Top Foods for Your Healthiest Immune System
Prevention is key in cold and flu season. You can use your diet to keep your body, and, therefore immune system, in tip-top shape. Here are some suggestions for you healthiest diet.
1. Vitamin C
If you want to help support your immune system, include plenty of natural vitamin C sources in your diet. This powerful antioxidant helps in the repair and regeneration of tissues, and protects cells throughout the body. Do note that mega-dosing vitamin C after your are sick or when you think you are getting sick is not effective. This is a myth!
Good food sources of vitamin C include:
• Brussels sprouts
• Pink grapefruit
It has antiviral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory benefits. Also, sick people won't want to make out with you.
3. Omega 3
Found in flax, hempseed, chia seed, salmon, mackerel, krill, cod liver oil, avocado, and almonds, just to name a few. Omega 3s support the immune system by increasing the activity of white blood cells that eliminate bacteria and protect the body against damage from over-reactions to infection. Omega 3s also lessen the severity of infection.
Found in broccoli, kale, mushrooms, sesame seeds (Tahini), pumpkin seeds, beans, cashews, eggs, wheat germ, and oysters, to name a few.
Found in Brazil nuts, what germ, whole grains, eggs, sunflower seeds, garlic.
Found in cherries, red grapes, black rice, and also in natural extract, juice and pill form.
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