Can I Boost My Immune System?

Posted by Rene Harwood on

 

Did you know how hard-working and protective your immune system is? It does a great job of protecting your body from disease-causing microorganisms. However, not everyone has a healthy immune system. There are times when the immune system fails, and germs take over, that's how you get sick with viral and fevers. 

Albeit the fact that, germs are getting stronger, you can make your immune system stronger too. Here are several common foods that can help you make your immune system stronger and boost your immunity.

Ginger:

There are many benefits of ginger, but the best part about ginger is that it's easily available at the grocers’. It decreases inflammation; helps heal sore throat as well as cough. If you are feeling nauseous, ginger also helps calm that down. It also has cholesterol-lowering properties. Moreover, ginger is full of warm effects as it has gingerol; this can help in relieving chronic pains.

Garlic:

Garlic can be found in all the cuisines around the world, especially Italian and Asian cuisines, which are packed with the goodness of garlic. Apart from giving your food an exotic flavor, it also enables the immune system to fight better and become stronger. Garlic fights infections as well as lowers the blood pressure. It's the most suggested food for people with heart conditions as it keeps the arteries from getting harder. Allicin is a sulfur-containing compound, and garlic is full of allicin. Allicin has immune-boosting properties, and regular intake of garlic will help make your immune system fight diseases better.

Yogurt:

Not all yogurts boost the immune system. So if you are looking for the specific one, you need to look for "live and active cultures" indicator on the label. This is the stimulant that you need to give your immune system a boost. Processed yogurts are laced with sugar and also have flavors added to them. Hence they are of no use if you are counting the health benefits.

Go for plain yogurt to boost immunity and fight diseases better. If you are looking for flavors, adding fresh berries to plain yogurt will not only give you health but also bursting flavor. Yogurt is full of vitamin D, and it's been proven that Vitamin D helps you fight helps accelerate the body's natural defenses against diseases.

Turmeric:

Every household in India has turmeric, and they use it on a daily basis to make their immune system stronger. It has anti-inflammatory properties that are beneficial for osteoarthritis as well as rheumatoid arthritis. Most Indian athletes drink milk and turmeric to decrease exercise-induced muscle damage.

Black/Green Tea:

Making your immune system stronger and giving it a boost also depends on your lifestyle. There is so much you can add to your daily life to give your body a much-needed boost. Green/Black tea is one of those secrets. Both are laced with antioxidants named flavonoids. However, green tea has the upper hand as it's packed with epigallocatechin gallate. EGCG enhances immune function and makes it strong enough to fight viral fevers as well as flu.

Poultry:

Have you ever had chicken soup while fight flu and fever? Many may say that it's comfort food that their ancestors had when they got sick, but that's not all it is. Poultry, like chicken and turkey, has an accelerated amount of vitamin B-6.  Did you know that out of 40 percent of your required amount of B-6 comes from chicken? Why do you need B-6? B-6 is a multi-player that works to generate new, as well as healthy red blood cells. You also get gelatin, chondroitin, along with many other nutrients that are recommended for gut healing as well as boosting immunity.

Everything that you eat has a direct effect on your immune system. So, eat healthy, Eat wise, you because really are what you eat.