Super Foods that Boost Your Immunity

You wash your hands, get enough sleep, and catch enough sun rays.  Now add these foods to your diet to boost your immune system to the max!

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene an antioxidant that the body converts into Vitamin A, an essential nutrient for fighting against disease. Sweet potatoes are actually one of the best fresh sources of immunity-boosting properties out there.

Tea

Black teas contain L-theanine, the amino acid that’s responsible for immune boost.  It is also abundant in green teas (decaf versions have it, too) and teas that contain ginger and turmeric.

Garlic

For thousands of years, people have been using garlic to ward off disease.  Research has found that taking garlic supplements reduces the number of colds you contract and how long you are sick.  Eating a clove of garlic is the best way to reap the benefits but supplements and adding some minced garlic to dishes is also beneficial.

Kiwi

Kiwifruit is a great natural source of vitamin E and C key nutrients for your immune system. Vitamin E helps protect your body from viral and bacterial infections and kiwifruit has more Vitamin C than most citrus fruits, including oranges!

Carrots

Carrots help you fight seasonal colds and flu. Like sweet potatoes, carrots are full of beta-carotene. Eating raw carrots give the the best immune system-boosting results.

Spinach

Spinach is loaded with vitamin E, beta-carotene, folate and vitamins A, C and K, as well as minerals like copper and iron;  all nutrients vital to maintaining a healthy immune system.

Cancer treatments and an Auto-Immune disease has left my immune system compromised but taking action is the key to staying healthy and happy!   These Super Foods are readily available so get out, get yours, and start boosting your  immune system!

 

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