Part 1: Top Immune-Boosting Foods

top immune-boosting foods

What are some of the top immune-boosting foods? According to several sources, including Dr. Oz, and The Truth About Your Immune System, a Special Health Report from Harvard Health Publications, some of the foods that can seriously boost your immune system and help keep you from getting sick are covered below.

Naturally, boosting your immune system starts with living a healthy lifestyle. Getting enough sleep or rest (this is when the body repairs itself), keeping a fairly regular schedule (erratic schedules can cause stress), finding ways to reduce stress, not smoking, avoiding binging or overusing alcohol or other substances (including chemicals, medicines, or other non-natural items), and eating healthy (plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, low fats, little meat, and whole grains), exercising regularly, and maintaining a healthy weight, are among the best ways to avoid a reduction in your immunity to begin with.

Top immune-boosting foods for colds and flu

Larch supplements (as “larch resist-aid” in the ingredients), taken regularly, can reduce incidences of colds up to 23%.

Elderberry is an old folk remedy, the extract from which can help block the flu virus, according to test tube studies. Also high in antioxidants and is anti-inflammatory.

Garlic has a number of antioxidants that boost the immunity, including H. pylori, the bacteria that is found associated with some stomach ulcers and stomach cancer. It has been long known as a natural aid for remedying a cold or the flu.

Top immune-boosting foods for your gut, liver, and skin health

1 cup per day of low-fat yogurt adds good bacteria to your gut for fighting disease. Vitamin D in yogurt also reduces chances for catching colds and flu.

Oregano oil boosts your immune system and improves gut health by killing bad bacteria in your intestines. Take 200 mg 3x/day.

Detoxifying your liver (your body’s filter) helps create a healthy environment for the immune cells that exist there. Cruciferous vegetables, such as cabbage, kale, lettuce, broccoli, and cauliflower, help support your liver, flush out toxins, improve nutrition, provides antioxidants, and gives you great skin due to the skin-liver connection.

Pomegranate juice is great for your skin because of the punic alagin and ellagic acid that the pomegranate seeds provide, which fight free radicals. Not just amazing for your skin, but also for your liver, this helps boost your immunity and provides phytonutrients as well.

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