is well-known for treating common cold because it boosts the production of white blood cells which are key agents to fight infections. Citrus fruits are packed with vitamin C. Popular among them are oranges, limes, lemons, grapefruit, tangerines and clementine.

Since our bodies cannot produce vitamin C naturally, you need to take it through these fruits to keep a good health.

5. Spinach

Spinach is not just loaded with vitamin C, but it also rich in many other antioxidants and beta carotene which may increase the ability of our immune system to fight infections. In order to retain its nutrients, it should be cooked only a little. However, light cooking increases its vitamin A content and also enables other nutrients to get released from oxalic acid.

6. Broccoli

Broccoli is a powerhouse loaded with vitamins and minerals. It has vitamins A, C and E, and numerous other antioxidants as well as fiber. Just like spinach it’s important to cook it only a little or even not at all in order to keep its nutrients intact.

7. Red Bell Peppers

Citrus fruits are not the only natural storehouses of vitamin C. The fact is that red bell peppers have twice as much vitamin C as that in citrus fruits. Moreover they contain beta carotene. Thus in addition to strengthening your immune system, vitamin C helps boost your skin’s health, while beta carotene also helps in keeping skin healthy as well as eyes too.

8. Almonds

When it’s about preventing colds, vitamin C is more powerful than vitamin E. But still vitamin E is essential for a healthy immune system. Since it’s fat-soluble, it needs fat to get absorbed properly. Almonds are rich in vitamin E as well as healthy fats. You can get almost 100% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin E with a half-cup serving, i.e. around 46 whole almonds.

9. Green Tea

Flavonoids, a potent antioxidant, are present in both green and black teas. But green tea has higher levels of EGCG or epigallocatechin gallate which is another potent antioxidant. In case of black tea, a lot of its ECGC content is destroyed in the fermentation process, whereas in green tea, ECGC is preserved.

Green tea is also packed with an amino acid L-theanine which may help in the formation of the germ-fighting compounds in your T-cells.

Other foods good for boosting your immune system include shellfish, papaya, sunflower seeds, kiwi and poultry, which you should add in your daily diet and you’ll be free from everyday ailments and live a healthy life.

 



Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Wisdom News

Upper belly fat, stomach exercises, six pack
Losing Upper Belly Fat – Facts You Should Know

November 20, 2019

The areas where your body prefers to store fat are determined by a mix of factors like lifestyle, genetics and diet.

The good news is that although you can’t reduce fat in your chosen areas, attention can be focused on losing overall fat and exercise can be targeted on upper belly. Weight training, cardio exercise, and weight loss and lifestyle choices can together help reduce upper belly fat. Earth’s Wisdom today wants to introduce readers with the various options.

Read More

Alpha Brain Waves and Their Importance
Alpha Brain Waves and Their Importance

November 05, 2019

Your brain is one of the most important organs of your body. Do you know that its functioning involves electricity? Yes, it’s a fact that brain cells, known as neurons, communicate with each other using electricity.Earth’s Wisdom today wants to make readers learn more about alpha brain waves, their function and importance compared to other brain waves.

Read More

Signs of and Treatment for Spine Misalignment
Signs of and Treatment for Spine Misalignment

October 29, 2019

Pain in our back, shoulders and waist is quite common, and most people accept this type of pain as a lifestyle outcome, stress or work overload, and prefer to live with it, instead of getting it treated. But the fact is that this pain arises from misalignment of your spine and you really can do a lot about it and eliminate this pain. Earth’s Wisdom today wants to throw light on this seemingly insignificant but actually very important issue.

Read More

to the top button
powered by proof factor - increase conversions with exit intent notifications